We wish you and yours a peaceful and joyous Thanksgiving.
Special Olympics Night at Kent State University
The Portage County Board of Development Disabilities and Kent State University have teamed up for a fundraiser night. Proceeds from ticket sales to Kent State Men's Basketball game will benefit Portage County’s Special Olympics program. Kent State will face Eastern Michigan with players from Portage County Board of DD – Special Olympics basketball teams (the Flashes, Thunder, and Blue Streaks) scrimmaging at halftime. General Admission Tickets are $10, with $4 going directly back to support the Portage County Board of DD – Special Olympics. Come out and help support our Special Olympics program!
Kent State vs. Eastern Michigan: Wednesday, January 26th @ 7:00 p.m.
HCBS Statewide Transition Plan
The Ohio Department of Medicaid has released opportunities to comment on the Draft Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Statewide Transition Plan and a proposed amendment to the Ohio Home Care Waiver. In addition, the Ohio Department of Aging has released proposed amendments to the PASSPORT Waiver and Assisted Living Waiver.
The state is accepting public comments on the transition plan and amendments until November 15, 2015.
Ohio’s Accessibility Manual now available
Ohio’s Accessibility Manual is a comprehensive policy document providing information about the accessibility features of Ohio’s State Tests for grades 3-8 and high school in English language arts, mathematics, science and social studies.
The manual helps to define the specific accessibility features available for all students, students with disabilities, students who are English language learners and students who are English language learners with disabilities. Ohio’s Accessibility System features are made up of accommodations for students with disabilities and English language learners as well as other features including administrative considerations, universal tools and designated supports.
Earl and Mary Lohr Community Service Award
Do you know someone who should be recognized for providing exemplary advocacy, services, or supports that assist individuals with disabilities to live, work, learn, and socialize in our community?
2015 Community Survey
Annually, the PCBDD assesses the facility and service needs of persons in Portage County with developmental disabilities. The PCBDD is asking that you please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Your responses will help the PCBDD in planning and setting priorities based on available resources for the provision of facilities, programs, and other services to meet the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities.