Ohio's DD Waiver Waiting List and You
To help people better understand the four possible outcomes of the new Waiting List Assessment process, a new resource has been created, From Old to New . In this brochure, you can meet Jaime, Kim, Tracy, and Alex who all go through the Waiting List Assessment process at the same time. These four friends each receive a different outcome. Details in the brochure compare why their outcomes are different.

Ohio's new Waiver Waiting List Rule takes effect on September 1, 2018. Everyone on CCBDD's current Waiver Waiting List has been notified of this change, and CCBDD has begun evaluating current needs using the new, standard assessment. CCBDD expects to have completed all assessments no later than the end of 2020.

If you have questions about the new Waiver Waiting List, please contact Alison Gahr (216) 736-3675.

It's important to know that CCBDD may be able to meet some people's current needs through non-waiver resources and without having to be placed on the waiting list. If you have an urgent need, please call us at (216) 736-2673.
CCBDD's Early Intervention Program inspires students from Taiwan

Through an ongoing partnership with Kent State University, 22 early intervention professionals (students) spent time learning about CCBDD’s Early Intervention (EI) Program on August 1. The students are exploring how to transition their EI program (currently administered through their hospital system) into natural environments, like the home and community. A follow-up meeting is planned for September and will be expanded to include doctors and hospital administrators from Taiwan.
 
CCBDD proudly operates its EI program in partnership with Bright Beginnings (formerly Help Me Grow). If know a child under age three who has a developmental delay or disability, help is available.
Call (216) 698-7500.
Working together to enhance the quality of services

CCBDD partners with local DD provider agencies by providing technical support on a range of topics, including assistive technology, therapies, behavioral support and strategies for community integration. By working together, CCBDD and provider agencies are improving services overall and, most importantly, helping more people achieve their goals. Be sure to click on the image to the right to hear testimonials from three provider agencies who recently benefitted from technical supports.

If you work for a DD provider agency in Cuyahoga County and would like to take advantage of CCBDD's technical supports, please contact Desiree Gillespie at (216) 736-4507 or gillespie.desiree@cuyahogabdd.org.
Looking for a job? Want an opportunity to interview with local employers?
Consider attending the Sept. 13 Hiring Event

Members of the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County will host its final hiring event at the Parma-Snow Library on September 15. This event provides opportunities for job seekers with disabilities to interview with many local businesses eager to expand their workforce.

Registration is required. For more details and to register, call (216) 931-7348 or email EmploymentCollaborative@cuyahogabdd.org.
Share your thoughts and help families choose a provider

Over 300 reviews of DD provider agencies are available on Ohio's new online resource- ProviderGuidePlus. Learn how others feel about their providers by reading their reviews. Help families choose a provider by sharing your thoughts and opinions about your provider or a provider you have used.

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