Click here for information and to register for the this fun day at Cedar Point on Wednesday, May 24
The Arc of Ohio
The Arc of Ohio is working with the Ohio State University Nisonger Center, which is looking to grow its NCI interviewer team in certain counties! They are looking for self-advocates, family members of people with developmental disabilities to become paid interviewers. Interviewers will conduct face-to-face conversations with Ohioans with disabilities for the National Core indicators (NCI) Adult Consumer Statewide Surveys Project. Click here for info on the National Core Indicators.
Please click here for more details about becoming an interviewer.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD)
Community Engagement Survey The Cuyahoga County Board of DD is conducting a brief survey to better understand how people with developmental disabilities, those who care for and provide support to them, and other stakeholders feel about persons with developmental disabilities working, traveling and participating in activities and events in their communities. We are also hoping to learn about places in the community open to the public that do an exceptional job of including people with disabilities. We want to collect this information so we can and make sure it is available to others who can benefit from opportunities available to all in the community and replicate promising practices.
Click HERE to access the survey.
SAW, Inc. (Solutions At Work) Learn more about SAW, Inc by visiting their website
Just-A-Buck ® – Visit their website to learn more. We Are The Real Deal…Every Item Is Truly $1. Remember that by patronizing this store you’re helping men and women with developmental disabilities earn a living, contribute to our community and enjoy the pride that having a job brings.
Easter Seals Project ACTION
Easter Seals Project ACTION (ESPA) promotes universal access to transportation for people with disabilities under federal law and beyond by partnering with transportation providers, the disability community and others through the provision of training, technical assistance, applied research, outreach and communication.
For information go to the ESPA website
Hear Now Program for Individuals with Low Income
Starkey Hearing Foundation has a program that serves low income individuals residing in the US to acquire hearing aids. Hearing aids are provided through an application process to those low income individuals permanently living in the US who have no other resource to acquire hearing aids. For further information, please call the Hear Now program at 1-800-328-8602 and ask for the Hear Now program. Click here to visit the Foundation website
Ohioans who are eligible to enroll in Medicaid need to apply through the state’s website. Because the Federal health care enrollment website is not currently communicating with the state system, Ohioans who have already applied for Medicaid through the Federal website must re-apply through the state website.
National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)
The Department of Justice (DOJ) published an ADA guide on conducting accessible and inclusive meetings: “Accessible Information Exchange: Meeting on a Level Playing Field”. The guide is available on DOJ’s website.
National Network of ADA Centers (Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers)
The ADA Audio Conference Series is a project of the National Network of ADA Centers (Disability and Business Technical Assistance Centers). The ADA Audio Conference Series provides in-depth information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Accessible Information Technology and other related topics. This program is designed as a springboard to enhance an individual’s existing knowledge base or facilitate continued learning regarding regulations and trends under the ADA. The program is available in three formats: Teleconference, Streaming Audio via the Internet and real-time captioning on the Internet. Click here to visit their website
Call for more information: LEAP, Gary Edler, Program Assistant, 216-696-2716 x101
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)
The OCECD has implemented Audio Conference Training (ACT). This is a new way to attend any of the FREE Parent Trainings from the comfort of your home, office, etc… If you are interested in being a part of any of these trainings, call the Marion office at 800-374-2806 to register for an Audio Conference Training.Visit their website for a complete list of trainings.
The Ohio Disability and Health Program & the Ohio Department of Health Tobacco Program
Did you know that the rate of cigarette smoking is significantly higher among adults with a disability compared to adults without a disability?
The Ohio Disability and Health Program and the Ohio Department of Health Tobacco Program have teamed up to address this smoking disparity and are promoting the Ohio Tobacco Quit Line among people with disabilities. The Quit Line is a free service that provides counseling support and nicotine replacement therapy to qualified callers. Quit Line callers are five times more likely to quit. Visit their website or call 1-800-Quit-Now (800-784-8669).
