ARC, Honeywell grow opportunities for workers with disabilities

Group of workers standing and smiling inside Honeywell warehouse

For nearly a decade, Honeywell has partnered with ARC Industries to employ people with developmental disabilities. The crew started with six people, has grown to 24 and now makes up the largest on-site crew in ARC’s group employment program. Paula Daugherty heads up value-added services at Honeywell’s PPE distribution center in Groveport, where the ARC …

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Try remote support, get $50 a month for internet

Smiling young woman who works for a remote-support provider sitting at a desk in front of an Amazon device.
Ohio State University biomedical engineering student Lauren Gastineau, who works with the remote-support provider Ohio at Home, wrote a message on an Amazon Glow device.

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities and Creative Housing are continuing to offer incentives for people to try remote support, which can increase privacy and safely reduce the need for on-site staff. People served by FCBDD and who have a Medicaid waiver can receive up to $50 a month for 12 months to pay …

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Service Coordination Assistant Director Lindsay Holt follows her heart south

Lindsay Holt standing and smiling at her farewell party. Four male co-workers are with her.
Lindsay Holt, center, with colleagues (from left to right) Shawn Riggins, David McCluney, Jose Bennett and Sean Patterson.

As a college student, direct-support professional, service coordinator and, eventually, a department manager at the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Lindsay Holt always kept to a highly structured and stable routine. “There was never a time that I thought I’d make a decision like this,” she said, smiling. “I have a conflict between my …

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