Category: Newsbits

Board to meet on March 31

March 23rd, 2022 by

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will have its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at 2879 Johnstown Rd. The meeting will be held in person and also will be streamed live on the Zoom platform. To join the meeting on Zoom, please click on the link below: FCBDD Monthly Meeting …

Remembering former DODD director Jerry Manuel

February 15th, 2022 by

We are saddened to report that Jerry Manuel, former director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, passed away on Feb. 12, 2022. Prior to his service as state director in the 1990s, he served as superintendent of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Director Manuel was instrumental in many advances in our field, …

School nurse Debbie Charles recognized by Business First as ‘Healthcare Hero’

January 28th, 2022 by

Congratulations to Debbie Charles, West Central School nurse, for being named by Columbus Business First as one of the 2022 “Healthcare Heroes” in central Ohio. Debbie will be featured later this year in the business journal for her outstanding work, including excellent services and support to students, families and staff during the pandemic. Thanks, Debbie, …

Free COVID tests for home delivery

January 18th, 2022 by

The federal government has launched a new website for the public to order free, at-home COVID-19 tests. Every household in the U.S. is eligible for four tests, which will sent directly to homes. The Columbus Dispatch recently published a helpful article on testing. Click here to read it. To visit the new website or to …

January 19 family support meeting

January 14th, 2022 by

The January Family Support meeting for family members of individuals served by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. The meeting will take place on the Zoom platform. To hear updates from Superintendent/CEO Jed Morison or to provide feedback, click here for the link or …

Marci Straughter appointed to board

January 7th, 2022 by

The Franklin County Commissioners have appointed Marci Straughter to a four-year term on the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Marci will be the first person who receives services form the board to serve as a board member. She joins six other board members, who have experience in finance, business, government technology and legal matters. …

New Year holiday closure

December 29th, 2021 by

Offices and facilities operated by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, for the New Year holiday. All offices will re-open on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. We extend our best wishes for a safe and enjoyable start to 2022. Happy New

The Arc offers new online library of programs, resources

December 28th, 2021 by

The ARC has established a virtual program library for people who have disabilities. The ARC of Ohio wants families to know about the new Virtual Program Library, a free hub full of on-demand activities that can be done from home by people with disabilities, their families, and service providers. Topics include arts, community and life …

Offices closed on Friday, Dec. 24

December 22nd, 2021 by

Offices and facilities operated by the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be closed on Friday, Dec. 24, 2021, for the Christmas holiday. We wish everyone an enjoyable holiday. Offices will re-open on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021.

Free at-home COVID tests

December 17th, 2021 by

Franklin County Public Health has announced that on Monday, Dec. 20, free at-home COVID-19 tests will be distributed at the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (3960 Brookham Dr., Grove City) and at the following Franklin County fire departments: Grandview Heights, Jackson Township, Mifflin Township, Truro Township, Upper Arlington and Westerville. Families can get up to six tests …