News Release

Workforce Crisis Letter

November 3, 2021
Statewide developmental disability organizations representing providers, county boards, and other stakeholders have drafted a joint informational letter outlining the current state of Ohio's DD workforce crisis.
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Removing Barriers to Employment with STABLE accounts

November 3, 2021 John Doe
October was National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) - a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions and accomplishments of workers with disabilities. NDEAM also highlights the importance and benefits of inclusive workplaces.
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Superintendent Update

November 3, 2021
Over the past 18 months we have seen a lot of changes, not only with this agency but in the world as a whole. The pandemic has left us all in a wake of disarray and a constant feeling of unsettledness that no one could have predicted, let alone planned for.
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Superintendent Update

July 7, 2021
Governor Mike DeWine recently announced that Friday, June 18th would officially mark the end of Ohio's public health state of emergency that was declared in March of 2020. This is a date we should all celebrate with great enthusiasm and optimism.
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Special Olympics returns

July 7, 2021
Richland County Special Olympics (RCSO) slowing started back last month after a year and a half off due to Covid. The first two sports to start back up were bowling and golf. Softball will begin in mid-July. All sports, for now, are intrasquad, which means that only Richland County athletes can compete against Richland County athletes.
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CARE Award Winners

April 16, 2021
We had winners this year in four different categories. Congratulations to the following recipients: Self-Advocate Award – Mitch Berger; Hero with Heart Award – Molly Mallory; Direct Service Award – Krista Grove; Community Partner Award – Richland Public Health
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Superintendent Update

April 16, 2021
It's hard to believe that one year has passed since COVID-19 first turned our world upside down in March 2020. When I reflect on early communications, information was being released at such a high rate of speed and sometimes changing by the hour for our staff and providers.
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2020 Employee of the Year recognized

April 16, 2021
Richland Newhope's 2020 Employee of the Year is described as a wonderful, kind, considerate, and positive person.
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Superintendent Update

January 26, 2021
When we started down this very long COVID road in early March of 2020, I don't think any of us could have imagined that we would still be battling this virus 11 months later and how much it would have impacted our lives and the lives of those we support.
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Newhope welcomes New Board Members

January 26, 2021
Mike Ziegelhofer and Regina F. Jefferson are the newest members of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Mike and Regina, appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioners office on Thursday, January 7.
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Newhope seeking award nominations

January 26, 2021
Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards.
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Superintendent Update

October 23, 2020
While we are still adjusting to the multitude of changes brought on by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, at the Richland County Board of Disabilities, we are excited for fall and all it brings with it! I am also so thankful for the continued cooperation and patience of those we serve and their families, as well as for our dedicated and hardworking staff who have embraced new challenges with positivity and resilience.
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