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 […]

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 […]

Self-Advocates Host Legislative Advocacy Day

The Self-Advocate Advisory Council of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD), along with the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA), organized and hosted a legislative advocacy event on April 17, at the Bixby Living Skills Center in Columbus. More than 150 self-advocates attended – representing 11 counties from throughout Ohio’s DD system. Seven Ohio legislators, […]

OACB Conference Spotlights Change

Managing change was the focus of last week’s Ohio Association of County Boards Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (OACB) Annual Conference. Dozens of informative sessions were attended by more than 1000 people during three days, and focused on ways to continue to improve services for individuals and families in their communities, within an environment of […]

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Results of Voting on November 4 County Board of DD Levy Issues Following are results for the issues on November 4 ballots affecting Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities: Ashland County: 2.1 mills, renewal — PASSED, by 63.8 percent Athens County: 1.5 mills, additional — PASSED, by 58.8 percent Holmes County: 2.5 mills, renewal — PASSED, by […]