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Your new DD Board members

April 17, 2018
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) welcomed two new members in January. Nicolas Comstock and Amanda Chapman were appointed to four-year terms. Both say they are excited for the new challenge.
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Goodwill helps people become employed

April 17, 2018
In 2017 Goodwill Industries of Akron, serving Richland, Summit, Portage, Medina, and Ashland Counties, helped nearly 9,400 individuals seeking employment with training and job placement services.
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Mall walking event planned for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March 9, 2018
Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), in collaboration with Richland Public Health, the Mansfield Y, and the Richland Mall, presents “Step into Spring” – a walking event on Thursday, March 22 at the Richland Mall.
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Richland Newhope holds 17th Annual Community Awareness Day

March 8, 2018
Twenty-four people representing businesses, schools, and agencies in Richland County on Thursday participated in the 17th Annual Community Awareness Day sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
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Richland Newhope salutes 2018 coloring contest winners

March 1, 2018
Seventeen Richland County students have been selected as winners of the 25th Annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest
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Richland Newhope celebrates Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

February 27, 2018
Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.
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Richland Newhope seeking award nominations

January 30, 2018
Richland Newhope is seeking nominations for its new CARE awards.
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DD Board welcomes two new members

January 24, 2018
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) held its 2018 re-organizational meeting on Wed., Jan. 24, and welcomed two new members.
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Fond farewell

January 9, 2018
The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities said goodbye in December to two long-time members.Margaret Davis and Virginia Harmon finished their third consecutive four-year term – the maximum allowed for board members.  The Mansfield residents both have children who receive supports from Richland Newhope.
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Overcoming challenges

January 9, 2018
When you first meet Maxson Brown, you can’t help but be captivated by his smile. It belies the many challenges the 19-month-old has had to face during his short life and the many more still to come.
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What you should know about special needs trusts

January 9, 2018
Providing for the many needs of someone with a disability can be difficult, especially if that person receives government assistance like Medicaid or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Another option is a special needs trust (SNT).  There are two potential types: First Party SNT where the assets are owned by the beneficiary with a disability and Third Party SNT, which has assets owned by someone other than the beneficiary. 
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'Best career imaginable' comes to an end

January 9, 2018
Sometimes it takes just one person or one event to know you’ve found the right career path.For Liz Prather, that happened 35 years ago as she was beginning her tenure with Richland Newhope and her work in the developmental disabilities field.  There was one individual who she was responsible for training to do a job at Richland Newhope Industries, Inc. who made a lasting impression. 
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