Residential Services Archive


Future Superintendent Learning on the Job

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When it comes to getting acclimated to a new job, Pioneer Center assistant superintendent Leia Snyder feels her situation couldn’t be any better.

Snyder, who came on board in March, will benefit from the experience of longtime Superintendent Rick Marriott as she prepares to take over his position in January.

“I am very fortunate, because a lot of places when you take over a leadership position, day one it’s ‘here you go, hit the ground running,’” Snyder said. “I have had the opportunity to go out and meet with staff one on one and my goal is to meet with everybody face to face and just get to know a little bit more about them and how they became a part of our agency and let them get to know me a little better. That’s really a luxury a lot of people don’t get.”

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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.


DODD Provider Search Tool – Online access to DODD Providers and Housing Vacancies

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has created a useful search tool which enables people to search for potential service providers. This web search is designed to help individuals, families and county boards search for providers and housing for Ohioans with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A wide variety of waiver and supported living providers can be found, such as transportation, homemaker personal care and day services.

Click here to explore providers in your area.


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