Archive for April, 2015


Ohio Respite Coalition Survey

Please fill out this short survey to help the Ohio Respite Coalition identify barriers in respite.  Forward on to anyone you think may be interested or may be able to provide valuable input.

The Ohio Respite Coalition is conducting this short online survey ( to ask about the barriers families, providers and agencies experience or perceive in asking for caregiver assistance.

The information collected will be used to identify areas currently lacking respite services and the barriers that keep families from asking for the services they need. Based on the information received, the Ohio Respite Coalition will develop an action plan to address the barriers to respite in Ohio.

The Ohio Respite Coalition is conducting this survey as part of the Lifespan Respite Initiative grant, funded by the U.S. Administration on Aging. We are working to better coordinate existing state respite services and develop appropriate services to support the growing number of family caregivers across the lifespan.

If you have any questions, please contact: Jessica Hawk,, 614-752-3516


What is Employer Authority?

Independent Providers and People who use them will find this a very important and informative webinar.

Join Lori Horvath and Roxanne Richardson of DODD as they answer important questions about, payment, certification and other aspects of employer authority to help make navigating this system more manageable, empowering providers tobetter understand the choices available to them.

Join us Wednesday, May 6th @ Noon! Register here:

-The ARC of Ohio, Inc.


Build Your Disability Toolkit



Celebrating the Week of the Young Child

As part of the celebration for  “The Week of the Young Child”, Ohio University-Chillicothe (OU-C) has a full schedule of events this week for preschool students who attend the Early Childhood Center (ECC), including the integrated classes run by the Pioneer Center.

The Week of the Young Child was established in 1971 to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families, and to recognize that the early childhood years are important in the foundation for children’s success in school and later life.

There will be fun activities that run all week at OU-C’s ECEC, including a book fair. Laura Wetterson a librarian from the Chillicothe Public Library came to kick off the week by reading to the children this morning. The preschoolers were then treated to a special music and movement event by the Pioneer Center’s Music Therapy Department.




Performing Art Enrichment Concert