CORE SERVICES

ADVOCACY

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  • Assist individuals with becoming better self-advocates.
  • Advocate on behalf of individual consumer rights.
  • Collaborate with local and county government to assure ADA Accessibility for all facilities. 
  • Board member on Richland County Transit Board of Directors and transportation.
  • Board member on Richland County Coalition on Housing and Homeless Prevention.
  • Member of Board of Realtors-- dual counties.

INFORMATION AND REFERRAL

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  • Individual information and referral support.
  • United Way and County agencies; direct services and Advocacy discussion groups.
  • Member of EFSP Funding Program Committee (FEMA).
  • Members of Richland Area Chamber (Information and Training Seminars).
  • Richland County Emergency and Disaster Awareness member.
  • Board member Habitat.

INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILLS

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  • TIPS Program (Training Individuals for Personal Success) specific to United Way.
  • I.C.E. Cubicle-- Integrating Consumer Educational training on site. 
  • Richland Newhope Summer Self-Advocacy Training Classes.
  • Various Youth Peer events and Summer Time Kids, Try It Tuesdays.
  • Autism Support Group and Project Lifesaver.
  • School Individual Education Plan (IEP) Support.
  • Classroom teaching of independent living skills to junior and high school students.


PEER SUPPORT

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  • SODA (Speaking Out for Disability Awareness) Hosting group, still organizing.
  • Collaborating with organizational Case Workers for services and support. 
  • Developing Collaboration with OOD and ADRN with Area Agency on Aging. 

TRANSITION SERVICES

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  • State Support Team 7-- Transition Network Planning.
  • PRE- Employment Transition Services working with Opportunity for Ohioans with Disabilities. 
  • Home Choice Transition.
  • TIPS Program.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

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  • Collaboration with Community Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (CCD)  for Home Safe Devices.
  • United Way Allocation Program for Assistive Technology and Durable Medical equipment.