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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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2020 CARE Awards

July 20, 2020
We had winners this year in four different categories. Congratulations to the following recipients: Self-Advocate Award - Missy Davis, Hero with Heart Award - Tom Hehmeyer, Direct Service Award - Naomi Shifferly, Community Partner Award - Becky Pittman.
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Superintendent Update

July 20, 2020
Over the past several month, our agency has made significant changes to our service delivery model in response tot he COVID-19 pandemic. This has not been easy on anyone, but our staff continues to work hard and remains dedicated to the individuals and families we support.
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Increasing awareness in our community

April 8, 2020
Twenty-four people representing businesses, schools, and agencies in Richland County on March 12 participated in the 19th Annual Community Awareness.
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Superintendent Update

April 8, 2020
I don't think any of us could have predicted how drastically our lives both at work and home have changed over the past couple of weeks. For me at least it has felt more like months not weeks since the schools have all closed, recreational and sporting events have been postponed, churches are gathering virtually, restaurants are limited to take out only, zoom meetings and working from home have become a new norm, and we are self-quarantining as a nation.
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March activities planned

February 12, 2020
Richland Newhope is planning several activities to mark Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.
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Superintendent update

February 12, 2020
The Richland County Board has successfully completed most of the objectives outlined in our three-year strategic plan. With the close of 2019, we have many successes to celebrate from this past year.
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DD Board reorganizes for 2020

February 12, 2020
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities held its 2020 organizational meeting on Jan. 22.
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Seeking award nominations

February 7, 2020
Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards.
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United States 2020 Census

January 31, 2020
We are excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the @uscensusbureau to support the #2020Census! As a partner, we’ll be working to ensure that our community is accurately represented. To learn about the upcoming census, visit 2020census.gov.
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DODD Director visits Newhope

January 14, 2020
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director Jeff Davis visited Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities yesterday.
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New Day Hab Focuses on Community Inclusion

October 15, 2019
Independent Providers Lorri Lewis and Cassandra Hehmeyer have joined forces and just recently opened a Day Habilitation together called Choice Express. 
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