Administration Update – SPLG Final Report; NCI Data

The Strategic Planning Leadership Group (SPLG) Final Report now is online. The SPLG engaged the statewide developmental disabilities community in processes to help set strategic direction, and improve Ohio’s developmental disabilities service system during the next ten years. From November 2013 to November 2014 SPLG members worked to develop various benchmarks toward this goal. The resulting 24 benchmarks […]

January – March

During First Quarter, key topics included: Strategic Planning Leadership Group, Human Trafficking, SSA Rule, Employment First, Budget, Legislation Kasich Administration works to stem human trafficking – Task Force appointed. Service & Support Administration Rule (5123:2-1-11) moved forward with a focus on person-centered planning and strengthening involvement of individuals served. The new rule describes and encourages […]

April – June

During Second Quarter, key topics included: Strategic Planning Leadership Group, Autism, Budget, Family Advisory Council Strategic Planning Leadership Group (SPLG) Hosts Forum, “Creating Work Opportunities, Learning from Change”— Presenters from Vermont and Rhode Island addressed events and issues arising from the Olmstead Agreement. Two other Forums were hosted during Second Quarter — “Creating Opportunities for […]

July – September

During Third Quarter, Key Topics Included: Letter from Disability Rights Ohio, Budget, Strong Families Safe Communities, Strategic Planning Leadership Group, Legislation On July 1, Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) sent this letter to DODD Director John Martin, Governor John Kasich, and other state agencies outlining their concerns with the status of Ohio’s developmental disabilities system. We welcome […]

October – December

During Fourth Quarter, key topics included: CMS Transition Plan, Budget, Strategic Planning Leadership Group, Employment, Family Caregivers, Managing Change, Our Future Ohio releases draft plan to comply with new federal HCBS requirements — In January 2014, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released new requirements for Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers […]