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December 2019
DCBDD News and Updates
2017-2019 Strategic Plan Progress Report
December 31, 2019 will mark the official end of the 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. DCBDD is proud of the many achievements that were accomplished through the work of this three-year plan. To review our 2019 Progress Report, please click here. After you review, please click here to complete our brief three-question survey to offer your feedback.
2020-2022 Strategic Plan Adopted
During the Board Meeting on December 12, 2019, board members unanimously voted to adopt the proposed 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. This new plan will guide the work of DCBDD for the next three years. Plan details will be shared in the January edition of the Perspectives Newsletter.
Community Events Resources
DODD Family Resource Survey
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) is asking families of people with disabilities to take this short survey about what family resources they use and how they are involved with DODD during the past year. The results will inform DODD about how to best support families in 2020.  
DCBDD is partnering with The Strand Theatre for Sensitive Santa. Be sure to visit to get your free photo with Santa! Please consider bringing a donation for the Common Ground Free Store. Click here to learn more.
Free Community Meal
December 25, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dublin City Schools Summer Program Fair
January 18, 2020
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
AMC Sensory Friendly Films
  • Second and Fourth Saturdays of every month are family friendly sensory showings.
  • Tuesday evenings of every month are sensory friendly showings for mature audiences.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program provides eligible low-income Ohioans with a one-time payment to help them meet the high costs of heating their homes. Payments are made directly to regulated and unregulated utilities.
Who Is Eligible?
  • Total household income must be at or below 175% of federal poverty guidelines
  • Clients can only receive emergency assistance once a year during the heating season
How To Apply?
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.
Technology First
Enjoy this month's assistive technology highlight!
Ava: 24/7 Accessible Conversations
Ava conversation app is used to break down communication barriers between the deaf and hearing worlds. Watch the video below to learn more!