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 your email address. You may also read the Friday Update on the Board website and on the mobile app

  1.  Board of DD outlines goals and priorities for 2020
  2.  Request a guest speaker from the Board
  3.  Department of DD is asking us to participate in its Family Resources Survey
  4.  You can receive free text message alerts from the Board of DD
  5.  Sensory friendly movies offered at Franklin Park Mall
  6.  Residential HPC wage increase explained
  7.  Job postings
  8.  Why Work Benefits You sessions scheduled for February
  9.  Upcoming Events
  10.  Worth Repeating

1.  Board of DD outlines goals and priorities for 2020

The Lucas County Board of DD Action Plan for 2020 outlines the goals and priorities for the coming year. You may read the plan at this link.

Also, you may download the Board’s 2020 calendar at this link.

2.  Request a speaker from the Board

If you would like a guest speaker from the Lucas County Board of DD at your club, group or organization, please contact our Public Information Office at 419-380-4048 or fill out the online form at this link.

3.  Department of DD is asking us to participate in its Family Resources Survey

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities would like to ask families of people with disabilities to take a short online survey about what family resources they used during the past year. Click here to take the survey.

4.   You can receive free text message alerts from the Board of DD

You can sign up to receive text messages from the Lucas County Board of DD by sending this message to 40404: follow LucasDDAlert . This is an immediate and cost-efficient way for you to receive information about inclement weather closings, important meetings, or other significant notices about Board of DD operations. And it’s free!

You can also get immediate messaging from the Board of DD via our mobile app. You can download the app to your smart phone by entering your phone number at this address: https://app.appinstitute.com/lucascou

5.   Sensory friendly movies offered at Franklin Park Mall

The Franklin Park mall is now offering monthly sensory-friendly movies. The sensory friendly movies will take place the first Saturday of each month, and are open to anyone who may benefit from this service.

January 4 – Frozen 2 at 10:00 am
Febuary 1 – Spies in Disguise at 10:00 am

6.   Residential HPC wage increase explained

The Arc of Ohio has been working with various system stakeholder organizations to ensure understanding of the direct support wage increase. Follow this  link for full details regarding the wage increase and the system partners.

7.   Job postings

To stay up-to-date on job openings with the Lucas County Board of DD, follow this link.

Manahan, formerly Josina Lott Residential, has openings for 2nd and 3rd shift DSP’s. The updated website includes the new employment application at www.manahanlife.org

iDance is now hiring Direct Support Professionals part time with flexible hours. Call
419-309-8423 or 419-309-1610 for more information or apply online.

8.      Why Work Benefits You sessions scheduled for February

Confused about keeping your SSI/SSDI while working? Or about keeping your health benefits? Join the discussions and dinner on  Tuesday evenings in February. Click here for all the information.

9.  Upcoming Events

January 13 – Elected for Inclusion: Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

January 16 – People First

January 21 – Your Voice Matters luncheon

January 25 – Special Olympics Polar Plunge

February 9 – Community Film Festival

February 22 – SibShop

March 1 – Acoustics for Autism

March 7 – Arc Night with the Cavs

10.  Worth Repeating

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” -Seneca


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