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Americans with Disabilities Act

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Cuyahoga County Board of Development Disabilities is proud to be a part of ADA 25 Cleveland, along with many other organizations in Greater Cleveland who share in the mission to provide greater access and opportunity for individuals with disabilities.

Many celebratory events are being planned that will lead up to Cleveland's 25th Anniversary Celebration and participation in the
ADA Legacy Tour on July 22, 2015 at Wade Oval Circle.

To connect with these events and to learn more about the ADA, visit :
       Twitter: @ADAinCLE / #ADACLE      

Important Information on CMS & Medicaid Waivers

June 25th- The Arc of Ohio is sponsoring a training on the state of Ohio's budget and other topics, including "The Future of Independent Providers in a Self-Directed Model." This training will be held at the Hollywood Casino in Columbus. To register/view the agenda, click HERE.

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?

Direct Line
is a new tool from DODD Director John Martin to help you better understand the changes occurring in the DD system in Ohio. The first three issues include:
1) Independent Provider Changes: Overview
2) Independent Provider Changes: Common Law Employer/Employer Authority
3) CMS Transition Plan: Employment and Day Services

Three NEW documents about Ohio's CMS Transition Plan:
1) Copy of the transition plan submitted to CMS
2) Summary of Public Comment and Changes as a Result of Public Comment
3) One-page Summary of Public Comments

Issues Driving Change in Ohio's DD System 
A chart developed by the Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities.

Issue Brief: New Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities to Expect Better Quality Services and Outcomes
This article, by the Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination, provides an overview on the changes to home and community-based services for individuals with developmental disabilities and offers a new vision for innovative service models.

Latest News

Town Hall Meeting with Superintendent Kelly Petty
This meeting will provide an overview of the pending changes to the DD system in Ohio and Cuyahoga County and afford much time for questions and feedback. All are welcome to attend.
June 16 from 6-8 PM at CCBDD's Forest Hill Center (14800 Private Dr. in East Cleveland)
June 17 from 6-8 PM at CCBDD's Big Creek Center (6149 W. 130th St. in Parma)

News, Views and Notes

A newsletter by Superintendent Kelly Petty
April 2015 edition-
Questions and Answers Regarding Issues Driving Change in Ohio's DD System, Recent Changes to Some CCBDD Operations, Places on the Employment Pathway and Upcoming Events

February 2015 edition - 2015 Brings New Challenges and New Opportunities, Relationships Among Agencies Involved with the DD System in Ohio and Upcoming Events

Making the Right Choice: Important Tips for Choosing a Provider
June 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Parma-Snow Library (2121 Snow Rd. in Parma)
For more information and to RSVP, click HERE.

Planting the Seeds for a Successful Future Workshop Series

Join John and Carol Culley, life planners serving people with developmental disabilities, for a 3-part workshop series covering legal planning, residential options, and person-centered planning.
     Next Series: September 9, 16 and 23, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Rocky River AAC
For more information and to register (required), click here.

Here's our most recent annual report.

Click here for our May calendar.

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253