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 Committees and DODD. This module takes 20-30 minutes to complete, and is free and open to the public. Additional modules will be available on the Training page of DODD’s website.

Customer Relationship Management/Individual Data System Training – Online

The Individual Data System (IDS) application is being enhanced, and moved to a dynamic new platform called Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Training on the new IDS/CRM now is available to help you prepare for this transition. Courses that currently are available include Login and search, Creating a new record, Edit information and Individual Transfer Record (ITR). If you use IDS, you are encouraged to complete this training. If you have questions about the IDS training, send an email to

Conferences and Events

Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio Conference – August 8

Prader-Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio LogoThe Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio 2015 conference is August 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Columbus. This year’s conference will feature Dr. Jennifer Miller, a noted Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS) specialist, and Mary Sentelle from Dynamic Pathways Dr. Miller will present an overview of PWS and its complications, and diet/supplements and the latest research. Mary will discuss what those at Dynamic Pathways Inc. have found to be most tricky in supporting people with PWS in the community, including living with roommates, finding work and attending school or training programs. CEUs will be offered. Learn more and register online.

Recreation Unlimited Autism Youth & Typical Sibling Weekend Camp – August 14-16

Recreation Unlimited LogoThe Autism Camper & Typical Sibling Weekend Camp is for youth ages 8-22 on the Autism Spectrum and their typical sibling. The published fee is $412 per weekend camp, plus a $35 non-refundable reservation fee; due to the generosity of the Ingram-White Castle Foundation, the camp fee of $412 will be waived. Complete this registration form.

Contact Recreation Unlimited at 740-548-7006 or with questions.

Camp Blue Skies Overnight Camp for Adults – September 14-18

CampBlueSkiesCamp Blue Skies, an overnight camp for adults (age 21 and over) who have developmental disabilities, is September 14-18 at Recreation Unlimited in Ashley, Ohio. Learn more about camp life, activities, and how to register.

6th Annual Ohio Direct Support Professional Recognition Event – September 16

State of Ohio in a circle with OADSP next to itThe sixth annual Ohio Direct Support Professional Recognition Event is September 16, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Xenos Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Hosted by the Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals, this event focuses on DSPs, and shares ideas on how to live happier lives, reduce stress, and improve health and wellbeing. Register online. If you have questions, contact Katrina Sacay at 866-862-2322, extension 5, or

In the News

DODD Hotline for Reporting Abuse, Neglect, or Other Major Unusual Incidents (MUIs)

To report abuse/neglect and other MUIs, call toll-free: 866-313-6733. Please note that MUIs are to be reported to the local County Board, however, if you feel it is a conflict – or that potentially a County Board may be involved in the allegation – you can report your concerns through the hotline.