July 26 marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities, similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. The ADA and ADAAA also ensure […]
Have you visited the DODD Work Space? It includes training and tools offered in support of Ohio’s disability professionals, including the Brown Bag Thursday webinar series library. Sign up for the DODD Work Space Update to receive the monthly newsletter featuring information about new and upcoming online and in-person trainings.
Register for The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) webinar, “Sex Offenders with I/DD: Problems and Solutions from Around the Nation” on July 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The webinar will highlight current issues in the field, as well as promising practices from across the country. Participants will be the first to obtain […]
OCALICON, the nation’s premier event in autism, AT, and low-incidence disabilities, is November 18-20 in Columbus. OCALICON is a face-to-face gathering of national leaders, educators, parents, service providers, self-advocates, scholars, and policy makers to examine common concerns and share proven solutions that address issues faced by individuals with autism and low-incidence disabilities across their lifespan. […]
Innovative Things are Happening in Northern Ohio Last week, Director Martin visited several providers in northern Ohio to thank them for their hard work, and their efforts to move Ohio’s developmental disabilities system forward. During his visit, he learned about several innovative things providers are doing to increase opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.
Training Behavior Support Strategies Training – Online The first module in a series of online trainings that focus on Behavior Support Strategies that Include Restrictive Measures now is available. The first module reviews the new rule (5123:2-2-06), the principles of person-centered planning, restricted and prohibited measures, and the roles and responsibilities of QIDPs, Human Rights […]
June 30, Governor Kasich signed the FY2016-2017 Executive Budget, bringing to close the budget process. This budget makes a historic investment in Ohioans with developmental disabilities, investing $286 million over the next two years to increase opportunities for individuals to live and work the community. Many of the initiatives that have been covered over the […]
County Boards and providers are required to conduct pre- and post-hiring registry checks of employees, which includes checking six different registries. The Automated Registry Check System (ARCS) makes this process easier by checking all required registries at once, rather than searching six different websites. ARCS checks the following registries: Excluded Parties List System (U.S. General […]
County Board user accounts now can be renewed without contacting the help desk. As of May 1, 2015, designated approvers from each County Board have the ability to renew user accounts online, rather than contacting the help desk. Every month on the first of the month, County Board approvers will receive an email requesting that […]
Achieving optimal health is important for everyone, but brings special meaning to individuals with developmental disabilities. According to the National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult Consumer Survey, only 22 percent of Ohioans with developmental disabilities engage in 30 minutes of moderate exercise three days a week. When individuals’ Body Mass Index (BMI) was measured, 31 percent […]