What's Inside?
DCBDD Updates
  • COVID-19 Resources
  • July Board Meeting
  • Background Checks
  • Nutrition Nuggets

DODD Updates
  • Health and Welfare Alerts
  • Memo Monday

Upcoming Trainings
  • Discovery Series
  • Overcoming Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care for the Helping Professional
  • Diversity & Intersectionality Training Through a Disability Lens
  • Supporting People in the Criminal Justice System
Resources & Information
  • Technology First Resources
  • Community Connection Resources

Events
  • Incompass Michigan: 2021 Leadership Conference
  • TechSummit 2021
  • 2021 OHCA Convention and Expo
  • OACLICONLINE 2021
DCBDD Updates
Masks and Disinfectant Spray Available for Providers

COVID-19 Resources
Are you in need of disposable masks, cloth masks or disinfectant spray?
Please contact Annie Snyder at annie.snyder@dcbdd.org or 740.201.5881.
DCBDD Monthly Board Meeting
  • There is no board meeting in July
Background Checks
  • All background checks must occur by making an appointment through the BCI email address at bci@dcbdd.org
  • Visitors completing a background check are required to wear a mask if not fully vaccinated
A great opportunity for Day Program Staff and Participants!
Nutrition Nuggets
Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.
July 14

DCBDD is partnering with the SNAP-Ed program at The Ohio State University Extension Office in Delaware to bring the program Nutrition Nuggets to the people we serve, providers, and interested members of the community. The program will teach participants how to make nutritious food choices within a limited budget and how to lead a physically active lifestyle. The virtual classes are free to all participants. 
DODD Updates
Health and Welfare Alert: Recognizing and Responding to Medical Emergencies #51-5-21
Health and Welfare Alert: Summertime Safety #2-5-21
Health and Welfare Alert: Drowning Prevention #36-6-21
Health and Welfare Alert: Summertime Safety #2-5-21
Information From Memo Monday
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Update Coming Soon to Provider Call Center
Attention: All Providers, County Boards, COGs

All Providers:
Coming July 5, 2021, a new feature will be added to the DODD Call Center. Providers can call the call center 24 hours a day to check their payment status.
 
Independent Providers:
Providers will need to know their contract number when calling in. They will enter their contract number and the last four of their social security or TIN Number.
 
Agency Providers:
Agency providers can also use this new feature. They will need their contract number and the TIN number or last four of the CEO's social security number.
 
Additional Information:
If you have additional questions, please feel free to call our Support Center at 1-800-617-6733 option 3 or email us at DODD.Support@dodd.ohio.gov.
Ohio Department of Medicaid Updates Electronic Visit Verification Resources
Attention: All Providers and County Boards

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) announced changes to access support related to Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems and information. Changes were announced in the April 2021 EVV Newsletter and the order went into effect in May 2021.
 
The EVV@medicaid.ohio.gov email address has been retired and replaced by the new Zendesk Ticket Portal. The Zendesk Ticket Portal can be reached via email at ODMEVV@sandata.com and online at https://sandata.zendesk.com/hc/en-us.
 
The Zendesk Ticket Portal provides a single location to view all current and past tickets with Sandata submitted to the EVV Provider Hotline. Additionally, all questions and emails sent to ODM will go to the Zendesk portal. All your inquiries will be in one location to view. The new portal allows users to submit a new ticket or inquiry to Sandata and ODM directly from the portal.
Upcoming Trainings
Discovery Series Archive
Did you miss one of the Discovery Series? Not to worry! All sessions are recorded and archived on our YouTube channel.
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care for the Helping Professional
August 12
1:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Focusing on compassion fatigue, burnout, and self-care, this presentation focuses on personal and professional wellness. It discusses both compassion fatigue and burnout and helps attendees assess their own levels for each. We will also discuss the impacts that compassion fatigue and burnout can have on a person’s short and long-term health and career longevity as well as the ways it can be harmful on an organization-wide level. Further, we will discuss examples of things organizations can do to promote self-care among their employees. Click here to register.
Diversity & Intersectionality Training Through a Disability Lens
August 4-6 or September 29-October 1 or October 20-22
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The AACs' Diversity & Intersectionality Training Through a Disability Lens is a three half-day training designed for service providers and general audiences. This training is for any individual or agency looking to expand or gain knowledge on the topics of diversity, intersectionality, cultural education and individuals with disabilities. The training is founded in intersectionality and diversity best practices, with considerations for the disability community, trauma and cultural background. Click here to register.
Supporting People in the Criminal Justice System
Training Available in MyLearning

