The 2015 National Preparedness Month theme is “Don’t Wait.
Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” Your ability to recover from an emergency tomorrow may depend on the planning and preparation you do today. CCBDD is encouraging everyone to take part, make a plan and know what to do during an emergency before one happens.
Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed.
Here are some resources that can assist you prepare for emergencies and disasters and help you assist others:
: Prepare for Emergencies Now. Information for People with Disabilities
The American Red Cross
: Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
The Ohio State University Nisonger Center: Emergency Planner Disability Trainings and Resources
Can Do, Like You! Juried Art Show on display October 1-30, 2015 at Euclid Public Library and Westlake Public Porter Library
CALL for ART: Entries of artwork will be accepted
August 31- Sept. 11. Original artwork can be submitted by an individual or by a group of individuals (partnership). Cash prizes. For more information, click HERE.
Photo Release Form
This art show is made possible through funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and in partnership with CCBDD, SAW, Inc., Welcome House, Euclid Public Library and Westlake Porter Public Library.
Watch the June 17, 2015 CCBDD Town Hall Meeting HERE. You can also view the question and answer portion of this meeting HERE.
New Ohio Guardianship Rules
Report from the Centers of Community Solutions: The Department of Developmental Disabilities FY2016-2017 Budget: Taking the Road toward Change (released on July 29, 2015)
Ohio's FY2016-2017 Budget: Historic Investments for Ohioans with Developmental Disabilities
New Report from the Center for Community Solutions- Ohio at a Crossroads: The Developmental Disabilities System (March, 2015)
Pipeline Quarterly (Winter 2014-15): Our Future- What Lies Ahead for Ohio's Developmental Disabilities Community?
The Ohio Supreme Court has recently issued many new rules that affect all guardians. These rules went into effect on June 1, 2015.
According to the new rules:
- Current and newly appointed guardians, including guardians who are blood relatives or related by marriage, will need to attend a 6-hour course that deals with the fundamentals of guardianship
- Current guardians will have one year to attend the course while guardians appointed after June 1, 2015 will have to attend a course within 6 months after their appointment.
- Three different course options will be offered: a live, in-person course; a broadcasted, interactive session; and an online education course (self study) that will be available later this year.
At this time the Cuyahoga County Probate Court does not desire to or have the means to remove current guardians who have not taken the fundamentals course. The Court will be reviewing the requirements specific to guardians in Cuyahoga County.
Additional information on the new rules that govern adult guardianships in Ohio, a list of frequently asked questions, and course registration information is available HERE.
News, Views and Notes
A newsletter by Superintendent Kelly Petty
August 2015 edition- Looking Toward the Future, Employment First, National Preparedness Month, and Integrated Community Supports Project
June 2015 edition- CMS Grants Ohio a 10-Year Transition Period, Recent Town Hall Meetings (responses to frequently asked questions)
April 2015 edition- Questions and Answers Regarding Issues Driving Change in Ohio's DD System, Recent Changes to Some CCBDD Operations, and Places on the Employment Pathway
February 2015 edition - 2015 Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities, and Relationships Among Agencies Involved with the DD System in Ohio
Our most recent annual report.
Click here for our September calendar.