- Workshop scheduled on STABLE accounts
- Salvation Army accepting applications for holiday assistance
- Caregivers Act Clears Senate
- Adult League for Challenger Baseball forming
- Partners for Inclusion is again offering holiday gift boxes
- Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards announced
- Job postings
- Download the Board of DD Mobile App
- October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2017
- Develop a Vision for a Good Life
- Family Town Hall on Technology will be live on Facebook
- Events for the DD Community
- Worth Repeating
1. Workshop scheduled on STABLE accounts
You can learn more about Ohio’s STABLE Account at a workshop on October 19. STABLE is a way for people with disabilities to have more control over their money. There are options where you can save and invest without it affecting government benefits like Social Security income and Medicaid. The workshop will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the University of Toledo College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027, 1610 North Westwood.
Please RSVP to James R. Schade (419) 887-6305 or firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and number attending. Childcare will NOT be available.
2. Salvation Army accepting applications for holiday assistance
The Salvation Army will be accepting applications for Holiday Assistance throughout the month of October for Lucas County residents. Applications will be accepted at The Salvation Army at 620 N. Erie St., Toledo from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Oct. 13, 23, 25-27 and on Oct. 24 from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The following documentation is required for all applications:
- Picture ID for the All Adults in Household
- Proof of Income for the household, current within the past 30 days (Note: everyone living under the same roof in a single family home is considered a household member)
- Pay Stub OR
- Unemployment OR
- SS/SSI/SSD Printout
- Proof of address (must have the applicants name, address, and a current date within 30 days)
- Utility bill OR
- Mail (received in the last 30 days)
- Birth certificates for each child in the household OR one of the following (which must include a birthdate):
- Medical card with birthdate OR
- Report card OR
- Printout from Social Security OR
- Income tax return from 2014 OR
- Custody papers (if child is not birth child)
3. Caregivers Act Clears Senate
Legislation to establish a federal strategy to address the needs of family caregivers — including those supporting people with developmental disabilities — is gaining steam. Read more.
4. Adult League for Challenger Baseball forming
The Greater Toledo Challenger Little League Baseball is holding an information meeting for the start of an ADULT baseball league for adults with physical or mental disabilities. the meeting will be Sunday, October 22, from noon to 2:00 at Maumee American Legion Hall, 204 Illinois Avenue.
5. Partners for Inclusion is again offering holiday gift boxes
Maumee Valley Chapter Partners for Inclusion (formerly Maumee Valley Civitan) is again offering the popular meat and cheese boxes for holiday gift giving. These gift boxes create paid work for persons with developmental disabilities at Triad, Sunshine, Shared Lives Studio, and Anne Grady! For more information and an order form click here or order online.
6. Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards announced
Toledo Community Foundation and The Blade, in partnership with The Center for Nonprofit Resources, Buckeye Broadband and WTVG-13abc, are happy to announce the seventh annual Nonprofit Innovation & Excellence Awards, to recognize local nonprofit organizations that stand out for their contributions to our community. A panel of judges selected the following three organizations to receive recognition at this year’s ceremony. They are:
- Innovation award: A Renewed Mind
- Small agency Excellence award: Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism
- Large agency Excellence award: Thomas M. Wernert Center
7. Job Postings
The Lucas County Board of DD is recruiting for a Service and Support Specialist. Experienced human services professional to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to be a part of their community, achieve gainful employment and receive needed supports to live as independently as possible. Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in a related area, one year of post-Bachelor experience, and a clean driving record. Click here to learn how to apply for a job with the Board.
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. The following providers are seeking employees.