Our Future: New Information Resources

As 2015 moves into view, we are moving ahead to several busy months including budget considerations, with Governor John Kasich announcing the biennial budget in early February. In addition, new guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that redefine reimbursement for waiver services, and discussions around services currently provided in large institutional […]

Strategic Planning Leadership Group Wraps Up Meetings

The final meeting of the DODD Strategic Planning Leadership Group (SPLG) last week included completing draft language for several ten-year and two-year benchmarks. The recommendations are being developed to guide the future of the statewide developmental disabilities services system, and create a sustainable, quality environment for individuals with developmental disabilities to live, work, and learn […]

National Caregivers Month: Siblings Offer Support and Input

OhioSIBS Conference a Model for Strengthening Families The Ohio Adult Sibling Conference (OhioSIBS) this past weekend in Columbus provided a unique opportunity for people whose siblings have a disability to network with and gain support from each other. The 14th Annual Conference included Project STIR (Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility) trainers sharing their expertise, as […]

Pipeline Pix

Newest Pipeline Quarterly, Now Online! All issues are archived at Pipeline Quarterly. The autumn Pipeline Quarterly focuses on community-based employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.  There’s a lot going on around the state, and not just in large cities! For example, in Greenville, we caught up with Erika, a participant in the Darke County […]

PostScripts

The next issue of Pipeline, November 25, is our annual Thanksgiving Issue. It will highlight some things for which we, in Ohio’s developmental disabilities community, are thankful.  Again this year we invite you to tell us for what you are thankful. Please submit items for consideration by November 19, to sherry.steinman@dodd.ohio.gov.  A short paragraph and […]

New website offers information about changes to Ohio’s DD system

Welcome to Our Future! New tools to keep you informed about changes to Ohio’s DD system   Each day, the expectations of individuals with developmental disabilities continue to grow. As those expectations increase, Ohio’s developmental disabilities system must evolve to better support individuals. Last year, DODD began work to shape the future of Ohio’s system. […]