October is National Disabilities Employment Awareness Month! Click here to learn about national and Delaware employment statistics!
In This Issue:
  • Community Connection: Special Olympics of Delaware County
  • Free/Low Cost staff retention
  • Providers In The News NEW!

November Preview:
  • Let's Talk About It
  • Community Connection
  • Free/Low Cost Staff Retention
  • Providers In The News!

Provider Support
Please contact Cheryl Copley-Cimino, Provider Relations Coordinator, at
740-201-3605 or via email at cheryl.copley@dcbdd.org to make an appointment.

BCI Background Check
Mondays 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please call ahead, 740-201-3600

DCBDD Monthly Board Meeting
October 17, 2019
OPRA - Ohio Provider Resource Association
  • October 17, 2019 - Advance: Provider Leadership Training

Happening in October
Columbus, OH
Ohio Speech Language and Hearing Association (OSLHA)
  • October 8, 2019 - The Elephants in the Room: What I've Learned from Three Years Reporting on Reading

Happening in October
via Webinar
OADSP - Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
  • October 7, 2019 - Participant Empowerment, Part 1 and 2
  • October 9, 2019 - Education, Training and Self-Development
  • October 9, 2019 - Vocational, Educational and Career Support
  • October 16, 2019 - Crisis Intervention
  • October 16, 2019 - Facilitation of Services - Individualizing the Planning Process

Happening in October
Westerville, OH
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Health and Welfare Alert
September 2019 #65-9-19
Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Read the alert HERE
Providers In The News!
Providers In The News! is a new feature in our Provider Connection. Help us be sure we don't miss anything by submitting articles featuring the great things you are doing in our community.

The Alpha Group: Animal and Me Show Debuts at Fair (Delaware Gazette)
The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board Adds New Feature to eLicense
A new feature enables therapists to print a copy of their wall certificate. 

View directions about this feature on eLicense HERE
FREE/Low Cost Staff Retention: Free legal advice for Ohioans
Ohio Legal Help offers free information on common legal issues, court details, legal forms and attorney referrals. Easy to navigate, the main page allows users to access legal information, forms or a lawyer in the areas of family, housing, money and debt, health and public benefits, seniors, veterans and service members, crime and traffic and going to court. Once selected, the user can read information, access forms and receive resources specific to their home county.

Check out Ohio Legal Help HERE
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Special Olympics of Delaware County
Year-round sports training and competition.
  • Aquatics - Fall/Winter
  • Athletics (Track and Field) - Spring
  • Basketball - Fall/Winter
  • Bocce - Spring
  • Bowling - Fall/Winter
  • Competitive Cheer - Year Round
  • Golf - Summer
  • Powerlifting - Winter/Spring
  • Soccer - Fall
  • Tennis - Spring
  • Volleyball - Spring

Click HERE for more information
Connections Volunteer Center
Make a Difference Delaware County
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.
October 26, 2019                         

Transition Bootcamp, October - Employment
Ohio Family to Family
October 8, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Lewis Center, OH 43035
2019 OOTA Conference
OOTA - Ohio Occupational Therapy Association
October 17, 2019 - October 19, 2019
Sheraton Suites
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

OPRA Fall Conference
Ohio Provider Resource Association
October 23, 2019 - October 25, 2019
Nationwide Conference Center
Lewis Center, OH 43035