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November, 2018
PERSPECTIVES
Voters Approve DCBDD 0.4 Mil Continuous Levy
On November 6, Delaware County voters passed a 0.4 mil continuous levy. " I cannot express enough our thankfulness to our community,” said Superintendent Kristine Hodge. “The passage of the levy will allow us to continue to provide excellent service to Delaware County and remain good stewards of public funds.”
November 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!
Assistive Technologies to be Covered by Waivers
Effective January 1, 2019, Assistive Technology will be added to the SELF, IO, and Level One waivers. There are three components of Assistive Technology: Consultation pays for someone to find the right technology to meet the person’s assessed needs; Equipment pays for the actual equipment the person need; and Support provides someone who can teach the person using the equipment, family members, or providers how to use the equipment.  Read DODD's Full Memo
Meet Emma
Our American Girl
Creative, funny, smart, and inquisitive are a few words that describe Emma. She is all around our American Girl. Emma is an active participant in her community, loves to read, and enjoys crafting things with her hands.

Emma just completed her sixth year of 4-H and has been elected as the incoming president for her 4-H club for 2019. According to Ohio 4-H Family Guide, “all 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences that stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills.”
2018 Strategic Plan Progress Report
In preparation for the final year of the Strategic Plan, DCBDD would like your feedback on how well we did in accomplishing our 2018 goals. To review our 2018 Progress Report, please click here. After you review, please complete our brief 3-question survey to offer your feedback.
200 Turkeys Donated to Locals
Dozens of cars lined the streets surrounding Delaware Hayes High School Tuesday morning as teams of students, staff, Delaware County Juvenile Court officials, and officials from the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities handed out more than 200 turkeys and other food.

Community Events & Resources
Transition Bootcamp
This workshop series is intended to provide information on the transition from high school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Learn More
Father Factor
A Fatherhood Resource Support Group
Tuesdays and Thursdays
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Willis Education Center
Art of Music Winter Events
3rd Annual Alpha Paint Night
December 13, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Westerville Parks and Rec Accessible Programs
Caregiver's Restorative Yoga
November 27, 2018
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sensitive Santa
December 1, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DCBDD - East Entrance
Holiday Art Sale
December 1, 2018
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DCBDD - Atrium
Come enjoy art made by people of all abilities! Artists will be onsite to sell gifts just in time for the holidays!
From the Superintendent
Thanksgiving is my favorite season. It’s the beginning of the holidays, gatherings with family and friends, and most importantly, it’s a special time to show appreciation for those around me.

As we begin this season of gratitude, I am incredibly grateful to our community for supporting our 0.4 mil continuous levy this November. Passing at a remarkable rate, this levy allows the Board to have sustainability and to provide excellent services to people in Delaware County. I am thankful to be a part of such a strong community that believes in our mission and supporting inclusive opportunities throughout the county. Together, we have made Delaware a vibrant place to live, work, and play.

I am also thankful for the more than 2,500 individuals and families that we have the opportunity to support. I appreciate our devoted staff and community of providers who are committed to providing quality services and supports. To those who provide direct services, employ, mentor, teach, and care for those whom we serve, I offer my sincerest appreciation for the daily impact you have on the lives of the people we serve.

I am humbled and filled with gratitude as we enter into this time of Thanksgiving. As I celebrate with colleagues, family and friends, I will be sharing my appreciation for the many ways they have made an impact on me and others.

I wish you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving!