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.
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.
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.
Richland Newhope is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and launching Always There – a yearlong campaign to recognize the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.