Inspiring, empowering, and supporting people to achieve their full potential.
September 2020
PERSPECTIVES
DCBDD Updates
DCBDD will be closed on the following dates in September
  • September 7 - Labor Day
  • September 24 beginning at 12 PM - Little Brown Jug Day
Direct Support Professional's Appreciation Week
DSP Appreciation Week is coming up soon! We want to share our appreciation for our DSPs by providing a drive-through lunch. If you are a DSP or if you know a DSP, please RSVP to attend the lunch. We look forward to celebrating our DSPs all week long!

DCBDD's 4th Annual Block Party - Virtual Scavenger Hunt Edition
Save the Date!
Typically we would be gearing up for our annual Block Party with festivities and games you all have come to know and love with this event but your safety is more important to us. While our event may have moved online, that doesn't mean it's less fun! This year, we will be hosting a virtual scavenger hunt throughout Delaware County.

Back to School - Support and Resources for You
We know that back to school time is always an adjustment for students and families as they transition from the less scheduled days of summer to a routine school year. We also know that this school year is going to be anything but routine. To help you with this transition, we have prepared a list of resources that may be useful as we navigate this new school year.

Monthly Community Resource Feature
Pathways to Hope Fund
The Pathways to Hope fund from the United Way of Delaware County assists with rent/mortgage and utility needs for qualifying households. Up to $1500 per household. For more information, click here
Monthly Technology First Feature
OrCam MyEye 
Have you heard about OrCam MyEye? It is a revolutionary voice activated device for people who are blind or visually impaired that attaches to virtually any glasses. It can instantly read to you text from a book, smartphone screen or any other surface, recognize faces, help you shop on your own, work more efficiently, and live a more independent life! OrCam MyEye conveys visual information audibly, in real-time and offline. 
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
Discovery Series *virtual*
September 8 , 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Topic: Person-Centered Planning
Why Would My Child Do That? Making Sense of Communication:
September 12, 2020 10 AM - 12PM
Outdoor Fall Yoga Classes - "Superheroes" 
Tuesday and Saturday Classes
The Art of Music
Special Olympics Virtual Walk
SODC is hosting a virtual walk from September 1 - September 30.
Empowering Families Symposium
Building Belonging: Advocating for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs
September 23-25, 2020
9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Via Zoom
National Voter Registration Day - September 22, 2020
Have you registered to vote? If not, click here to get started.
Building Social Skills for Teens and Adults - Autism Society of Central Ohio
Classes are held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. via Zoom.
Wild Child Conference (Free with CEUs)
Topic: LGBTQIA: Unveiled
September 15, 2020
9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Zoom
Advocacy Feature
Advocacy comes in all forms. Ohio Advocate Renee Wood was featured in an Amazon Alexa video highlighting how she uses technology to be independent. Take a look at the video on the right to learn more!
COVID-19 Updates
DCBDD is keeping our COVID-19 webpage updated with new information and resources. Please continue to check this page for the most up to date and accurate information available.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!