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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

CAN DO! LIKE YOU We all benefit when people with developmental disabilities are equal partners in the workplace, in schools and in the community.

Help us spread the word about this year's theme by:
       Liking us on Facebook
       Following us on Twitter
       Visiting our YouTube channel
       Sharing a favorite photo of what You Can Do on Instagram

Important Information on CMS & Medicaid Waivers

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (ODODD) Redbook (February 2015)
This attachment is an analysis of the proposed executive budget for ODODD and includes details of budget recommendations.

Testimony of Dr. John L. Martin, Director of ODODD
before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriations and Health and Human Services Subcommittee (February 25, 2015)


Memorandum from Superintendent Kelly Petty
 (2/5/15) regarding updates on the transition process due to changes in CMS Rules

Issues Driving Change in Ohio's DD System 
This is a new document from the Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities.

Information on Ohio's CMS Transition Plan can be found here.

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

News, Views and Notes (February 2015) 

A publication from Superintendent Kelly Petty

 

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.
     March 11, 18 and 25, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Beachwood Adult Activities Center
     September 9, 16 and 23, 2015 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Rocky River Activities Center
For more information and to register (required), click here.

2015 Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Day: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Ohio Statehouse.

This year's theme is "Can Do, Like You!" The program will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. in the Statehouse Atrium and will feature speakers with disabilities who will inspire you to set your own goals and pursue your life's passion. Space is limited. Registration will remain open until all slots are filled or until February 13, 2015, whichever comes first. Register here!

Get to know our superintendent, Kelly Petty
Read Grant Segall's profile from The Sunday Plain Dealer.

Check out the latest edition of Insight
This award-winning publication is mailed to the homes of those receiving our services and supports. You can read it right here.

Here's our most recent annual report.

Click here for our February calendar and attachments.













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