The Family Legacy – Sharing Their Stories

DODD Family Advocate Peggy Martin Recognized for Service Last week, the DODD Family Advisory Council (FAC) welcomed several exciting speakers — including families themselves — discussing topics of interest to the statewide developmental disabilities community. The meeting also was the last one with Family Advocate Peggy Martin at the helm. She will retire in November. […]

Legislation Introduced – SB367 to Further Scrub Dated Language

SB 367, a measure to further scrub the words ‘mentally retarded’ from statute, was introduced last week by Senator Peggy Lehner and Senator Eric Kearney. The bill recommends changing all usages of the words ‘mentally retarded’ in the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) to the words ‘intellectual disability,’ ‘developmental disability,’ or other similar language. Although the […]

November 4 Ballot Issues, County Boards of DD

The Ohio Secretary of State’s website contains information about the November 4 ballot issues, including specific information pertaining to Voters with Disabilities. On November 4, voters will decide several local races and local issues, including school issues, local tax levies, bond issues, and charter amendments. A complete list of local issues appearing on the ballot is […]

Pipeline Pix

2014 Synergy Conference Draws 600+. That’s a lot of Synergy. The combined PAR/OSDA (Professionals, Advocates, Resources/Ohio Self Determination Association) conference this month amped-up the synergy among stakeholders throughout Ohio’s developmental disabilities community. In addition to excellent presentations such as, “The Employment First Imperative,” by Allan Bergman, annual ESDY awards and other honors were presented. See […]

PostScripts

Go Baby Go! Workshop is Tomorrow The Franklin County Board of DD will be hosting a ‘Go Baby Go!’ workshop October 16 at 2879 Johnstown Road.  This hands-on training on power mobility will be taught by Dr. James Galloway and Dr. Sam Logan from the University of Delaware, and will include information on how children […]

Ohio at Forefront of Employment Efforts

A statewide employment conference in September, just ahead of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), WORKING Together united more than 300 people with an interest in expanding employment options for people with disabilities. There, speakers from outside Ohio made it clearer than ever that our state is several steps ahead of many others, due in […]