1. Ohio will conduct COVID-19 virtual town halls
    2. Work Benefits You class scheduled on March 3
    3. Online series to address personal safety begins March 1
    4. Ability Center conducting surveys
    5. Learn what Technology can do for you!
    6. CCS is offering a chance to win a weekend stay at Treehouse Village!
    7. Events and activities
    8. Worth Repeating

1. Ohio will conduct COVID-19 virtual town halls

As Ohio continues to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine, sharing accurate, reliable information with at-risk communities to help reduce vaccine hesitancy remains a high priority.  As a result, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services have put together a series of COVID-19 vaccine virtual town halls with medical experts, community leaders, and public health professionals to address common concerns and questions from specific communities. These virtual Town Halls are designed to help you sift through the myths and learn where you can find reliable, trustworthy information about COVID-19 vaccines. For more information click here. We’ll be able to watch on Facebook, YouTube, and with a browser.

2.  Work Benefits You class scheduled on March 3

Confused about keeping your SSI/SSDI benefits while working? Your question will be answered in the next Work Benefits You class on March 3. It will held via Zoom. Click here for more information.

3.  Online series to address personal safety begins March 1

The Lucas County Board of DD is partnering with the Ability Center to present a series of online presentations on personal safety.  The first session is March 1.  Follow this link for details.

4.  Ability Center conducting surveys

The Ability Center strives to develop its programs and services to best serve the community and works to create the most disability-friendly community in the nation.

    • Parents, guardians, and caregivers of children with disabilities are asked to take this survey: https://bit.ly/38zDb0w
    • Community members and those who provide services to youth are asked to take this survey: https://bit.ly/2XENz0F

5. Learn what Technology can do for you!

Marci Straughter, one of five Tech Ambassadors for the State of Ohio, will be on ZOOM on March 3, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. to show people how technology can be used to help keep you safer and to become more independent. She will speak from her own experience and on behalf of people who live with a developmental disabilities.

Marci will demonstrate how she uses technology in her home and the community. In addition to her role as a Tech Ambassador for Ohio, Marci also serves on the OSDA Council of Ohio Leaders-COOL, and a number of other boards, including the Self-Advocate Advisory Council with the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is a statewide Project STIR trainer and a strong advocate for disability issues.

If you are interested in more details, send an email to Marci at marci@ohiotechambassador.org.

To register to attend on March 3 at 10:00, click on this link, then scroll down to the link dated March 3 for Marci.

6.  Courageous Community Services is offering a chance to win a weekend stay at Cannaley Treehouse Village!

This fundraiser is made possible by a professional partnership with Metroparks Toledo! All funds raised from this sweepstakes will be used to provide quality programming in the areas of caregiver support, advocacy, and life skills training. YES we keep it local. The drawing will be March 1.

We are looking forward to welcoming our campers back for fun recreational activities this summer.

Purchase your raffle tickets.

7.  Events & Activities

February 22-26 – Special Olympics/Recreation Calendar

February 22 – Coffee, Tea and Autism

March 2 – Awareness & Advocacy Day

March 7 – Acoustics for Autism

April 25 – CommUNITY FilmFest

8. Worth Repeating

“You should rather find purpose than a job or a career.”  -Chad Boseman

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