We look forward to seeing you this Saturday, October 6th.
Join CCBDD and 70+ providers and community partners as we showcase the many services and resources available to people with disabilities.
Seeing Your Waiting List Assessment
Ohio's new Waiver Waiting List Rule became effective on September 1, 2018. Everyone on CCBDD's current Waiver Waiting List has been notified of this change, and CCBDD has begun evaluating current needs using the new assessment. CCBDD expects to have completed all assessments no later than the end of 2020.

If you or someone you support has completed the new Ohio Assessment for Immediate Need and Current Need for people with disabilities, help is available to view this assessment. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has created two videos that explain how a person or family member can set up a DODD Portal account and how to view the finished assessment. 

If you have questions about the new Waiver Waiting List or the assessment, please contact
Alison Gahr at (216) 736-3675. We're here to help.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

This year’s theme, “America’s Workforce: Empowering All,” celebrates the contributions of workers with disabilities and educates about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents.

Did you know that the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County, a group of 30+ local agencies committed to enhancing diversity in the workplace, has been supporting job seekers with disabilities find integrated, competitive employment? Since 2017, an additional 84 people have found competitive jobs. A total of 732 people with disabilities are now a part of the competitive workforce.

To learn how you can enhance America’s workforce and empower others, contact the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County at (216) 538-1927 or employmentcollaborative@CuyahogaBDD.org
Consider borrowing before you buy

CCBDD has two equipment lending libraries containing over 2,000 pieces of equipment that are used to increase participation and promote safety and independence for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Occupational Therapy (OT) / Physical Therapy (PT) Library – contains items used for mobility and activities of daily living such as wheelchairs, lifts, toileting and bathing equipment, etc.

Assistive Technology (AT) Library – contains items ranging from low to high tech devices such as adaptive switches, watch minders and video doorbells.
 
Equipment can be loaned for trial periods to eligible individuals as well as to public school districts (Cuyahoga County only) and provider agencies to support people with developmental disabilities they are serving. CCBDD’s equipment lending allows individuals to move through multiple trials, if necessary, in order to find the right fit before purchasing. Equipment can also be loaned for short term needs where no future purchase may be necessary.

For more information: Contact Janet Cimino (OT/PT) at (216) 736-2631 or cimino.janet@cuyahogabdd.org  or Kathy Zielinski (AT) at (216) 736-2730 or zielinski.kathryn@cuyahogabdd.org.
Attention DD Provider Agencies: Join your colleagues for a day of sharing and learning

Two Provider 2 Provider forums are being offered:
Employment Services (October 17) and
Creative Day Services (November 14)

These are free and lunch is provided. CDPU's are available.

Click on the buttons below to learn more and to register.

Share your thoughts and help families choose a provider

Over 300 reviews of DD provider agencies are available on Ohio's new online resource- ProviderGuidePlus. Learn how others feel about their providers by reading their reviews. Help families choose a provider by sharing your thoughts and opinions about your provider or a provider you have used.

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