Category: News

SCBDD Presents Always There Awards

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SIDNEY — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Wilma Valentine Childcare, the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently honored outstanding supporters for being “always there.” The Always There awards were presented during festivities at the Wilma… Read more »

The Spot Restaurant – Employer of the Year 2017

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There are few places in any city or town where people of all kinds can gather together to share a beverage or have a meal. These establishments become the cornerstones of our community where all are welcome and can expect to enjoy great food at reasonable costs. The Spot is this type of place for… Read more »

Contact Senator Portman: Oppose Graham-Cassidy health care bill that puts Medicaid services at risk

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Despite new amendments proposed by U.S. Senators Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the most recent attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to pose a threat to services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Ohio and across the nation. According to financial data compiled and… Read more »

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Accepting Applications For Research Grant

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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking applicants for its Data and Policy Research Grant for the 2018 calendar year. The grant amount is $50,000 of federal funds and applications are due by Friday, October 6, 2017. The Council has developed 13 research topics that applicants can choose from when applying for the grant. Applications… Read more »

STABLE Account Receives National Recognition

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In July, STABLE Account was honored to receive the “Champions of Equal Opportunities Award” from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). The NACDD recognized STABLE Account for its “outstanding leadership and dedication to policy that supports opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.” The national honor was presented at NACDD’s annual conference where… Read more »

Direct Line: A new tool to share information about changes to Ohio’s DD system

Our system, both here in Ohio and nationally, is experiencing change. The expectations of and for individuals with developmental disabilities rightfully is increasing, and individuals want to more fully participate in their communities. Also, outside forces are causing us to look at how services are offered, including new federal regulations from the Centers for Medicare… Read more »

LEND Community Integration Project

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The Ohio State University Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the Nisonger Center is participating in a project regarding how community integration is defined and applied in Ohio. The perspective of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities was sought as part of the project. The Champaign and Shelby County Boards of DD were selected… Read more »