DD Awareness

Are you a good listener? Do you care about the well-being of people with disabilities?

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The Ohio State University Nisonger Center is looking for self-advocates and family members of people with developmental disabilities to be interviewers.  Interviewers will conduct face-to-face conversations with Ohioans with disabilities for the National Core Indicators (NCI) Adult Consumer Statewide Surveys Project (www.nationalcoreindicators.org).

To apply online go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NCIapplication.

If you have questions please contact project staff member, Anna Sigman, for more information:

1-888-685-0984 or Annamarie.Sigman@osumc.edu

Click here to learn more about National Core Indicators and to download the flyer.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Darke DD is proud to support National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

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How are you planning to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, but its true spirit lies in the many observances held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website: www.dol.gov/ndeam.

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Living a Good Life!

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Jeff and Craig live a good life.  They live a good life thanks to the person centered planning model, and the opportunities that being employed in their community provides them. They are able to have the things that are important for them, and are able to enjoy the things that are important to them because of person centered planning.  Their vacation to Florida is just one example of what person centered planning can do for someone with a disability!

Watch this video to learn a little more about what it takes to make something like Jeff and Craig’s dream of vacationing in Florida come true!  Keep watching for updates as we take a deeper look at Person Centered Planning and how it helps provide a good life for someone with a disability!

 

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Ansonia Students “Pay It Forward” to AKtion Club of Greenville

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Each spring the junior and senior students from Ansonia High School coordinate a picnic fundraiser titled “Pay It Forward.”  The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to donate to a local service need.  This year they were able to tie their fundraiser to an English reading assignment titled “Flowers for Algernon.”  This story was written in the late 1950’s about a man with intellectual disabilities named Charly Gordon.  In the story, Charly undergoes an experimental procedure to obtain normal intelligence.   The students gained insight to Charly’s thoughts and feelings through his journal entries as he gains intelligence and eventually regresses back to his original IQ.

AKtion Club officers, Ruby Sacher and Darlene Bowers accept an $885 donation raised by Ansonia High School students.

AKtion Club officers, Ruby Sacher and Darlene Bowers accept an $885 donation raised by Ansonia High School students.

Casey Robison, junior English teacher, was reading the book on her computer, when she received a Facebook notification from the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD).  Curious and a bit taken back by the coincidence, she went to Darke DD’s Facebook page and read many wonderful stories about the contributions that people with disabilities are making in Darke County.  It was in that moment that she considered connecting the picnic fundraiser to the book and connecting both of these to Darke DD.  As Mary Lochtefeld, senior English teacher said, “It was kismet!”

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