In This Issue:
  • DCBDD's 3rd Annual Block Party!
  • Provider Meet and Greet
  • DSP Recruitment Flyer Campaign
  • Stay Interviews
  • Delaware County Transit

September Preview:
  • "Let's Talk About It" Series
  • DSP Week
  • DCBDD Fiscal/Operations Update
Provider Relations Coordinator Support
DCBDD is transitioning to scheduled 1:1 meetings and no longer has drop-in hours. Please contact Cheryl at
740-201-3605 or via email at 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
August 15, 2019

Provider Meet and Greet
September 5, 2019

DODD and OPRA - Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Ohio Provider Resource Association
Joint Training
  • August 19, 2019 - Back to Basics Adult Day: Thinking Outside the Box

Happening in August
Columbus, OH
OPRA - Ohio Provider Resource Association
  • August 21, 2019 - Prepare for EVV with Data Security
  • September 26, 2019 - ADVANCE: Provider Leadership Training

Happening in August and September
Columbus, OH
Connections Volunteer Center
  • September 12, 2019 - Ethical Issues in Case Management with Vulnerable Individuals
  • September 12, 2019 -Multigenerational Family Dynamics 2020

Happening in September
Delaware, OH
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) releases memo regarding the vocational rehabilitation service
This memo addresses the numerous calls and emails received by DODD since the launch of Ohio Employment First in 2012.

Read the memo HERE
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) to release Request Of Interest (ROI) for Early Intervention (EI) Core Team
DCBDD will be releasing an ROI for EI Core Team therapists on August 30, 2019. The ROI will be posted online at ROI responses must be submitted via email to no later than Friday, September 13, 2019.

Learn more about the Core Team model HERE.
DODD Health and Welfare Alert: Transportation, Wheelchair Safety
Many people living with developmental disabilities are dependent on third-party transportation as part of their services. This alert includes information about how to properly transport someone with a disability, including wheelchair users, so they can get around their community safely.

Fall Prevention Training is now available on DODD MyLearning
Falls are consistently one of the leading causes of significant injury among people with developmental disabilities. Prevent falls by knowing the physical and environmental hazards that can cause them. Try the Fall Prevention training in DODD MyLearning.

DSP Awareness
Do the people in your professional and social circles know what a DSP is?

Want to help bring awareness to this unique employment and life-changing opportunity?

Help us spread the word by distributing this DSP Awareness flyer.

FREE/Low Cost Staff Retention: Need a tool to help retain valued employees? Why not try a "Stay Interview?"
According to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a Stay Interview is a "Tool to assist in an informal conversation between a supervisor and an employee to measure employee engagement."

Here are examples of questions that might be asked during a Stay Interview:
  1. What is it that keeps you here?
  2. What are the things you like about your work?
  3. Are we fully utilizing your talents?
  4. What makes for a great day at work?
  5. What is it that keeps you motivated?

Access the UNL guide HERE.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Delaware County Transit

Delaware County Transit, formerly known as Delaware Area Transit Agency or DATA, is a public transportation provider for Delaware County.

Delaware County Transit's transportation services currently include Demand Respite and Fixed Route with Paratransit service for those individuals who qualify. Other Services, including services for people with disabilities are available.

DCBDD Provider
Meet and Greet
September 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm.
DCBDD, Rm 165
OADSP - Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
The Ohio DSP Recognition Event
September 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Xenos, Columbus OH
"The Reward is in the Journey!"
DCBDD's 3rd Annual Block Party
August 29, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Reserve your space to advertise your agency
  • Live music
  • Food trucks
  • And more!