PostScripts

Training

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. There is no cost to attend, but space is limited. Register online – search for course ID# 1034397. Contact Karen Auble at karen.auble@odh.ohio.gov 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 IDS.Support@dodd.ohio.gov.

Conferences and Events

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 ksacay@oadsp.org.

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.

Family Advisory Council Meeting – September 8

The next Family Advisory Council Meeting is September  8, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the training room at Columbus Developmental Center in Columbus. Agenda topics include Who is the New Family Liaison? with Kim Weimer; Director Chats with Director Martin and Lori Horvath; Guardianship with Blaine Brockman, Attorney; and Medicaid, Medicare, Eligibility with John Lamotte, Social Security Administration.

To RSVP, contact Michele Kanode at 614-644-0265 or michele.kanode@dodd.ohio.gov.

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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