Traumatic Events, Stress and Resiliency Webinar Online Replay

An online replay of the September 18 webinar, Traumatic Events, Stress and Resiliency, is available on the Red Treehouse website. During this webinar, Carol Taylor, educator and trainer with the Franklin County Family and Children First Council, presented some of the basic concepts of the Neurosequential Model developed by Dr. Bruce Perry, including basic aspects […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Adult Guardianship Rules, Training

New rules to bring uniformity and consistency to Ohio’s adult guardianship practices became effective June 1. Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio (Sup.R.) 66.01 through 66.09 and 73 provide clear guidance for best practices in adult guardianship cases, and regulate guardianship compensation. The new rules: Require courts to institute a comprehensive complaint process […]

Advocacy United Launches New Blog

Advocacy United launched a new blog, Let’s Give ’em Something to Talk About, to do just that! The blog is another way self-advocates can share their thoughts about advocacy efforts. The first post was written by Diana Lynn Mairose, co-chair of Advocacy United, president of the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA), and a well-known advocate […]