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Block Party
Aloha! DCBDD will be hosting our 2nd Annual Block Party! The event is free and open to all ages. There will be games, music, and treats to enjoy! We hope you will join us for our luau themed party. Please RSVP by July 18, 2018. Visit our website to learn more.

Event Details
July 25, 2018
4PM - 7PM
Village Green Park
(47 Hall Street, Powell, OH 43065)
Free to Attend
Ohio Becomes Technology First State
Photo Credit: Ohio Association of County Boards of DD
Gov. John Kasich signed an executive order to expand access to technology for Ohioans with developmental disabilities by designating Ohio as a Technology First state. To learn more,  click here.
Publications
  • Parent Pages - June Edition
Click here to take a look at the Parent Pages' June Newsletter.

  • 2017 Annual Report
Click here to read DCBDD's 2017 Annual Report to the community.


Upcoming Events
Adaptive Sports Expo
June 8 and 9, 2018
Adaptive Sports Connection Adventure Center
6000 Harriott Dr
Powell, OH

To learn more or register, click here .
2018 Tech Summit
Ohio's First Supportive Technology Conference
June 15, 2018

To learn more, click here.
Milestones National Autism Conference
June 14-15, 2018
Cleveland I-X Center

To submit a proposal to speak or to learn more, click here .
Kickin' It with Friends!
June 30, 2018
June 15, 2018 - Registration Deadline
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
All ages welcome

To learn more, click here.
2018 Candidate Forum on Disability Issues
July 26, 2018
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To learn more or to register, click here.
Family Evening at the YMCA
June 19, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To learn more, click here.
Sensory Friendly Movies
June 16, 2018 - Incredibles 2
July 21, 2018 - Hotel Transylvania 3
(Third Saturday of every month)
The Strand Theatre
(28 E Winter St.)

Learn more about The Strand's Sensory Series.
Toddler Open Gym
June 12,2018
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

June 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Willis Education Center Gym (74 W. William St.)

To learn more, click here.
Alpha Duck Derby & Walk
August 4, 2018
7:30 a.m.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

To register or learn more, click here .
Please note, the above events are not endorsed by DCBDD. We are simply sharing notices of available resources in the community.
From the Superintendent
Kristine Hodge
“People working together in a strong community with a shared goal and a common purpose can make the impossible possible.”
- Tom Vilsack, Former US Secretary of Agriculture

Last month, I wrote about the difference between inclusion and isolation. Inclusion is not just a belief but something we put into practice. We believe in strengthening community inclusion so much that we made it the first goal in our strategic plan. We have identified many different objectives to achieve this goal. This month, I’d like to focus on our objective of strengthening critical partnerships and relationships.

DCBDD is fortunate to have such a passionate network of providers, community employers and community partners that support the people we serve. We know that the better our relationship is with each of these sectors, the opportunity for inclusion grows.

To foster our relationship with providers, we recently hosted our first Provider Meet and Greet where we welcomed new and seasoned providers to DCBDD. The Meet and Greet offered the opportunity for providers to meet with representatives from all of the different departments of the agency. I truly enjoyed my conversations with the providers who attended.

While strengthening provider relations is a critical piece to our strategic plan, so is building awareness within our community. Last October we celebrated our 50 th anniversary of service to Delaware County with our first ever Block Party. Even though we had a few rain showers throughout the event, the community support and attendance was incredible. Since this event was such a success, we have decided to continue the tradition with our 2 nd Annual Block Party on Wednesday, July 25, 2018. The Block Party is not only a fun and free event for the community but it also serves as a great awareness opportunity for our mission and the people we support. This event brings together people of all abilities, providers, community partners, employers, and members of the community all for the sole purpose of enjoying a summer evening together as a unified community.

The Provider Meet and Greet and the Block Party are just a few of the ways we are working to strengthen community inclusion. We hope to see you at the Block Party and other community events in the future!
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