- Board day services will end at Holland by March 31
- Early Head Start needs toilet paper
- Registration continues for Lace It Face It walk on August 19
- Waiver Waiting List Improvement Survey
- Board to host training for guardians of adults
- Preferred Properties executive director nominated for prestigious honor
- Moms Everyday segments feature parents from Early Intervention
- Department of DD launches Supporting Families website
- Job Postings
- Camp Courageous and the The Arc seeking nominations
- Disability remains under represented in movies
- Events for the DD Community
- Worth Repeating
1. Board day services will end at Holland by March 31
Those attending Superintendent Deb Yenrick’s Family & Advocate Forum last week received a report from Caren Taylor, Director of Adult Options, that day services at the Holland Adult Services Center will end no later than March 31. Those individuals who are still receiving day services at Holland will need to begin receiving services from another provider before March 31 in order to ensure no interruptions in services. Service and Support Specialists will be assisting with the process of selecting a new provider.
2. Early Head Start needs toilet paper
Each Board facility during the week of August 21 will be collecting toilet paper for Lucas County Early Head Start. The program may no longer use its funds to purchase it. Read more by clicking here.
3. Registration continues for Lace It Face It walk on August 19
Registration for the 5th Annual Lace It Face It Walk for Autism is still open! The event is August 19 at the Franklin Park Mall. Register online, by mail, or in person in with the Autism Society of Northwest Ohio. You can also register before the walk on August 19, 2017 at the event. Registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m. To register in advance or for more info, click here.
4. Waiver Waiting List Improvement Survey
The Arc of Ohio and stakeholders representing individuals and their family members, guardians, providers, county boards of developmental disabilities and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities are working on changes that will improve Ohio’s Waiver Waiting List process.
The new process will allow people and families to inform their local county boards of developmental disabilities on what their current needs for services are so they can match the right services to the right people who need them.
Please take a moment to complete the survey at this link.
5. Board to host training for guardians of adults
Guardians are required to complete a three-hour continuing education course every calendar year. To help you meet this requirement, the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting two broadcasts provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College on the subject of “Medications and Medical Advocacy” on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. The course is available free of charge.
This is a three-hour continuing education course, and you may attend one of the two broadcasts of the course being held that day from 8:45 a.m. – 12:00 Noon or from 1:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. to fulfill your education requirements for the year. You must be in attendance for the entire three-hour broadcast.
The sessions will be held in the Board’s Training Center at Larc Lane Center, 1155 Larc Lane, Toledo, Ohio, 43614.
Registrations are being taken from now through September 26. To register you may either call (614) 387-9445 or visit www.judicialecademy.ohio.gov. Select only one time slot for this continuing education broadcast course.
6. Preferred Properties executive director nominated for prestigious honor
Hats off to Kendra Smith, Executive Director of Preferred Properties, on her nomination for the “20 under 40” award. The “20 under 40” recognizes area leaders under the age of 40 who have been influential in the Toledo region.
7. Moms Everyday segments feature parents from Early Intervention
Two parents whose children benefited from the Early Intervention program have been featured on the Moms Everyday segment on 13abc. You can watch those segments by going to the Board of DD website and taking the link to videos.
8. Department of DD launches Supporting Families website
The new Supporting Families internet page from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities features information on the Family Advisory Council and core group, details about grantees, quick links to family resources, and a schedule of the #FamilyTalk series. To connect, take this link.
9. Job Postings
If you are a provider seeking employees, we would like to help. Send an email to FridayUpdate@lucasdd.info with the details. We’ll be happy to include the information in the next Friday Update email.
10. Camp Courageous and the The Arc seeking nominations
Do you know someone in your life or the community that you feel is deserving of recognition for what they have accomplished to assist those with developmental disabilities and/or their families as an outstanding self-advocate, professional, philanthropist/donor, or community service? Nominate that person for an award from Camp Courageous and The Arc. Click here for more information. Awards will be presented at the Annual Banquet on September 28.
11. Disability remains under represented in movies
A new analysis of hundreds of the most popular films in recent years finds that portrayals of people with disabilities are few and far between. Read more by clicking here.
12. Upcoming Events for the DD Community
August 17 – People First
August 18 – Harbor Night Golf
August 19 – 5th Annual Lace It Face It Walk
August 22 – Special Olympics Disc Golf
August 30 – Rec Jam
September 9 – Golfing for Autism
September 9 – High Noon Showdown Unified Softball
September 9 – Sunshine Walk, Run & Roll
13. Worth Repeating
“I like to start the day early, it keeps me out of trouble.” -Glen Campbell