Mozelle T. Jackson joins CCBDD's Board

Mozelle T. Jackson was sworn onto CCBDD’s Board at their organizational meeting on January 25, 2018. She replaces Diane Roman Fusco who served on the Board for 12 years, the maximum term. Diane was honored for her compassionate leadership and service at the Board's December meeting.

Ms. Jackson brings much talent to the Board. She is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Monsters, Canton Charge, Cleveland Gladiators and Quicken Loans Arena organization. Prior to this position, she served in several roles in both financial and operating capacities among which included the Elyria Foundry Company LLC, Fifth Third Bank, JumpStart, Inc., Corrpro Companies, Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP.

Ms. Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is on the Board of Directors of the Achievement Centers for Children as well as the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Leadership Center. She and her husband live in Solon, Ohio with their twins.
Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County hosts its first hiring event of 2018

The Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County, comprised of many community agencies committed to matching qualified candidates who have a disability with local employers, is hosting its first of five hiring events for 2018. Other hiring events will occur on March 22, April 19, August 14 and September 13. This is a great opportunity for people with developmental disabilities who are interested in competitive employment to interview with local businesses eager to hire and promote an inclusive workforce.

If you or someone you know with disability is interested in attending, please click on the images below for more details.

If you know a business that might be interested in enhancing the diversity of its workforce, contact the Collaborative at EmploymentCollaborative@cuyahogabdd.org or (216) 931-7348.
Fix the List . campaign launches

People with developmental disabilities and their families have repeatedly stated that Ohio's waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers is overly complex and in need of simplification. The current waiting list confuses people with developmental disabilities and their families, misleads advocates, and hinders efforts by policymakers to direct resources to where they are needed most.

To better serve Ohioans with developmental disabilities, a group of coalition members has been collaborating for more than 15 months to modernize Ohio's failed Medicaid Waiver waiting list. The coalition believes that replacing the current system will greatly improve the way Ohio's waiting list for HCBS waivers operates.

Click Fix the List to learn more and watch an informational video- "The Waiting List is Broken."
It's never too early to begin planning for the summer- Cuyahoga Campership Program

CCBDD’s Cuyahoga Campership Program assists individuals who do not have a Support Administrator* or who are not enrolled in the Family Supports Program** with the cost of attending a summer camp.

To access the Cuyahoga Campership Program:
  • Select and register with any camp that meets your needs.
  • Complete and submit the Cuyahoga Campership Program application prior to attending the camp. CCBDD will not fund any camp that has not had prior approval. The application is available HERE.
  • CCBDD will review your application and will inform both you and the selected camp if your application was approved or denied.
  • The maximum campership amount is up to $700 per individual for the camp season.
  • Campership funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

* If you have a Support Administrator, please contact him/her to explore camp funding options. 
** If you are enrolled in the Family Supports Program, please contact NEON at 1(800) 237-6828 to explore camp options.
STABLE Accounts- Giving people with special needs more independence and financial security

STABLE Accounts is the nation's first savings plan for people with disabilities. With the creation of a STABLE Account, eligible participants are able to save money, invest money and spend money on qualified expenses such as healthcare, education, housing and transportation – all without affecting participants’ eligibility for benefits programs such as Medicaid and SSI.

The STABLE Card is a debit card you can use to easily spend money from your STABLE Account. The card is available to all current STABLE Account holders at no cost! 

To learn more or to open and account, click HERE .
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