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DD Awareness 2020: From Celebrating Everyone to Protecting Everyone

Best Laid Plans March was supposed to be different. It was supposed to be a celebration of people with developmental disabilities living, learning, working and playing in their communities just like their friends and neighbors. It started out well enough as self-advocates gathered at the Ohio Statehouse to share their stories and meet [...]

By |March 31st, 2020|Community Inclusion, News & Events|

Ian’s Mom

A Real Life Story of Change   One of our County Board staff's favorite sessions from OCALICON 2019 was the opportunity to hear Ian Graschinsky's mother, Sheila, tell the history behind the creation of "Ian: A Moving Story." Sheila recounted how she noticed the reaction of students in the schoolyard adjacent to where [...]

By |November 27th, 2019|Community Inclusion, Individual Support Services, News & Events|

Auglaize Employer Boasts Inclusive Workforce

Heritage Center Considers All Abilities When Hiring It is clear from watching Dawn Guillozet talk about her newest hires that she is happy for her employees and proud of the workplace environment she is creating. “Overall, it’s been a very good experience, and everyone is capable of doing the job,” said Dawn who, in her [...]

By |November 7th, 2019|Employment, Individual Support Services, News & Events|

Katie and Cody: A Gal and Her Goat

Childhood Passion Continues into Adulthood If you spent time at the Auglaize County Fair recently, especially near the goat barn, there's a good chance you've came across Katie Fledderjohann of New Knoxville throughout the years. As a young girl, Katie showed many of the goats raised by her family as her annual 4-H project. As [...]

By |August 22nd, 2018|Individual Support Services, News & Events|