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March 2020
DCBDD News and Updates
March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDAM)
NDDAM is here and we have a month full of fun ahead! All month long, DCBDD will be participating in and hosting a variety of events to raise awareness of and support for inclusion. Click on the article below to see the big events DCBDD is participating in or hosting in March!
2020 National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month ...

Each March, organizations around the country celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (NDDAM). This month is a time for us to rally together in the spirit of awareness for people with disabilities. This March, DCBDD is...

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Public Safety Day
DCBDD is partnering with Delaware City Police, YMCA, and Delaware City Fire Department to bring together the first Annual Public Safety Day. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of emergency personnel and community partners. Safety is important and we want to ensure people of all abilities have the resources to make safe and informed decisions. This event is for people of all ages. We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fun. Please click here to register to let us know you're coming!

**This event will be mostly indoors so there is no need to worry about the weather!**
Intro to 3D Printing
Learn how to create low tech accessibility tools for you or someone you know!

March 16, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
The Maker Annex
74 West William Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Community Events Resources
Parent Pages
Take a look at the February Edition of Parent Pages!
The Parent Pages are independently produced.
Transition Bootcamp
March 10, 2020
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Topic: Housing
Join us for the March Transition Bootcamp to learn about housing options for people in Delaware County
Financial Empowerment
March 16, 2020
6:00 p.m.
The Center for Disability Empowerment’s Empower YOUth group will be hosting an event where they will be discussing financial empowerment. This event is open for young adults between the ages of 14-24. For more details, contact
Safety Town Registration
DCBDD is once again working with the Delaware City Police Department and YMCA to bring this great educational event to youth in Delaware. Click here to learn more. Registration is filling up!
Ohio SIBS Presents "Reaching for Inspiration
March 21, 2020
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Autism Awareness Night with the Columbus Blue Jackets
April 2, 2020
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
All Abilities Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter Bunny
April 4, 2020
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
DSACO is Partnering with The City of Columbus for: Columbus Recreation & Parks Discovery Day
March 9, 2020
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Lazelle Woods Community Center
Family Advisory Council
March 11, 2020
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Parent Outreach Summer Resource Fair
March 12, 2020
Willis Education Center
6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
PAR Regional Training
March 17, 2020
Click here   for more details or to register.
2020 Census
The 2020 Census is right around the corner! It is important that everyone is counted during the census as it impacts our community and the funding and support allocated to our area. For more information, please click here.
20th Annual Multiple Perspectives Conference: Building Blocks for the Future
April 6-7, 2020
Themes include:
  • Everyday Ableism - Challenging What we Know About Disability
  • Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Post-secondary Education
Adapted Outdoor Programming
Food For Good Thought is offering a new outdoor adventure program through a positive-psychology and outdoor behavioral healthcare approach.  Click here to learn more.
Charting the LifeCourse Training
August 27, 2020
Westerville, OH
Monthly Community Resource Feature
Cookbook Club at the Delaware Main Library
On March 26 th  from 7:00 p.m. - 8 p.m., take home a new cookbook and try out recipes. Then make/bake/create and bring your favorite to the club to share with the group and discuss techniques. This season, attendees will cook from:
  • The Simple Kitchen by Chad and Donna Elick - March 26
  • The Pioneer Woman Cooks: The New Frontier by Ree Drummond - April 23
  • The New Essentials Cookbook by America's Test Kitchen - May 28
Monthly Technology First Feature
R aizer
Raizer is a mobile lifting chair that helps a person who has fallen on the floor to get up again in just a few minutes. Raizer can be operated by a single assistant and requires only limited physical effort beyond the help of a supportive hand. Click here to learn more.