What's Inside?
DCBDD Updates
  • DSP Workforce and Provider Communication Survey
  • COVID-19 Resources
  • August Board Meeting
  • Background Checks
  • DCBDD Levy Renewal with a Reduction
  • DSP Appreciation Week Recognition Survey

DODD Updates
  • New Rule-Required Training Now Available in MyLearning
  • DODD Call Center Update Allows Provider to Check Payment Status
  • Direct Support Professional Recognition Week: Thank You Video
  • DODD Live Chat to Focus on New Provider Certification Rule
DCBDD Updates
DSP Workforce and Provider Communication Survey
Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is conducting a provider survey in order to gain a better understanding of the DSP workforce and communication needs of our provider community. Please consider completing this short survey before August 20, 2021.
OISP Launch Date
DCBDD is targeting a launch date of September 1 to begin utilizing the new Ohio Individual Support Plan created by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. This statewide plan will eventually be utilized by all Ohio counties to simplify and enhance the planning process throughout the state. More information will be coming soon.
COVID-19 Resources: Masks and Disinfectant Spray Available for Providers
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
  • August 12, 2021, 6:30 p.m.
  • In person and streaming on YouTube Live
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 regardless of vaccination status
DCBDD Levy Renewal with a Reduction
On November 2, 2021, DCBDD will be on the ballot for a levy renewal with a reduction. Click here to download the Levy Fact Sheet to learn more.
Save the Date!
DSP Appreciation Week - September 12-18, 2021
DCBDD will be honoring DSPs throughout the week of September 12th! As a part of this week, DCBDD wishes to recognize the many DSPs providing support in Delaware county. Please help us ensure you and/or your DSP staff are thanked by completing this brief survey by August 20, 2021.

Additionally, Delaware County Commissioners will be issuing a proclamation of recognition for this week of appreciation during their September 13th session.

Stay tuned for more DSP Appreciation Week details!
DODD Updates
New Rule-Required Training Now Available in MyLearning
DODD has added training courses required by the new certification rule to the MyLearning section of dodd.ohio.gov.

Find the new courses HERE

DODD Call Center Update Allows Provider to Check Payment Status
Providers can call the call center 24 hours a day to check your payment status. You will need your DODD contract number and the last four digits of your social security number or EIN/TIN.
DODD Live Chat to Focus on New Provider Certification Rule
The newly adopted Provider Certification Rules will be effective September 1, 2021 with some requirements delayed. Join a DODD Live Chat to find out how changes will affect you!
Upcoming Trainings
2021-22 Session Topics Released
DCBDD is pleased to once again offer the Discovery Series. We have a great year of sessions planned. Click here for an overview. To learn more or to sign up, click here.

No session in August, next session is September 14 - Charting the Life Course

Discovery Series Archive
Did you miss one of the Discovery Series? Not to worry! All sessions are recorded and archived on our YouTube channel. Access the recordings by clicking here.
Overcoming Compassion Fatigue with Self-Care for the Helping Professional
August 12, 2021
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.
Resources & Information
Community Employment Grants Available
The Capabilities Charitable Fund is offering one-time grants of up to $500 to people with developmental disabilities ages 14 and up who are pursuing community employment. The grants will be administered by 19 Services, Inc., which is now accepting applications. Download the Grant Application here. Completed applications should be emailed to ccfgrants@19servicesinc.com.
Technology First Resources
Project Lifesaver
The Project Lifesaver program is a small personal transmitter, worn around the wrist or ankle, that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Delaware County Sheriff's Office, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer's area. Have questions?
Feel free to inquire at sheriffinfo@co.delaware.oh.us

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.
AngelSense is an advanced wearable GPS tracking device that protects your loved one from wandering and eloping. It was designed specifically for kids, teens, and adults with autism and special needs, but the safety features make it perfect for those with dementia or Alzheimer’s as well. It includes an easy to wear device for your loved one and an easy to use app for you.
Community Connection Resources
Adaptive Yoga7
Tuesdays 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
In-person and virtual
Adaptive Yoga7 - Yoga for EVERYbody - Livestream (Level 1) Description
This class is designed for persons with limited mobility or challenged balance and can be practiced from a seated position in a chair, on a mat or standing. The class focuses on upper body strengthening, seated cardio, trunk stability, strengthening the mind body connection, spinal mobility and functional movement.
EVERY body is welcome to this class. Designed by a wheelchair user and graduate of Seven Studios Yoga Teacher Training program - this class welcomes all levels of participants.
Book a Ride on FLEX for Just $1
Delaware County Transit provides same day transportation service M-F 6am-6pm within Delaware City for just $1.00 or less with FLEX. You can book on-line at www.delcotransit.com or call 740-363-3355.
Museums for All Columbus
Museums for All Columbus makes museum visits low or no cost for people that get food assistance (also known as SNAP benefits). Participating museums include:

• Columbus Museum of Art
• Franklin Park Conservatory
• National Veterans Memorial and Museum
• Ohio History Center and Ohio Village
• Wexner Center for the Arts
For more information, click here.
DSACO's Annual Adult Conference
August 20 - 22
Join adults with Down syndrome from all over the state to connect with old friends, make new ones, and learn valuable skills along the way. Get more information here.
2021 OHCA Convention and Expo
August 23-26 - NEW LOGO AND LINK
National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) is September 13-20, 2021
We are looking forward to partnering with the Delaware County District Library once again to celebrate NDVRW! Stay tuned for information about our upcoming NDVRW initiatives. In the meantime, click here to get registered to vote or to check your registration status!
OADSP Recognition Event: Live a GREAT Story
September 14, 2021
333 W Broad St - Columbus - 43215
OWU Career and Grad School Fair
September 22, 2021
This fair is suited for employers seeking full-time and/or part-time employees or who simply want our students to learn more about their organization. Click here for details and registration.
November 16-19