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 email@example.com 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the News
- These Are The 10 Best States For People With Disabilities, Huffington Post © August 3, 2015
- Developmental disabilities board takes steps toward privatization, Athens Messenger © August 9, 2015
- Program trains parents to give children therapy, Toledo Blade © August 16, 2015
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.