Employment First—Everyone Has a Place
A lot is going on in Ohio and the U.S. related to employment for individuals with disabilities. A series of workshops that begins October 8 will discuss what the laws say and what area agencies are doing. Follow this link
to read get more information.
the history in Lucas County of services for persons
with developmental disabilities
This 12 minute video captures the history of how
parent volunteers in Lucas County helped create
schools, employment programs and camps.
It is a heritage that current supports and services
are built upon.
Read the Board's 2013 Annual Report
Follow this link.
Board approves 2014 Action Plan
Each year the Board of DD approves an Action Plan to reflect the steps to address key goals, confirm the Core Values, and commit to the tactical steps that will assure that individuals with developmental disabilities can experience the same opportunities and life experiences as all other citizens. Follow this link
to read the Action Plan.
Lucas County takes a leadership position
with Employment First Initiative
John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of DD, was in Toledo for a news conference to announce a collaborative grant for Lucas County that will help more than 70 individuals find community-based employment and help create a model for success with the Employment First Initiative.
Here are excerpts from that news conference.
EduCare Center celebrates its 20th anniversary
The EduCare Center, 1932 Birchwood in Toledo, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house on July 24th. John Trunk, Superintendent of the Lucas County Board of DD, said, "We know that it truly takes a partnership to accomplish something as truly successful as the EduCare Center."
Video reflects the Board's Mission Statement
It is the Mission of the Lucas County Board of DD to ensure that all individuals with developmental disabilities have the same opportunities and life experiences as all other citizens.
Proclamation endorses Employment First Initiative
Lucas County Commissioners have issued a Proclamation endorsing the Employment First Initiative to expand community employment opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.
Read the Proclamation.?
(from left) Commissioner Pete Gerken; Kristen Helling, Employment First Project Coordinator; Commissioner Carol Contrada; employee James Hickman; employee Lorenda Hooker; Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak; and Superintendent John Trunk.