Fourth of July Celebration
All Board locations will be closed Monday, July 4, 2016 thru Friday, July 8, 2016. All Board programs will resume Monday, July 11, 2016.
Click the following link to view the Fourth of July Message:
A Message from Director John Martin
The Ohio Department of Medicaid and Department of Developmental Disabilities have formally responded to the Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) lawsuit.
Click the follow link to read Director John Martin's letter.
STABLE Accounts Now Available
Pipeline Weekly - June 7, 2016
Ohio leads the country by being the first to offer STABLE Accounts for eligible individuals living with disabilities. STABLE Accounts have similar features to normal bank accounts, but are also investment accounts, similar to 529 college savings accounts or 401(k) retirement accounts.
These specialized accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save and invest money without losing eligibility for public programs, like Medicaid, SSI or SSDI.
STABLE Accounts are made possible by the federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (“ABLE”) Act passed by Congress in 2014.
THE 25th ANNUAL BENEFIT GOLF OUTING
The 25th Annual BENEFIT GOLF OUTING sponsored by Portage Industries, Inc. is scheduled for Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Windmill Lakes Golf Club
. Golfer openings are still available. See the attached Golfer Notification Brochure
. There are still opportunities for Event Co-Sponsorship and Corporate Sponsorships. Hole sponsorships are available for as little as $50.00. See the attached Sponsor Brochure
. Prize and gift basket donations are being accepted through Wednesday, July 13.
PROCEEDS FROM THE BENEFIT GOLF OUTING WILL HELP SUPPORT AND FUND FUTURE LEVY CAMPAIGNS.
YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!
The Ohio DD Council’s Bidder’s Conference is Coming in August!
Are you interested in applying for a DD Council grant? If so, register for one of two Bidder’s Conferences to be held in Columbus and Byesville Ohio.
To register and learn more about the grants, please go to the following link:
The deadline is July 22, 2016. So register today!!
The Ability Center - Third Annual Ohio day at the Range and Outdoor Adventure Fair
September 24, 2016
Free event for people with disabilities and disabled veterans!
All ages welcome!
For more details, download the following flyer:
The Portage County Flashes and Thunder teams recently advanced to the state playoffs.
The Thunder defeated the Medina County Blue Streaks and the Lake County Cougars in the first two rounds and then bowed out of the playoffs in the third round in a close game to the Cuyahoga Mayfield Lancers. The Flashes came into the tournament as a big underdog but won two playoff games by defeating Murray Ridge #2 in the first round and the Stark DD Bulldogs in the second round. The Flashes fell to the Medina Flash in the regional championship game. All of the players, coaches and cheerleaders gave their best effort and proudly represented Portage County in a great way.