Archives by Year: 2017
In January of 2017, the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities released our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. From this plan, 6 core goals were identified:
- Goal One: Strengthen community inclusion opportunities, supports, and successes
- Goal Two: Increase community employment success
- Goal Three: Educate and support individuals and family members
- Goal Four: Strengthen providers’ ability to meet the needs of persons with developmental disabilities
- Goal Five: Strengthen person-centered thinking throughout the agency
- Goal Six: Continuously improve internal operations
To review the full Strategic Plan, click here.
We are nearly through the first year of our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. In preparation for the next year of our Strategic Plan, we would like your feedback on how well DCBDD did in accomplishing our 2017 goals. To review our 2017 Progress Report, please click here. After you review, please complete our brief 3-question survey to offer your feedback.
On October 7, 2015, the General Assembly of the State of Ohio designated October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett Syndrome is a very rare non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily. (rettsyndrome.org)
Click here to see the official signed bill which designated October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month.
Click here to read the October Perspectives issue!
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In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, DCBDD created a snapshot of our 2017 employment statistics. Take a look at our infographic to learn more!
“Reflecting back over the past year, I am amazed by how many things we accomplished in 2016,” reported Kristine Hodge, Superintendent of the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities. To read more from Superintendent Hodge or to see highlights from 2016, click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.
DCBDD will remain closed for the rest of the day (October 11, 2017) due to power outages. We are working to resolve this issue with AEP as quickly as possible. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.
October 11, 2017
The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is on a two hour delay and will reopen at 10 a.m. Should we still be experiencing a power outage, we will send out another alert via our website and Facebook page to let you know.
On Tuesday, September 5, the Ohio Association of County Boards hosted a presentation for SSAs and families to learn about Medicaid Managed Care. If you missed the presentation and are interested in receiving a copy of the PowerPoint slides, please contact Anne Miller at email@example.com.
The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce a new partner! Summit Housing Development Corporation will serve as our nonprofit housing affiliate. Summit Housing offers DCBDD the opportunity to expand housing options for people with disabilities throughout Delaware County.
By partnering with Summit Housing, we can connect people with homes that are closer to the communities in which they work, live and play. Our vision is that all people will lead personally fulfilling lives — and we believe offering them safe and convenient housing is the first step toward making this a reality. Summit Housing will be a great partner to support the people we serve and empower them to achieve their full potential through housing options that best fit their needs.
During the week of July 17, 2017, Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) participated in a Week of Service to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of County Boards and give back to a community that has given so much to us. In just one week, 352 pounds of food and supplies were collected and donated to People In Need Inc (PIN). In addition, DCBDD’s staff made a $60 cash donation to PIN. To read more about the results of our Week of Service, click here to read a letter from Randy Bournique, Associate Director for PIN. Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Week of Service a huge success!
If you missed the 10TV feature on DCBDD’s partnership with PIN, click here to watch.
Effective August 1, 2017, DCBDD will be utilizing the new state-wide Help Me Grow intake and referral system. For more information including, contact information and referral forms, please click here.
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a food and supplies drive for People In Need Inc. of Delaware County. To read our latest article, click here.
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Shifting Great Expectations: Parenting a child with Down Syndrome | Lito Ramirez | TEDxColumbus - YouTube
In this talk, he explores the changing nature of expectations we have for our children, especially when they are born profoundly different than you expect.
Please follow the link to enjoy this amazing Ted X Talk click here and enjoy.
At the December 2016 board meeting, DCBDD passed its 2017-2019 strategic plan.
On behalf of more than 2,500 people served by Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities and more than 80 staff members, we present our 2017-2019 strategic plan. This plan was developed by people and families that DCBDD serves, staff members, and community members, with help from Mel Marsh of Acorn Consulting Incorporated who solicited input and feedback from our many stakeholders. Information was collected through various focus groups, surveys, reviews of past board meeting minutes, analysis of financial and enrollment trends, and an evaluation of recent changes at the state level.
Based on the information and feedback we received, we developed a mission and vision statement that guide our organization, defined a set of core values that will help guide our decision process, as well as set six strategic goals that improve the lives of the people we serve. Creating this document took a lot of reflection on where we are as an agency and where we want to be in the future.
As you will see repeated in this document a number of times, our organization’s focus is on community inclusion. Our ultimate goal is to have people with disabilities included in every aspect of community life – for there to be no difference or barrier for someone with disabilities.
Using this document as a guide, we strive to accomplish the following:
• Children will be ready to learn when they enter school;
• Children will succeed in school;
• Youth will successfully transition to adulthood;
• Job seekers will find meaningful work;
• Persons with DD will contribute to their own support; and,
• All people will thrive in the Delaware County community.
We have outlined objectives we aim to achieve over the next three years. This is a fluid document that will assist in focusing our efforts. Objectives may be reevaluated or shift years as needed, but our organization will continue to focus on achieving our six goals
outlined in the plan.We look forward, with a renewed focus, to working with many of our community partners to make this vision a reality.
Read the full plan here.