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 »

A Community Conversation

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Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on the drug crisis in our community. Hear from community leaders, government agencies, law enforcement and healthcare experts on the alarming impact drug abuse is having in our communities and how we are working together to address this challenging issue. Join the conversation! This event is free… Read more »

Benefits and Employment in 2017 Workshop

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This workshop provides the core information needed to assist a beneficiary in financial planning and benefit management.  Mike is a professional trainer with 25 years experience in presenting and teaching, focusing on disability benefit programs and employment.  He has presented over 2,700 workshops since 1993.  He is among a few professionals who know and are… Read more »

Grant Resources

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This document contains a list of wish granting organizations, grants for special needs, and grants specifically for those diagnosed with autism.  We hope you’ll find it useful. Wish Granting Organizations

Free Training – Parent’s Rights in the Special Education Process

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Parent’s Rights in the Special Education Process – Participants of the training will gain a functional knowledge of parent’s rights under IDEA 2004. The six components of FAPE will be discussed and explained. Timelines under IDEA, as well as, the evaluation, referral and testing process will be covered. Participants also will learn the basic facts… Read more »

Self-Advocacy Inservice Invitation

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Please join us for an exciting journey into self-advocacy.  Everyone will have an opportunity to: -Meet self-advocates from seven counties -Hear great motivational speakers -Enjoy lunch with new friends -Learn how self-advocacy is working in our communities Advocacy is supporting, encouraging, backing, and being active.  We look forward to hearing your story! For more information… 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 »

State Wide Help Me Grow Intake and Referral System

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Families and Professionals seeking general information or wish to make a referral to either Help Me Grow Home Visiting or to the Shelby County Early Intervention Program may use one of the following options: Secure Web-Based Referral Form         Help Me Grow Referral Form Toll-Free Help Me Grow Referral Line      … 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 »