Goodwill Columbus, Harmony Project team up as ‘Superheroes’

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With music, dance, poetry, powerful storytelling and more, the Goodwill Columbus-Harmony Project collaborative performance ‘We Can Be Superheroes’ earned rave reviews from participants and audience members alike. “That’s the outcome,” Tiffany Martin, Director of the Goodwill Columbus Work and Community Services Program, said of the April 10th big event. “But it’s the months and months …

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FCBDD board member spotlight: Board President Marie Crawford advocates for families

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After more than a decade as a member of the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Marie Crawford remains crystal-clear about her mission. “First and foremost,” said Crawford, who is serving as Board President this year, “I am there for the families.” Crawford and her husband are parents to three adult sons, two of whom …

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First Medicaid provider rate increase takes effect; second set for July 1

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Developmental disability service providers began billing at significantly higher Medicaid reimbursement rates on Jan. 1 and will see another increase on July 1. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) said it expects the new rates to lead to higher wages for direct-support professionals throughout the state. Once the reimbursement rates are fully implemented, DODD …

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Early Childhood Education program starts year with new leader

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Dr. Kathy Lawton, an experienced educator with both professional and personal connections to central Ohio’s disability and early intervention communities, has begun her new role as Director of Early Childhood Education at the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. “I was really excited for the opportunity to make an impact at the county level,” Lawton …

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