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Pipeline Quarterly Preview!

The autumn issue of Pipeline Quarterly, publishing next month, will be focused on community-based integrated employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.  There’s a lot going on around the state, and not just in large cities! For example, we checked back with Michael and April Richards in Hillsboro (Highland County), to find out how their business, M&A Small Engine Repair, is doing.  We featured the business in Pipeline Quarterly, Spring 2013. While following up, we learned about a few new twists and ideas, including help from assistive technology.  All issues are archived online at Pipeline Quarterly.

M&A Small Engine Repair owner Michael Richards (center) updates his employment support team about business at the shop, located in downtown Hillsboro. (L. to R.) Kraig Walker and Casey Fraley, Highland County Board of DD; Erin Shaffer, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; and Michael’s wife and business partner, April.

M&A Small Engine Repair owner Michael Richards (center) updates his employment support team about business at the shop, located in downtown Hillsboro. (L. to R.) Kraig Walker and Casey Fraley, Highland County Board of DD; Erin Shaffer, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities; and Michael’s wife and business partner, April.

TAC Choir Teams Up with Governor’s Council for O-H-I-O!

The TAC choir, representing Clark County area developmental disabilities services organizations, energized the crowd at the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities annual meeting this month (see Employment article, this issue) with several musical selections, including the ever-popular ‘Hang on Sloopy’ -- punctuated by several enthusiastic choruses of “O-H-I-O!”

The TAC choir, representing Clark County area developmental disabilities services organizations, energized the crowd at the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities annual meeting this month (see Employment article, this issue) with several musical selections, including the ever-popular ‘Hang on Sloopy’ — punctuated by several enthusiastic choruses of “O-H-I-O!”

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