DODD is pleased to announce new training modules in My Learning. Supporting People in the Criminal Justice System (CJIS), a 3-part training, provides a brief overview of the criminal justice system, MHDD Specialized Court and what supports the Cuyahoga County DD has developed to better serve people, specifically the roles of a forensic liaison and community liaison.
 
Presented by Missy Kuhn and David Nodge, participants will learn about assessments, the impact on service planning, ISP development, collaboration, training, and advocacy as it relates to people with developmental disabilities navigating the criminal justice system. Three hours of DODD Continuing Developmental Hours will be awarded for IAs, SSA, Superintendent, Business Managers, and Board Members for successful participation of all three parts of the training.
Resources & Information
DSP Recruitment Kit
DODD has developed and published FREE resources to aid in the recruitment of DSPs to the field. Complete with Drag-and-Drop images, social media fast facts, eye catching content and YouTube video playlists. This is a great opportunity for us all to get the word out about our field.
Technology First Resources
EaZyHold
EaZyHold is an innovative way to get a better grip onto many common objects. Accomplish daily living activities independently despite physical conditions or disabilities impacting grip strength. The universal cuff comes in multiple sizes for infants to seniors to help get a better grip on small to large objects. To learn more and to order, click here.
Pero
Introducing Pero, a wearable controller that makes your smart devices even smarter. Pero turns your simple hand motions into customizable shortcuts for your device. Now, you can control the cursor and input commands with this single device so that you can focus more on getting the job done. Click here to learn more.
Assistive Technology Support
Searching for an Assistive Technology solution? Schedule a time to virtually consult with the Tech Team Committee by emailing AssistiveTechnology@dcbdd.org.
Community Connection Resources
Transportation Access for Ohioans with Disabilities
How can transportation for Ohioans with disabilities be improved? Share your experiences in an online survey at https://bit.ly/3tYHcDk 
Paper and telephone versions of the survey are available by emailing ann.robinson@osumc.edu.
Free Rides to Get the Vaccine
Lyft is providing access to two free rides (up to $15/ride) to and from COVID-19 vaccination sites, in partnership with the White House. Ride codes are valid now. Learn more at www.lyft.com/vaccine-access.
Companion Policy
The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Zoombezi Bay and The Wilds will provide a complimentary ticket for any paid admission or experience to a caregiver visiting with a disabled individual in order to provide assistance during their visit. The disabled individual or caregiver must present sufficient documentation demonstrating necessity for the caregiver’s presence in the form of a letter from his/her physician and/or appropriate licensing information from the caregiver documenting that (s)he is necessary to accompany the disabled individual in the park. The disabled individual must have a paid ticket or membership.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds will provide a caregiver letter for any disabled member who presents sufficient documentation demonstrating necessity for the caregiver’s presence in the form of a letter from his/her physician and/or appropriate licensing information from the caregiver documenting that (s)he is necessary to accompany the disabled individual in the park, granting the caregiver complimentary admission when visiting with the disabled member. Present this letter with corresponding, valid membership card at the turnstiles for admission. Please call (614) 724-3489 to request this letter. 
Events
Incompass Michigan: 2021 Leadership Conference
July 19-23
Online
TechSummit 2021
July 22-23
Online
2021 OHCA Convention and Expo
August 23-26
Columbus
OACLICONLINE 2021
November 16-19
Online