Public asked to share stories about disability workforce shortage

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A group of disability service providers and advocacy organizations has launched a campaign urging Ohio legislators to approve a big increase in the Medicaid reimbursement rates that fund wages for direct-support professionals. Because DSP pay has been so low for so long, Ohio’s developmental disability workforce crisis has worsened throughout the state, the coalition said: …

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West Central ‘virtual grads’ invited to 2023 commencement

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West Central School and Transition Services is inviting graduates from the past three years (2020, 2021, 2022) to join this year’s graduating class for an in-person ceremony and celebration. Commencement took place virtually for those three classes due to the pandemic. “We recognize what an important milestone graduation is and know that a formal ceremony …

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We Thrive Together programs open to Franklin County residents all year

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The Franklin County board of Developmental Disabilities is again working with We Thrive Together to support a variety of online programs and in-person events throughout 2023. FCBDD is providing a countywide We Thrive Together subscription so that programs are free and available to all Franklin County residents. As last year, online activities can be accessed …

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FCBDD wants to hear from you

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Each year, the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities turns to the public for input on an important community survey and needs assessment. Responses and comments from people we serve, family members, staff, providers and others help us to shape plans for the coming year. We review these responses and consider them in the final …

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