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March 2019
DCBDD News and Updates
DCBDD Family Medicaid & Waiver Training
April 11, 2019
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
DCBDD, Room 163 (East Entrance)
March Parent Pages
The Parent Pages is designed for parents whose children participate in the Early Intervention Program. This publication is produced and maintained by a parent and is filled with many great resources!
MUI Department Email Update
The MUI Department has a new email address. Please use to contact the MUI department.
Transition Bootcamp
April 9, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
April Topic: Case Management: What should/can you expect?

These sessions are intended to provide information on the transition from high school to adult life for
youth with disabilities. Families, individuals with disabilities, educators, and other professionals are
invited to attend these sessions at no charge.
Health & Welfare Alerts
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities produces Health & Welfare Alerts to provide education on a variety of health and welfare topics.
Katie's Story of Inclusion
Meet Caden
Like many six year olds, Caden is very interested in Ninjas! As Caden’s parents thought about different activities he might enjoy, they thought karate would be a great blend of physical activity and his love for ninjas. Caden’s mom called a few different dojos to see how they would feel about having a child with Down syndrome in one of their classes. After receiving a variety of responses, she was excited to receive the Delaware YMCA’s response that they’d be more than happy to have Caden join their class.

The Latest in News
Crazy Sock Day Was A Crazy Success
On March 21, DCBDD celebrated Crazy Sock Day along with many community partners.It was wonderful to see so many people come together to support inclusion for people of all abilities. Visit our social media sites to relive all fun we had!
Director Davis Outlines DD Initiatives
DODD Director Jeff Davis explains what the proposed state fiscal year 2020-2021 biennial budget has in store for the developmental disabilities field.
Community Events & Resources
Safety Towns
Project Search Accepting Applications
Project Search is still taking applications for the 2019-2020 school year. Information about the program can be found here.
Disability Insights - Should I Claim My Adult Child with a Disability as a Dependent?
Click here  to read the latest article.
Autism Mythbusters
April 24, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Martin De Porres Center
2330 Airport Dr
Columbus, OH
Click here to learn more.
Specialized Speech Technologies
Click here  for a list of their 2019 Summer Groups.
Legislative Advocacy Day
April 5, 2019
10:00 a.m.
Bixby Center
Click here   to learn more.
Westerville Parks and Recreation - Jobappalooza
Co-hosted with The Alpha Group
April 12, 2019
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Click here  to learn more.
Westerville Parks and Recreation
Adaptive and Inclusive Classes
Click  here  to learn more.
Camp Can Do (Liberty Township/Powell YMCA)
Click here  to learn more.
Easter Egg Hunt
April 20, 2019
3:30 p.m.
New Beginnings Pavilion
Click here to learn more.
Technology First
Technology and Universal Design
From the Superintendent
If National Developmental Disabilities Month has taught me one thing, it is how dedicated Delaware is to fostering a community of inclusion. In many places, this month of awareness is spearheaded and celebrated by the local county board or disability specific service providers. In Delaware, we are fortunate. We have community partners, schools, provider agencies, professionals, and many others who have embraced our theme of “Better Together” and shown their commitment to inclusion.

Earlier this month we celebrated our Annual Lifetime of Giving, an event centered on celebrating people in our community who have made exceptional contributions to enhance the lives of a person with a disability. As we read through the nomination letters for the various award categories, the impact our community has on the lives of people with disabilities is profound. I am inspired by the acts of inclusion I see by the many outstanding advocates, direct support professionals, employers, partners, and community members. 

For me, National DD Awareness Month and events like Lifetime of Giving are a chance to say thank you to those who enhance the lives of people with disabilities. It is all of us together, united under one mission of inclusion, who make our community better.

Better Together,