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May 2020
Brighter Days Are Ahead
COVID-19 Update
On May 5, 2020, Superintendent Hodge provided an update on DCBDD's response to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to read.
Community Events Resources
Parent Pages
Take a look at the May Edition of Parent Pages!
The Parent Pages are independently produced.
Promoting Positive Behaviors at Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 15, 2020
1-2:30 p.m.
Can't Stop Columbus
Can't Stop Columbus is a state-wide volunteer movement to create resources for the community. Their current focus is the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Time is Now for Community Masks
To defeat COVID-19 wearing masks, following social distancing guidelines, and practicing healthy sanitation and cleaning practices is extremely important. Homemade masks can help protect all of us. Our mission is to provide relevant information about the importance of wearing masks and provide trusted resources to create your own.

School to Adult Transition Life (SALT) Series
Free monthly series developed to provide a learning opportunity, along with the resources and guidance to families of children with disabilities to help navigate the transition through school to adult life and beyond.
Charting the LifeCourse Tool
Charting the LifeCourse™ tools  are designed to support families, with all their complexity and diversity, in ways to maximize their capacity, strengths and unique abilities. Right now, many, if not all of us are facing challenges, specifically related to COVID-19. These tools can be used now, in the midst of this challenge, but can also be used in regular, everyday challenges that we face in our lives. Click here to learn more.
Arts Castle Studio Online Classes
Family ECHO
Nationwide Children's Hospital Child Development Center has developed educational sessions for families which can be accessed from the comfort of home.

Family ECHO uses ZOOM technology to connect participants with a team of interdisciplinary experts for presentation and discussion on topics related to improving and managing behaviors, self-care, family supports and resources. This unique format allows you to learn from home during this unique time. Families and caregivers are encouraged to sign up for sessions early as space is limited.

Upcoming topics:
  • May 14 - Behavior Management - What's next - responding to disruptive behavior
  • May 18 - Medical: Medical Follow up - What to discuss with your provider
  • May 21 - Behavior Management: Building leisure skills - How to make 'unstructured time' more structured and promote independence
  • May 28 - Behavior Management: Compliance training- Increasing positive behaviors

Technology First - Monthly Feature
Apple Boosts Assistance For Those With Disabilities

With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing reliance on technology, Apple says it is rolling out extra help for people with disabilities using its products for remote learning and other purposes. Apple said Thursday that it is introducing a dedicated...

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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!