The Red Treehouse
The Red Treehouse is a program of Ohio Family and Children First and the Ronald McDonald House® of Cleveland, Inc. Red Treehouse will provide online resources for Ohio families and professionals to help children and young adults (prenatal through age 25) meet daily needs, overcome challenges, and develop their fullest potential. Check out Red Treehouse online.
Services for Independent Living (SIL)
SIL Leadership Academy, an eight-week course for individuals with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. The Leadership Academy is designed to help participants with disabilities gain the skills needed to actively participate on boards, committees, or community coalitions in a meaningful way. The goal of the academy is to increase the number of persons with disabilities prepared to engage in community leadership roles.
There will be eight (8) three-hour sessions held on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at a location to be determined; the sessions will begin on May 24th and end on July 19th. The sessions will include lectures, hands-on activities and role playing. The training sessions will be followed by hands-on “internship” experiences in the community.
The Leadership Academy is funded by the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council under the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act. Please share the flyer with others who may be interested in applying to the Leadership Academy. Applications are due by May 3, 2017. Space is limited, so interested participants are encouraged to apply early. If you would like an application and/or if you have any questions, please email Laura Gold or call 216-731-1529.
Big Peer/Little Peer Program. This is a mentoring program that matches adults with disabilities (Bigs) with youth with disabilities between the ages of 12 and 19 (Littles). Bigs participate in a five-session training and undergo a background check before being matched with Littles. SIL is in the process of recruiting Littles for the program. If you know any youth with disabilities who would be appropriate or adults with disabilities who would be a good mentor, please refer them to Lisa Marn or call 216-731-1529. Visit SIL website or find them on Facebook
The Southwest DBTAC is pleased to announce that the Disability Law Handbook is available on their website. Download and print as many copies as you would like. The book will also be translated into Spanish and will be available electronically soon. This Disability Law Handbook is a 50-page guide to the basics of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other disability related laws.
Special Learning’s Communicating Basic Needs App for the iPod Touch and iPhone. From Special Learning’s website: This is a tool to support parents and providers in helping children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other language disabilities to communicate effectively. The Communicating Basic Needs App for the iPod Touch and iPhone and uses actual photographs of colorful and beautiful images of everyday things that a child sees to help him easily communicate his basic needs while having fun. This app was developed under the guidance of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and organized in a manner found to be successful in practice. With this Communication App, your child finally has a “voice” to express themselves.This is an app for the iPod Touch and iPhone we recently heard about. We cannot vouch for this product but found it interesting and wanted to share with you.The cost to download this app is $39.99. To learn more and to download the app, visit Special Learning’s website
U.S. Treasury Introduces Direct Express® Debit Card for Social Security Payments
The Direct Express card provides another option to choose from for the nearly four million Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients who do not have a bank account, but are looking for a no-cost or low-cost alternative to using check cashing facilities and carrying large amounts of cash. Cardholders can make purchases, pay bills and get cash at thousands of ATMs and retail locations.
People may sign up for the card by calling toll-free 1-877-212-9991 or visiting the website.
OBTAINING LOW-GLUTEN HOSTS AND MUSTUM. The USCCB has posted four approved distributors of low-gluten hosts and two of mustum known to the Secretariat of Divine Worship. You can also view the Diocesan Policy on the Diocese of Cleveland website.
|Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Altar Breads Department
31970 State Highway P
Clyde, MO 64432-8100
Phone: (800) 223-2772
E-Mail / Web
Gluten Content: 0.01%
P.O. Box 84
Zionsville, IN 46077-0084
Phone: (800) 510-8842
E-Mail / Web:
Gluten Content: 0.016%
100 Buckley Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
Phone: (800) 668-7324 ext. 1
E-Mail / Web:
Gluten Content: 0.002%
610 Putnam Pike
Greenville, RI 02828
Phone: (800) 635-0568
WebGluten Content: 0.00042%
|Mont La Salle Altar Wines
605 Trancas Street, Suite D
Napa, CA 94558
Phone: (800) 447-8466
E-Mail / Web:
|Monks Wine & Candles
P.O. Box 681248
Schaumburg, IL 60168
Phone: (800) 540-MONK (6665)
E-Mail / Web