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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.

Director Martin holds up a shirt

Residents of the Our Lady of the Wayside waiver home in Lyndhusrt presented Director Martin with a shirt. Our Lady of the Wayside has converted small Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) to waiver homes, offering more space and privacy while ensuring the same level of care. Three residents live in this home at the end of a quiet neighborhood street.

Director Martin has a cookie made by residents at Echoing Lake. Lorain County Superintended Amber Fisher in the background.

Residents of the Our Lady of the Wayside waiver home in Lyndhusrt presented Director Martin with a shirt. Our Lady of the Wayside has converted small Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF) to waiver homes, offering more space and privacy while ensuring the same level of care. Three residents live in this home at the end of a quiet neighborhood street.

Director Martin Meets John K.

Director Martin met Pathways Participant John K. while he was enjoying lunch outside with fellow participants. In this integrated day services program, individuals come together in the morning, then break into groups to participate in community activities such as visiting the zoo and going to concerts.

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