In This Issue:
  • DSP Planning and Training Survey Open
  • DCBDD Let's Talk About It Series
  • DSP Recruitment: Share the Message!
  • Free/Low Cost Staff Retention
  • Community Connection: HelpLine

August Preview:
  • DCBDD 3rd Annual Block Party!
  • DSP Recruitment Flyer Campaign
  • DSP Week Preview
  • Delaware Area Transit Agency
Provider Coordinator Drop-In Hours
DCBDD is transitioning to 1:1 meetings. Please contact Cheryl at 740-201-3605 or via email at

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

DCBDD Monthly Board Meeting

Let's Talk About It Series
July 23, 2019 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. ONLINE

DODD and OPRA - Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Ohio Provider Resource Association
Joint Training
  • July 10, 2019 Back to Basics: Complete Review Process- Understanding the Provider Compliance Process
  • August 19, 2019 Back to Basics Adult Day: Thinking Outside the Box

Happening in July and August
Columbus, OH
OPRA - Ohio Provider Resource Association
  • Ongoing Training Techniques July 16, 2019
  • Supervisor Bootcamp II July 24, 2019
  • Advance: Provider Leadership Training July 25, 2019

Happening in July
Columbus, OH
DSP Planning and Training Survey Open

From July 1, 2019 DODD Memo Monday: The Office of System Support and Standards is seeking input from direct support professionals, or DSPs, across the state concerning the DSP role in service planning.
Are you a DSP? Help DODD learn ways to better support your work by completing this short, eight-question survey.

Have you Heard? DCBDD is going online with the Let's Talk About It Series!

Beginning July 2019, our regularly scheduled Provider Network Meetings will be offered online. No need to travel to get the latest and greatest information and training. Our new format is also getting a new name. We hope you will join us on July 23rd at 2:00 pm for our first Let's Talk About It series.

July 23, 2019, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Let's Talk About It:
  • Local Updates
  • State Updates
  • MUI/IR Training - training certificate will be offered

Watch your email inbox for an invitation!

Help us spread the word about direct support professionals! Tell others why you became a DSP or what you love most about your job. Video submissions are being accepted now through August 1, 2019. Please share with all DSPs in your network!

N eed an example?
FREE/Low Cost Staff Retention: Have You Thanked Your DSP Today?

According to Bob Nelson, Ph.D.; there are four types of praise:
  • Personal praise: face-to-face thanks and acknowledgement for a job well done
  • Written praise: written note or formal letter of thanks
  • Electronic praise: personal thanks and acknowledgement via email or voicemail
  • Public praise: recognition in front of one or more other people, in a public forum such as a meeting or a broad form of communication such as a newsletter or newspaper

Dr. Nelson uses "ASAP-cubed" to remember the essential elements to good praising.
Praise should be:
  • as soon as possible
  • as sincere as possible
  • as specific as possible
  • as personal as possible
  • as positive as possible
  • as proactive as possible

Dr. Nelson's formula for Creating Positive Feedback:
  • I saw what you did
  • I appreciate it
  • Here's why it is important
  • Here's how it makes me feel

Thank you for reading Provider Connection! We truly appreciate it. It is important that we all stay connected. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to support you in this way. Have a great month!

Read more about Dr. Nelson HERE

Nelson, B., PhD. (2012).  1501 Ways To Reward Employees . New York, NY: Workman Publishing Co.
COMMUNITY CONNECTION: Helpline of Delaware and Morrow Counties

Are you supporting a person who needs emergency food, utility or other assistance and are not sure where to go? Let HelpLine point you in the right direction.

"HelpLine updates and maintains the resource directory to link people with available services in 5 counties within Ohio. The directory contains over 4000 community and government services in the areas of human services, health, education, civic, and other organizations with detailed information on eligibility, contact information, requested documentation, fees and more." (

Click HERE to visit their website
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!
OADSP - Ohio Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
Leadership LAUNCHpad
July 31 - August 2
OPTA - Ohio Physical Therapy Association
Central District - Member Appreciation Event
July 21, 2019
4:00 p.m.
AAPD - American Association of People with Disabilities
National Disability Voter Registration Week
July 15 - 19, 2019