Training State-Funded Waivers: SELF Waiver Training – Through November 9 The FY2016-17 Executive Budget adds 3,000 state-funded waivers to begin to reduce Ohio’s waiting list. About 1,000 of those waivers are Self-Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waivers, Ohio’s first participant-directed waiver. Five in-person training sessions will cover the unique aspects of the SELF Waiver. There is […]

Celebrating Abilities: National Disability Employment Awareness Month Begins Tomorrow

October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “My Disability is One Part of Who I Am.” 2015 marks 70 years since the first observance of NDEAM. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy […]

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DSPs Make Happy Happen Direst support professionals (DSP) make happy happen by working with the individuals we serve every day. September 16 marked Direct Support Staff Recognition Day, a day to pause and thank DSPs for all they do. To celebrate the day, the Ohio Association of Direct Support Professionals (OADSP) hosted the 6th Annual […]

Competitve Grant Opportunity: Developing Capacity Through Trauma Informed Care

A competitive grant opportunity, Developing Capacity Through Trauma Informed Care, seeks to increase the number of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) residential provider agencies who have implemented a trauma-informed approach, and are committed to serving people with complex support needs; this will result in better outcomes for people and organizations. Awardees agree to develop and […]

PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day – October 9

October 9 is PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day. The PANDAS Network established the day to increase awareness of PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome). The Annual Awareness Day began in 2013, and is gaining momentum across the country. The PANDAS Network estimates that PANDAS/PANS affects as many as […]