DODD Director Davis Discusses Ohio’s Vaccination Plan

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director, Jeff Davis, provides an update in the video below on Ohio’s Vaccination Plan Phase 1B and how Ohioans with developmental disabilities are a priority within the plan.

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinar TOMORROW

DODD to host free webinar Wednesday at 3 p.m. on COVID-19 vaccine questions, concerns

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) will host a free webinar from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. DODD Medical Director Dr. Laura Sorg will address common questions and concerns related to the vaccine. The event is a unique opportunity for people and families served as well as support professionals to hear about the vaccine from a DD services perspective.

All members of the DD community (including people served and family members) as well as professionals in the DD system (DSPs, SSAs, board leaders, etc.) are welcome to attend. Advance sign-up is required, and webinar information will be emailed directly to registrants with further instructions. To register, click below:

Registration (gotowebinar.com)

Webinar Series: Emergency Readiness

Logo for the Center for Disability EmpowermentThe Center for Disability Empowerment is hosting a series of Emergency Readiness Presentations for persons with paralysis in Franklin, Delaware, Licking and Union counties. The series is focused on educating and assisting persons with disabilities to become prepared for Ohio specific emergencies such as fire, snowstorms, tornadoes, floods, viruses, and active shooters. Qualifying disabilities include, but are not limited to: stroke, spinal cord injury, MS, cerebral palsy, or any other central nervous system injury or disorder resulting in difficulty or inability to move the upper or lower extremities.

Free Emergency Readiness Supplies:

  • Car Emergency Kit
  • First Aid Kit
  • Yoga Mat
  • Extendable Grabber
  • Go/Stay Bag
  • Go/Stay Bag for Pets
  • Solar Charger
  • Waterproof/Fireproof Bag
  • Emergency Information Lanyard
  • Face Masks
  • Face Shield
  • Multipurpose Grip Gloves
  • All Weather Poncho
  • Long Range Whistle
  • Long-Handle Flashlight
  • Stress Balls

HOW TO EARN SUPPLIES:

  • Attend presentations to choose 5 free items!
  • Attend 10 presentations to choose 10 free items!
  • Attend 14 presentations to receive ALL free items
  • Attend ALL presentations for a raffle entry for a free evacuation chair ($3,000 value)

*Please note that supplies are based on attendance and are limited to the first 40 individuals with disabilities living within Franklin, Delaware, Licking and Union counties.

Presentation Topics

Click on topic to register for your session:

  1. The Stages of Emergency Readiness (October 2nd from 10:30am-12pm)
  2. Emergency Readiness and Intersectionality: How class, gender, ethnicity, ability, etc. play a part in Emergency Readiness (October 5 from 10:30am-12pm)
  3. The Politics of Emergency Readiness: How Funds are Distributed and How you can Help Improve Community Policies and Procedures (October 9 from 10:30am-12pm)
  4. Emergency Readiness Planning for Service Animals (October 12 from 11am-12pm)
  5. Emergency Readiness: Emergency Transportation (October 16 from 10:30am-12pm)
  6. Active Shooter Part 1: Preparation (October 19 from 10am-12pm)
  7. Active Shooter Part 2: Trauma Care for Civilians (October 23 from 10am-12pm)
  8. Active Shooter Part 3: The Fight and Aftermath (October 26 from 10am-12pm)
  9. Emergency ReadinessDurable Medical Equipment & Medical Supplies (October 28 from 11am-12pm)
  10. Emergency ReadinessMental Health Post-Emergency (November 2 from 11am-12pm)
  11. Emergency ReadinessMy Personal Readiness Plan (November 6 from 10am-12pm)
  12. FEMA PresentationHow can FEMA Help me? (November 16 from 11am-12pm)
  13. Emergency Readiness: Medication Management after an Emergency (November 18 from 11am-12pm)
  14. Be Red Cross ReadyHow can Red Cross Help me? (November 20 from 11am-12pm)

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to MSaade@disabilityempowerment.net or call us at 614.575.8055.

Source: http://www.disabilityempowerment.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/CDE_EMERG.pdf

What’s your why?

Every Buckeye has a reason to stay safe and healthy. What’s your why?

The safety of our Ohio State community is the university’s top priority. During this extraordinary time, your continued flexibility, cooperation and commitment are vital to our ability to remain on our campuses Together As Buckeyes.

The guidelines and requirements on this website have been created for our university communities on all Ohio State campuses by the COVID-19 Transition Task Force based on the recommendations of the Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory subgroup. They are informed by the latest data and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and other authorities.

Every Buckeye plays an important role in keeping our campuses safe and healthy. Together, we can reduce the spread of COVID-19 by wearing masks, physical distancing and practicing good hand hygiene. Buckeyes care for each other. It’s what we do. By working together, we can make our community safer for everyone — students, faculty, staff, visitors, fans and friends alike.

SOURCE: https://safeandhealthy.osu.edu/?utm_campaign=opres_students-faculty-staff-awareness_fy21_covid19082820&utm_medium=email&utm_source=EOACLK 

Mental Health Survey Opportunity

Image of a flyer describing a research survey opportunity

The Ohio State University needs the help of individuals with intellectual disabilities (ages 14-24) to develop an interview about mental health.

Participants will take part in a 2-3 hour interview online through a secure video chat platform. They will be asked to respond to a set of questions about their moods, feelings, emotions, and behaviors over time. Caregivers and parents will be asked to answer questions about their child as well.

Those who participate will help with the development of the first diagnostic assessment of mental health disorders among youth with ID in addition to receiving a gift card.

To find out if you are eligible to participate or for more information with no obligation, please contact Cori O’Boyle at 614-366-1715 or via email at cori.o’boyle@osumc.edu.