As we approach the end of the year, it is time for all of the program areas at the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood to begin to prepare for the development of annual goals for the upcoming year. The Agency would like to obtain your input on the services that it provides both directly and indirectly. The input that we obtain will assist us in developing goals and objectives for all the departments. The DD system continues to be in a state of change and we need to ensure that we are planning for those changes while meeting the needs of the individuals we serve in Lake County.
News and Events
Parent Guardian Annual Input Meeting
Nov 14, 2018
Family Engagnement Series from DODD
Nov 09, 2018
Unlock Your Strength, Live Your Potential
The Family Engagement Series is designed to unlock your strength, build a foundation, and learn skills and strategies to manage family stressors. These hands-on sessions will teach you practical ways to manage pressure, patience, and learn creative ways to modify your existing methods of coping and caring for those you love.
The Family Engagement Series will be an opportunity for families to get personal and work together to solve common — and uncommon — family stressors. Moderators will work with each group’s real-life obstacles to find solutions that work for your entire family. Your presence is important because we cannot have these conversations without you.
Nov 09, 2018
Visit Santa from 8:30-10:00 am on Sunday, December 2 to take part in a sensory-friendly Santa experience for children and their families before the hustle and bustle of regular mall hours.
for more details, visit SHOPGREATLAKESMALL.COM
Transportation Equity Form October 11, 2018
Sep 12, 2018
|PLEASE JOIN us October 11th for a day of thoughtful discussion on ways to address barriers to transportation faced by many persons with disabilities and older adults in our communities.
Location: Cuyahoga County Public Library-Parma Snow Branch, 2121 Snow Road, Parma
Time: 10 – 3. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided.
✓ LEARN about local and state initiatives to enhance transportation options for persons with disabilities.
✓ HEAR about developing, effective strategies to impact local and state policy to address transportation barriers.
✓ IDENTIFY steps you can take to move the transportation conversation forward!
Sep 11, 2018
SHARE THE STAGE WITH A FRIEND
A picture can speak a thousand words, but tell only half of the story. The Broadway Buddies story begins in 2009, when it became clear that the Stagecrafters Theatre program had a unique opportunity to meet a need in our community that was not currently being met. Little did we know that our new program would be so rewarding for everyone involved.
Stagecrafters Broadway Buddies, which is a program of Orange Community Education & Recreation, was created to provide performance opportunities for students with special needs. Our objective is for individuals of all ages and abilities to be inspired to take center stage, let their voices be heard and embrace diversity in a safe and encouraging environment.
Each STAR performer is paired with a typical “buddy” who assists with all of the activities and staging scheduled for each show rehearsal. Broadway Buddies addresses various learning and communication styles with guidance from theatre professionals, licensed staff and experienced volunteers.
With the support from Orange Community Education & Recreation, Orange City Schools, several sponsorships and a generous matching grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, the program has expanded over the years.
Our hope is to secure ongoing and consistent funding for the upcoming years so we can move forward and continue to grow and develop inclusive programs that are beneficial to all participants.
Embracing our mission “process over product”, Broadway Buddies provides endless possibilities and life changing experiences for all individuals involved in the program. Our students with exceptional gifts and unique challenges help increase awareness, compassion and empathy within our community. Together, our Buddies and STARS share the stage, in a common interest and a common goal – making the performing arts accessible to everyone.
32000 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
Stagecrafters’ Broadway Buddies is a program of Orange Community Education & Recreation/Orange City Schools
Photo Contest #commUNITY2ME
Jul 17, 2018
Here’s a great opportunity for you to showcase a favorite or meaningful photograph that encapsulates our 2018 CommUNITY theme. This year’s theme encompasses all things that help tell the story of who we are, where we live and how we inspire and promote inclusivity. Use your creativity and imagination to show off your photographic talent to showcase #commUNITY2ME. Photographs can include people (or no people) from home settings to business partnerships, or special mementoes to items of local nostalgia. Anything that meaning to you and is reflective of Lake County.
A panel of community members and leaders will judge all photo submissions and select photographs which will then be enlarged and displayed in public spaces throughout our Agency, as well as Lake County in various fashion. Due to the potential for community display and news coverage, photographs must be the original property of the person submitting the photo and image consents must be secured.
Winners will receive prizes including, but not limited to, Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood branded gear. The deadline for all entries is July 27, 2018.Contest_Photo_ 2018 Theme Photo Submission Guide 07-09-2018
DODD Choking Prevention
Jun 21, 2018
Please take this opportunity to have conversations about choking prevention with those you support, families, in staff and team meetings. Share information available on the Department’s wesbite through emails, newsletters and in writing. Together, we can raise awareness and reduce choking related incidents for Ohioans with developmental disabilites. Thank you.
As you know, choking related incidents are often the most preventable medical emergencies and deaths for Ohioans with IDD. Last year, 17 people died of choking related incidents. Fortunately, in 381 occurrences, staff acted fast and saved a life! Back blows (104) or abdominal thrusts (277) were utilized those times to assist a choking person. Pacing, incorrect diet textures and lack of proper supports were identified as contributing factors in these incidents. These incidents occurred in all different settings (family homes, individual homes, Developmental Centers, ICFs, in the community, workshops) to people of all ages.
Jun 21, 2018
We know you might have questions regarding Ohio’s new Waiver Wait List Rule. To help, the Lake County Board of DD/Deepwood‘s Service & Support Administration is offering in-person Wait List Wednesday sessions to provide an overview of the philosophy and needs-based concept driving the New Wait List Rule. Following the overview, there will be time for personal discussions with members of our SSA team to address specific questions. Flyer_Waiver Wait List_July 2018 – FINAL
Sunny Lane : A place for every child
Jun 18, 2018
View the video created by the Lake County Historical society. Lake County’s story has many proud chapters, but few shine brighter than its leadership in caring for those who are most vulnerable. It happened many years & took the dedication of many to turn a grass roots movement into a centerpiece of service to many hundreds of families. It’s remarkable to see how far we’ve come.
Scroll down to find “Sunny Lane: A place for every child” to click on a link to the video.
SSA Corner May 2018
May 15, 2018
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