Category: Newsbits

Message about the DSP shortage

September 14th, 2021 by

As many of you are aware, workforce shortages are affecting various industries throughout our state and nation, including disability-service providers. We are fortunate here in central Ohio to have a strong local economy and thousands of direct-support professionals doing excellent work.Still, the situation may be challenging at times. We want you to know that we …

Black Men’s Health Week

August 1st, 2021 by

Black Men’s Health Week kicks off Saturday, Aug. 7, with a series of health- and wellness-focused events, including free screenings for both men and women. Sponsored by the Columbus-based African American Male Wellness Agency, the week of activities Aug. 7-14 offers important health screenings such as blood-pressure checks and mammograms, and also vaccinations to prevent …

The ADA turns 31

July 26th, 2021 by

Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Then-President George H.W. Bush signed the act into law 31 years ago this summer, on July 26, 1990. The ADA is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation, prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities. It guarantees them the same opportunities as everyone else …