Background Checks Made Easier with ARCS

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 […]

Renewing County Board User Accounts

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 […]

101ARC Wellness & Healthy Lifestyles: Making Health and Wellness Fun

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 […]

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Historic Investment in Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities June 30, Governor John R. Kasich signed the FY2016-17 Executive Budget, investing $286 million in Ohioans with developmental disabilities. The largest one-time investment in the system will increase opportunities for individuals to live and work the community. It adds 3,000 new waivers, and allows for a much-deserved wage […]

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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 […]