1.  Voters forums scheduled on September 30 and October 1
2.  Have you filled out your Census?
3.  Online sessions discuss why working benefits you
4.  ARC schedules workshops of protecting crime victims with DD
5.  Donations made to Special Olympics athletes
6.  Job postings
7.  Ability Center and OOD schedule employment webinar October 1
8.  Worth Repeating


1.  Voters forums scheduled on September 30 and October 1

Every year, Partners for Inclusion, the Toledo-Lucas County Disabilities Commission, the Board of DD, and the Ability Center sponsor forums using a town hall style format to discuss issues and candidates on the local ballot. This year they will be virtual discussions.

On September 30th the discussion will focus on the two countywide levies – Metroparks and Children Services — and the two income tax issues in Toledo. It will be Wednesday, September 30, from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom and on Facebook.

On October 1, the candidates for County Commissioner, Probate Judge, and Sheriff have been invited to discuss their viewpoints on disabilities issues. Again this discussion will be on Zoom and Facebook.

Follow this link for more information. Circle the dates on your calendar for these important online discussions.

2.  Have you filled out your Census?

September 30 is the deadline to complete your Census. Please do not let this slip by. Census data is used to determine congressional representation and how federal dollars are spent.  You can fill out the Census form online at www.mycensus.gov

3.  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.

4.  ARC schedules workshops of protecting crime victims with DD

The Arc of Ohio, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD have joined together for this very important Virtual Seminar regarding Ohioans with DD and the Criminal Justice System.

This is a free event and open to professionals and family members. Please register by clicking on the above link. The Zoom link will open at 8:00 a.m. on both days with the conference beginning at 9:00 a.m.

 Click here for more information and to register.

5.  Donations made to Special Olympics athletes

Special Olympics Ohio and the Lindy Infante Foundation are joining forces to provide Sport at Home kits to Special Olympics Ohio athletes in various cities. Athletes and their families will be able to pick up bags at no contact, safe, drive through locations. A pick up will take place on Saturday, September 26th in Toledo at Deveaux Junior High School (2620 W Sylvania Ave, Toledo, OH 43613) from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Special Olympics Ohio is excited to provide this resource to their athletes during this difficult time.

6.  Job postings

For information on open positions with the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, follow this link.

Bittersweet has 2 positions open at this time: Program Assistant – Health Screener and DSP. More information at https://bsf.ninjagig.com

The Ability Center is seeking a Data Outcomes Manager .

7.  Ability Center and OOD schedule employment webinar October 1

Explore how businesses hire and retain qualified people with disabilities to fill their workforce needs and foster inclusive workplace environments through statewide services through Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.   The webinar will be October 1 at 10:00 a.m.  Sign up Here

8. Worth Repeating

“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg


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

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