- Board of DD endorses Issues 17 and 18
- Online sessions discuss why working benefits you
- Newspaper article recaps Voter Forum on November 3rd issues
- October is Disability Employment Awareness Month
- Training opportunity for parents
- Double ARC conducting its annual Kaleidoscope Event
- T.A.R.G.E.T. graduates help develop curriculum
- Angie Cole honored as Staff Person of the Month
- Aging Gracefully newsletter for October
- Worth Repeating
1. Board of DD endorses Issues 17 and 18
The Lucas County Board of DD has endorsed Issue 17, a new property tax for Metroparks Toledo, and Issue 18, a renewal levy for Lucas County Children Services. Both issues will appear on the November 3rd ballot.
2. Online sessions discuss why working benefits you
October 6 and 8 online sessions will answer some very important questions if you are working about keeping your SSI/SSDI and your health care benefits? Click here for more information.
3. Newspaper article recaps Voter Forum on November 3rd issues
Follow this link to read The Blade summary of the recent Voter Forum sponsored by the Ability Center, Partners for Inclusion, the Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Disabilities, and Board of DD. The audience for the Forum heard about issues on the November 3rd ballot and how those issues would impact individuals with disabilities.
4. October is Disability Employment Awareness Month
The Ability Center has a landing page full of resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month
5. Training opportunity for parents
A free training session for parents will focus on the parent’s role in supporting their children who are learning in a virtual environment. Follow this link for details.
6. Double ARC conducting its annual Kaleidoscope Event
Join A Renewed Mind and its Double ARC Center for FASD for the virtual Kaleidoscope 2020 Event! This will be October 6 at 8:30. Follow this link to information on how to get involved.
7. T.A.R.G.E.T. graduates help develop curriculum
While the pandemic challenged the meeting venue and format, Corey James, Thomas Gordon, and Roger Schaefer graduated from the T.A.R.G.E.T. group initiative. Not only were they graduates, but they helped assist in developing curriculum for future classes. T.A.R.G.E.T stands for Teach Adults Respect, Genuineness, Empathy, and Trustworthiness. Corey, Thomas, and Roger were selected for the class, because of their desire to help others learn to work and live together, especially for those living and working in the community for the first time. They participated in the 8 week course, while meeting in the socially distant and open space of their garage. Aspiring Hands helped to support their efforts, including the purchase of times for their graduation party. Thomas and Roger are pictured. Thomas selected the group’s emblem (The Phoenix), which is featured on their t-shirts.
8. Angie Cole honored as Staff Person of the Month
We are all committed to the Mission of the Board and its Core Values of living a life of choice, community inclusion, participating in the decisions that affect me, and knowing that I have worth and can contribute to my community. But, there are those staff members of the Board that go above and beyond… demonstrating over and over again these values… considering not only the individuals we serve but also the struggles of co-workers. Such a person is Angie Cole, Service and Support Specialist.
Angie is known for her kindness and patience. These traits have made her an exceptional role model.
Angie Cole is an exceptional employee who brings credit to herself, the Service and Support Administration, and to the Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is well-deserving of being recognized as the September 2020 Staff Person of the Month.
9. Aging Gracefully newsletter for October
Click here to read the newsletter.
10. Worth Repeating
“Drama is life with the dull parts cut out of it.” -Alfred Hitchcock
The Friday Update is published on Friday mornings by Lon Mitchell, Public Information Manager of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. You may subscribe by sending us your email address. You may also read the Friday Update on the Board website and on the mobile app