BDD Superintendent Invoice Devon touts programming and providers | Information, Sports activities, Jobs

BDD Superintendent Invoice Devon touts programming and providers |  Information, Sports activities, Jobs

LISBON — Superintendent Invoice Devon deliberate to spend Wednesday afternoon touting the programming and providers supplied by the Columbiana County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

That is as a result of Kim Hauck, the director of the Ohio Division of Developmental Disabilities, who was appointed by Gov. Mike DeWine in January, was arriving to be taught what the county presents its shoppers.

Devon informed board members concerning the impending assembly earlier within the afternoon after they met.

“We’ve not had a director right here for 11 years. It is all the time good to have a go to from the state,” he mentioned. “We welcome it and we’re enthusiastic about it.”

He mentioned she was making the rounds to applications throughout the state and was “simply coming to see the particular issues we do.”

Previous to their assembly, board members attended a luncheon and met with workers of the Service and Assist Administration workplace and the coaching middle, studying extra about what they do. Board member Mike Parkes requested if they may do the identical at Robert Bycroft College someday.

Devon mentioned applications he wished to spotlight through the director’s go to included the early intervention program, what’s being achieved with service and help administration, the enlargement of habits help and what CCBDD was doing with faculty districts, together with transition providers and searching for individuals with developmental disabilities so nobody falls by the cracks.

The go to was going down within the SSA places of work and coaching middle. Suppliers of providers for people from Threshold Providers, headquartered in East Palestine, and Kaleidoscope, in Rogers, which runs a step-down unit for individuals with behavioral points, additionally deliberate to attend.

“Our purpose is to maintain individuals in community-based settings,” Assistant Superintendent Josh Martin mentioned.

He defined that the state set some aims for boards of developmental disabilities to fulfill they usually deliberate to speak with Hauck about how they’re assembly these aims.

A few of these aims embrace getting individuals into the neighborhood, utilizing know-how to help people, neighborhood employment, working with children and supporting suppliers with coaching and assets.

In different enterprise, the board permitted Devon because the delegate to the Ohio Affiliation of County Boards convention assembly on Nov. 30, permitted paying the $5,500 annual Household and Youngsters First Council dues as required by legislation, permitted waivers for respite care/day providers for 3 people and particular person waivers for 2 different people to cowl 24/7 providers.

The board additionally declared two faculty buses not wanted for public use and approved the sale of the buses by sealed bid.

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