Don't let a voting myth keep you from the polls

There are many myths concerning voting and individuals with disabilities that might keep you away from the polls. Ohio's Secretary of State has published a report on these myths and you may read it at this link.  Am I still able to vote if I have a guardian? cannot sign my name? or need assistance? The answer to all those questions is "yes."

In Ohio, voting locations must be made accessible for people with disabilities.  That includes accessible parking and an accessible route to the voting area.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

In keeping with the U.S. Department of Labor’s commitment to ensuring an American workforce for Americans of all abilities, this year’s official National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme will be “America’s Workforce: Empowering All,” the Department announced today.

“We are committed to ensuring that all Americans can access good, family-sustaining jobs. A workforce that empowers everyone is good for job seekers as well as job creators,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta. “Over the past year, the unemployment rate for individuals with disabilities has significantly declined. Continued steady job creation will provide even more opportunities for all Americans to get hired and provide for their families.”

Observed each October, NDEAM is a nationwide campaign that celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities throughout American history, and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that all Americans have access to the services and supports to enable them to work.

Lori Mariucci promoted to Assistant Superintendent

The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities has promoted Lori Mariucci, its Director of Human Resources, to the position of Assistant Superintendent. In that position, she has been designated by the Board to succeed Deb Yenrick as Superintendent when Ms. Yenrick retires in 2018. Read more.

2017 Annual Report

Every person has value and should receive the supports necessary to create opportunities for them to choose where they wish to live, to be gainfully employed, and to choose their relationships, hobbies and beliefs. That was the underlying theme for the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities in 2017.

Director Martin offers praise to Superintendent Deb Yenrick

With Deb Yenrick's retirement only a few months away, the Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities offered some well-deserved praise.

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