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 […]
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. The SELF Waiver is Ohio’s first participant-directed waiver, or the first waiver that lets people direct where and how they receive services. As individuals begin to enroll in the […]
Have you visited the DODD Work Space? It includes training and tools offered in support of Ohio’s disability professionals, including the Brown Bag Thursday webinar series library. Sign up for the DODD Work Space Update to receive the monthly newsletter featuring information about new and upcoming online and in-person trainings.
Register for The Arc’s National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability (NCCJD) webinar, “Sex Offenders with I/DD: Problems and Solutions from Around the Nation” on July 30 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The webinar will highlight current issues in the field, as well as promising practices from across the country. Participants will be the first to obtain […]
OCALICON, the nation’s premier event in autism, AT, and low-incidence disabilities, is November 18-20 in Columbus. OCALICON 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. […]
A new rule, Behavioral Support Strategies That Include Restrictive Measures (5123:2-2-06), was effective January 1 this year, and aligns with the DODD person-centered philosophy. The rule applies to all persons and entities that provide specialized services — regardless of payment — including (but not limited to) County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, entities under contract with […]
New Eligibility Determination Tool will Streamline Processes Currently, DODD’s system for determining the eligibility of an individual for services consists of two different Level of Care (LOC) tools, two separate process rules, and offers no requirements for evaluators. In 2012, a DODD work group was formed to create a single LOC tool for County Boards and […]