September 9, 2019 through September 15, 2019 is National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week.

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities would like to thank you for your work in supporting our vision so that everyone in Delaware County may lead personally fulfilling lives!

We appreciate you!
In This Issue:
  • "Let's Talk About It" Series
  • DSP Week
  • DCBDD Fiscal/Operations Update

October Preview:
  • Community Connection: Special Olympics
  • Free/Low Cost staff retention

At noon on September 19, 2019 in observation of Little Brown Jug Day.

Provider Relations Coordinator Support
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

Provider Meet and Greet
September 5, 2019

DCBDD Monthly Board Meeting
September 18, 2019

Let's Talk About It Series
September 24, 2019

OPRA - Ohio Provider Resource Association
  • September 9, 2019 - Back to Basics in Franklin County: Guiding Individuals Through Life Transitions
  • September 26, 2019 - Advance: Provider Leadership Training

Happening in September
Columbus, OH
Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce
  • September 16, 2019 - October 21, 2019 - Marketing 101 for Small Business Six Pack Series

Happening in September - October
Delaware, 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
OADSP - Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
  • September 23, 2019 - Professionalism and Self-Development for Supervisors
  • September 23, 2019 - Assisting DSPs and Other Support Staff with the Understanding and Implementation of the Person-Centered Planning Process
  • September 30, 2019 - Supporting Active Community Engagement to Fulfill Dreams and Goals
  • September 30, 2019 - Elements of Effective Team Communication and Optimal Team Dynamics

Happening in September
Westerville, OH
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  • September 24, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Joint training with DCBDD SSAs: Key Elements of Developing a Behavior Support Plan

Happening in September
Delaware, OH
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) releases memo regarding the Ohio Department of Medicaid Exclusion list
As part of the newly effective Background check rule (OAC 5123-2-02), DODD certified Agency Providers are required to check the exclusion list prior to employing and at least every five years for existing DSPs.

Read the memo HERE
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities works toward creating a single individual service plan
No two counties use the same ISP template. The information found on the front page in one county's plan may be found in the middle of another county's plan. DODD understands the difficulty of working with a variety of plans. As a result, DODD is working toward a single individual service plan!

You can read about their progress by clicking HERE.  

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The Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainings Board proposes rule changes 
  • 4755-3-01: Applications for initial licensure
  • 4755-7-01Occupational therapy practice defined
  • 4755-7-04: Supervision
  • 4755-23-02: Educational requirements
  • 4755-23-03: License by examination
  • 4755-23-04: License by endorsement
  • 4755-23-12: Requirements for foreign educated applicants
  • 4755-27-03: Delegation
  • 4755-27-06: Reporting Requirements

Read more information HERE
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: Have You Thanked Your DSP Today?
DSP week is right around the corner! According to MONDO (a national staffing agency), developing a culture of appreciation can:
  • improve culture
  • boost productivity
  • improve employee retention rates

Read MONDO's Employee Appreciation Strategy: 6 Ways to Show Appreciation at Work HERE .
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Highlighting Important Resources within our Community

This Week's Community Connection: Bridges Community Action Partnership

Bridges empowers people in need by partnering with them to better their lives and realize personal prosperity.

Bridges serves Delaware, Madison, Union, Champaign, Logan and Shelby Counties.

Services Offered: Getting Ahead, Family Development, Financial Literacy, Utility Assistance, Work Related Assistance (WRAP), Energy Efficiency (HWAP), Home Repair, Safe Heat, Medical Assistance, and Mini Homeless Shelters.

Need more information? Contact Bridges Community Action Partnership at 1.800.858.4452 or online at
Provider Meet and Greet
September 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 pm.
DCBDD, Rm 165
Please enter through the EAST Entrance (back of the building)
The Ohio DSP Recognition Event
OADSP - Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
September 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Xenos, Columbus OH
"The Reward is in the Journey!"
Transition Bootcamp, September - Charting the Lifecourse
Ohio Family to Family
September 10, 2019
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Lewis Center, OH 43035
Let's Talk About It Series
September 24, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.
ONLINE - Invite to be emailed separately
OPTimize MOVEment 2019
OPTA - Ohio Physical Therapy Association
September 27, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Renaissance-Westerville-Polaris Hotel
Westerville, OH

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