Friday Update – April 13

The Friday Update is published on Friday mornings by the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. You may subscribe by sending your email address to FridayUpdate@lucasdd.info. You may also read the Friday Update on our website or on our mobile app.

  1.    Board Annual Meeting will be April 23
  2.    Auction slated for April 21
  3.    Training for guardians of adults offered on May 23
  4.    Annual Report for 2017
  5.    Goalball is returning
  6.    Sunshine taking summer camp reservations
  7.    Job Postings
  8.    New Aging Gracefully newsletter
  9.    April Showers bring… Camp Clean Up!
  10.    Bittersweet spring fundraiser is May 24
  11.    Revised Waiting List Rule posted, public comments accepted until May 3
  12.    Events for the DD Community
  13.    Worth Repeating

1.   Board Annual Meeting will be April 23

You’re invited to attend the Board of DD Annual Meeting! This year, the Annual Meeting was moved to April 23 from its traditional time in January in order hopefully to have better weather for the event.  The keynote speaker this year will be Barbara Sears, Director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid. A highlight of the evening is the presentation of several awards by the Board to Community Partners, the Staff Person of the Year, and the Self-Advocate of the Year. The Board will also present its prestigious Spirit Award.

The Annual Meeting will be April 23, 6:00 p.m., at Larc Lane Center, 1155 Larc Lane in Toledo.


2.   Auction slated for April 21

The Lucas County Board of DD will have an auction on April 21 that will include vehicles, furniture, and other items. Click here to check out the items and find out more about the auction.


3.  Training for guardians of adults offered on May 23

The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities will again host training for guardians needing to complete their annual continuing education requirement. Guardians are required to complete a three-hour continuing education course every calendar year.

The free sessions will be held on May 23 at Larc Lane Center, 1155 Larc Lane, Toledo 43614.  The course is offered via a special three-hour broadcast. Two broadcast sessions are scheduled: 8:45-12:00 and 1:00-4:15. Guardians may attend either of the two broadcasts to fulfill the annual continuing education requirement. But, you must attend the entire three hour broadcast.

This training is being provided by the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College. The topic of the training is “Introduction to the Developmental Disability System.”

Registrations are being taken from now through May 11, 2018. To register you may either call Joyce Murphy at (419) 380-4052 or send an email to jmurphy@lucasdd.org. Select only one time slot.


4.   Annual Report for 2017

The Lucas County Board of DD Annual Report will be published shortly in several newspapers. You may get a pre-publication glimpse by clicking here!


5.   GoalBall is returning

GoalBall is returning on April 14th at Sylvania Northview High School.

Join the Sylvania Schools BPA students and the Lucas County Board of Development Disabilities to support disability awareness by organizing your own 3 person team and come compete!  To learn more about GoalBall, follow this link to view a short video made after our 2014 tournament. Unified Teams are encouraged. Click here for team registration information.


6.   Sunshine taking summer camp reservations

Sunshine Communities is taking reservations for its summer camps. Many campers are typically-abled but camp counselors are able to adapt to special needs as well.

Campers learn animal care and riding skills at Sunshine’s Barn Camp in Maumee. A variety of one-day sessions to mix and match: 4 -6 year olds: June 22, June 29, Aug 5, Aug 12. 2-5pm. ($35 per session). 6 years and older: July 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, & Aug 2. Noon to 4pm. ($50/session). 6 years and older: July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, & 17. 2 to 6pm. ($50/session). Contact Laurie for details at lkimura@sunshine.org or 419-779-0756.

Campers learn hand-building, extruding clay, and surface techniques at Sunshine’s Studio camp in Uptown Maumee. June 25-29 – 10 am. to 11 a.m. for K-3rd grade; 1 to 2 pm. for 4th – 6th grade. Each week session is $75. July 23-27 – 10 am. to 11 am. for  K-3rd grade; 1 to 2 pm. for 4th – 6th grade. Each week session is $75. Contact Larry at lknight@sunshine.org or 419-891-8877


7.  Job Postings

The State Support Team Region 1 has just announced job openings for regional consultants in the focus areas of school improvement and preschool l special education. The direct link is http://www.sstr1.org/?page_id=46341

If you are a provider seeking employees, we would like to help. Send an email with the details. We’ll be happy to include the information in the next Friday Update email. The following providers are currently seeking employees.

 


8.   New Aging Gracefully newsletter

The newest Aging Gracefully newsletter is available at this link. All past issues are archived on the Lucas County Board of DD website. Click on Publications in the top-level menu.


9.   April Showers bring…. Camp Clean Up!

Mark your calendar for our annual Camp Cleanup Day on Saturday April 21st! Whether you are an individual, small or large group, person with a trade skill, or someone who just wants to help; we have a project for you! If you can give one hour or a whole afternoon, we need and appreciate your willingness to help! Hotdogs and beverages will be provided throughout the day. Click here to sign up   Hotdogs and beverages will be provided throughout the day.


10.   Bittersweet spring fundraiser is May 24

Bittersweet will be hosting its 4th annual spring fundraiser, Celebrating Possibilities, presented by Dana Incorporated and Morgan Stanley.  The event will celebrate the abilities and achievements of individuals with autism.  The fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 24 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The celebration will be held under the pavilion on Bittersweet’s beautiful 80-acre farm, and as always, it will include the best of local food, drinks, and music.  This year, Bittersweet is proud to feature local, farm to table fare catered by Fowl and Fodder, desserts by the Bittersweet culinary team, and live music by local artist Nick Neenan.  Art pieces, culinary delights, and farm-fresh Bittersweet produce will be available for sale.  Rick Thielen is the chairman of the event and Dan Cummins from WTOL11 will be the guest master of ceremonies.  The event is rain or shine.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.


11.  Revised Waiting List Rule posted, public comments accepted until May 3

Fix The List; a statewide coalition of people with disabilities, family members, and organizations representing guardians, county boards, and providers; has released an updated plan to fix Ohio’s DD waiver waiting list.

To view the latest version of the proposed waiting list rule, visit www.FixTheList.info/the-rule. The coalition welcomes comments and feedback. To provide official feedback, send your comments to Becky.Phillips@dodd.ohio.gov before 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 3


12.    Upcoming Events for the DD Community

April 17 – Arc of Ohio Spring Conference

April 18 – Granite City Dine-to-Donate for Partners for Inclusion

April 19 – People First

April 22 – Bowlympics

April 24 – Friend Blend

April 25 – Dining in the Dark

April 27 – Dinner-Dance

April 29 – Safe Kids Day

April 30 – Partners for Inclusion clothing drive

May 9 – TLC open house

May 12 – Josina Lott Jog and Jaunt

May 19 – Special Olympics Golf Scramble – Register now!

June 2 – Miracle League Ride & Rally Poker Run

June 15-16 – Black Swamp Benefit

July 10-12 – Autism Society National Conference


13. Worth Repeating

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.” -Karen Lamb


 

 

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