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December 2020
PERSPECTIVES
DCBDD Updates
DCBDD Closings in December & January
  • December 24-25 for the Winter Holiday
  • January 1, 2021 for New Year's Day
  • January 18, 2021 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

If you experience a crisis or need immediate assistance during any of these times, please contact Helpline and ask for the SSA on call at 740-369-3316.
Technology First Conference
Did you miss this year's Tech Conference? Don't worry - it was recorded! Please use the links below to access the recordings and resources shared throughout the conference.
To download the PowerPoint and resources from the Technology First Conference please click here. This will take you to a shared Google Drive folder from which you choose the resources you'd like to download.

Additional Resource Videos:
Celebrating Safely
Spread the Cheer, Not COVID-19 This Year
Guidance from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Below is a message from DODD with tips and advice for celebrating the holidays safely this year.
Spread the Cheer, Not COVID-19 This Year

Spread the Cheer, Not COVID-19 This Year

Read more
dodd.ohio.gov
Monthly Community Resource Feature
Access from AT&T Program
Have you heard about the Access from AT&T program? If you’re an AT&T customer who participates in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (also known as SNAP), you may be eligible for high-speed home internet for just $10/month. Click here for more information. 
Monthly Technology First Feature
Real Time Text
Alexa adds a live, real-time chat feed during Alexa calls and Drop Ins to make communication easier. Real Time Text is currently available on Echo devices with a screen, and will be coming soon on the Alexa app.
Assitive Technology (AT) Consultation
Do you have a barrier that might be able to be solved by AT? Make an appointment with DCBDD's Tech Committee for a quick consultation. To make an appointment, contact AssistiveTechnology@dcbdd.org.
Community Events Resources
December 8, 2020
6:15 p.m.
STABLE Accounts, Social Security, and Trusts & Estate Planning

Discovery Series Archive
Did you miss one of the Discovery Series? Not to worry! All sessions are recorded and archived on our YouTube channel.
Wheels on Campus: A guide to wheelchair-friendly higher education.
Two Ohio Universities - Miami University and Wright State University were both highlighted for 100% Building Accessibility.

Click here to read the full guide.
Community Conversations: Building Inclusive Communities
The Center for Disability Empowerment
Click here to learn more about 5 different sessions that focus on building inclusive communities!
Hunger Alliance Brochure
Click here to download the latest brochure for the Delaware County Hunger Alliance. This brochure provides a list of food pantries and free or reduced community meals.
Unity Community Winter Wonderland Party & Holiday Ham Dinner
Registration Required
December 19&20
Click here to learn more.
Zooming with Santa
Have you heard? Santa is joining us from the North Pole by Zoom! Participants will get to share their secret holiday wish with Santa and hear him read The Polar Express!

Send a letter to Santa for a chance to have him read and respond to your letter LIVE during the Zoom call. Letters can be sent to DCBDD’s office (7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, OH 43035). Santa has arranged for one of his elves to pick up the letters from our office and deliver them to the North Pole!

Bring your coco and cookies and put on your favorite holiday attire! It’s going to be a holly jolly time!

R.S.V.P. by December 7 to receive a link to visit with Santa.

Project SEARCH
Please click here to view an informational video about Project SEARCH. To learn more or apply for Project SEARCH please contact Maddy Shumaker.

Maddy Shumaker
Project SEARH Instructor-GMH
Delaware Area Career Center
ph: (740) 615-2606
cell: (614) 270-1900
Virtual Family Q&A Sessions: Special Education, School and COVID-19
December 10, 2020
6:30 p.m.
COVID-19 Updates
Director Davis and Dr. Sorg Discuss COVID-19 and Staying Safe During the Holidays
DCBDD is keeping our COVID-19 webpage updated with new information and resources.As always, do not hesitate to reach out to your DCBDD contact or call the main line 740-201-3600 for assistance. We are here to help!