Ohio Department of Health Good Lookers Training – September 1

Good Lookers! Helping Infants and Toddlers with Visual Impairments to Use Their Remaining Vision is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. September 1 in Caldwell. This one-day interactive workshop for providers, parents, service coordinators, advocates, students and early childhood professionals will cover various types of visual impairments common in young children, including cortical visual impairment, and strategies for helping little ones to use their vision optimally. Five DD and four Social Work hours have been approved for this course.

There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Register online – search for course ID# 1034397. Contact Karen Auble at or 614-728-9183 with questions.

Note: This workshop will be held December 3 in Medina.

Behavior Support Strategies Training – Online

The first module in the Behavior Support Strategies series 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

Training on the new Individual Data System (IDS) application/Customer Relationship Management (CRM) now is available. If you use IDS, you are encouraged to complete this training, including Login and search, Creating a new record, Edit information and Individual Transfer Record (ITR). If you have questions about the IDS training, send an email to

Conferences and Events

Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio Conference – August 8

The Prader Willi Syndrome Association of Ohio 2015 conference is August 8 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Columbus. 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

Camp 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

The sixth annual Ohio Direct Support Professional Recognition Event is September 16. Register online. If you have questions, contact Katrina Sacay at 866-862-2322, extension 5, or

OCALICON – November 18-20

OCALICON, the nation’s premier event in autism, AT, and low-incidence disabilities, is November 18-20 in Columbus. The conference 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. Early Bird Registration closes July 31. Learn more and register online.

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, there may be times an individual, staff member, or family member may feel it is a conflict — or that a County Board potentially may be involved in the allegation. In those instances, the hotline number can be used to report concerns.

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