Attention self-advocates: Make a difference by taking a survey!
December 5, 2016
Ohio Advocacy United is assisting the Southwest Institute for Families and Children with Special Needs (Technical Assistance Center) in gathering input from self-advocates, DD partners, allies and family members who support self-advocacy throughout Ohio. The survey assesses grassroots self-advocacy efforts and is funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) as one of its Projects of National Significance. You can complete the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/individualsurvey1.
One of Council's special advisors - Robert Shuemak - receives award
November 21, 2016
Congratulations to Robert Shuemak who recently won a bronze award at the Cincinnati PRSA Blacksmith Awards. It was a well-deserved honor for his insightful editorial on the controversy surrounding 50 Cent's negative treatment of a Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport employee with autism. You can read the article at http://cin.ci/2fmkaR8.
Robert is a Special Advisor to the Ohio DD Council's Assistive Technology & Communication Committee. He formerly served on Council as Vice Chair and as Chair of the AT & Communication Committee.
DD Council to Meet in December
November 18, 2016
The Ohio DD Council will hold its next meeting on December 8-9, 2016 at the Cherry Valley Lodge at 2299 Cherry Valley Road in Newark, OH 43055. Click here to view the meeting agendas.
Next Chapter Book Club offers online training option
November 18, 2016
On January 1, 2017, Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is launching an online training option for providers of developmental disability services and other organizations that want to join the NCBC Affiliate network. The cost of the 4-hour training program is $350 and includes a follow-up telephone consultation with NCBC staff. A $50 discount will be applied to anyone who pre-orders the training by December 31st (using the promo code: NCBC50). Next Chapter Book Club, which was awarded the “Innovations in Reading Prize” by the National Book Foundation, is a low-cost/high impact community-based book club program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This short video from a Next Chapter Book Club in Tennessee shows how much fun the members have. And here’s a copy of the October Newsletter, which includes more information about Next Chapter Book Club’s new online training option.
How was your voting experience?
November 10, 2016
Now that the election is over, SABE needs your help to learn more about your voting experience for the 2016 Election. The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed to make sure everyone in this country could cast a private and independent vote. Now, SABE wants to make sure the law is working. You can help by completing their survey. Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey to take the survey.
Notice of Funds Available!
October 20, 2016
The Ohio DD Council is accepting applications for a $50,000 grant, "Assessing Assistive Technology Service Delivery in the Ohio County Board of Developmental Disabilities System." This is a research project that will report information to DD Council on how to offer technical assistance to county boards of DD about providing assistive technology services to people with disabilities who can benefit from assistive technology. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 6, 2017. More information and details, including how to apply, go to the DD Suite website found at https://www.ddsuite.org/.
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