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Provider expands services in Richland County

Provider expands services in Richland County

July 6, 2017
One of the newest providers of services in Richland County is Statewide Transportation LLC.  Founded in 2015 in Ashland County, the company now serves about 29 people in Ashland, Wayne, Holmes, and, as of May 1, Richland County.“We started initially doing non-medical transportation and HPC (Homemaker Personal Care) transportation,” says Co-Owner Heather Gentle.  “There’s such a need with a lot of things, and I guess with my background we decided to…add services.”
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Spa days

Spa days

July 6, 2017
Leo Bishop may not be able to communicate with words, but his parents have no difficulty understanding their son, who turns 3 in August.“He can tell us things just by the way he cries, the way he squeals, the way he laughs, the way he smiles,” says his mother, Jeanine Bishop.That’s how they know Leo enjoys a new type of wellness program he started this past February.  Once a week, the family visits Raintree to use that facility’s small spa tub.  Ben Bishop climbs into the pool, and Jeanine hands Leo to his father.
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John's story

John's story

July 6, 2017
John Penney has a special gift for remembering dates.“I can tell you all the presidents of the United States, when they were born, when they died,” says John.  “I know all of the vice-presidents, too!”As you might expect, he’s pretty good at Trivial Pursuit – especially history-related questions.  While history isn’t always challenging for John, other things can be. 
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More than just a volunteer

More than just a volunteer

May 12, 2017
Makayla Luther says she has been volunteering with people with disabilities for as long as she can remember. That says a lot considering Makayla is only 15 years old.
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Local teen named Hero with Heart

Local teen named Hero with Heart

May 8, 2017
Local teen named Hero with Heart
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New way to save

New way to save

April 6, 2017
For years, individuals with disabilities had few options to save money without fear of losing their benefits. That all changed last June when Ohio became the first in the nation to launch STABLE Accounts.
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New provider coming to Richland County

New provider coming to Richland County

April 6, 2017
Chris Allison wasn’t planning to work in the developmental disabilities field after completing college. That was until he visited his brother, Christian, who lived in a group home in Columbus that also housed juvenile delinquents.
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Brothers share rare condition

Brothers share rare condition

April 6, 2017
Born a month early, Max spent more than a month in the hospital and was slow to gain weight, even though he was taking his bottle. Mallory says her youngest son screamed six times a day for eight months.
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Richland Newhope holds 16th Annual Community Awareness Day

Richland Newhope holds 16th Annual Community Awareness Day

March 16, 2017
Twenty-six people got to experience first-hand what it means to have a disability as Richland Newhope sponsored its 16th Annual Community Awareness Day.
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Richland Newhope salutes coloring contest winners

Richland Newhope salutes coloring contest winners

March 8, 2017
Richland Newhope salutes winners of 24th Annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest sponsored by Richland Newhope.
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