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September is National Preparedness Month

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! Inclusion and Awareness Juried Art Show

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.
        Entry Form
        Identification Form
        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.

Updates on Issues Driving Change in the DD System

Watch the June 17, 2015 CCBDD Town Hall Meeting HERE. You can also view the question and answer portion of this meeting HERE.

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?

Latest News

New Ohio Guardianship Rules
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

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.

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1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253