Pipeline is an electronic publication of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). It reports state and local issues and program initiatives of special interest to Ohio's DODD community. Regular issues of Pipeline are distributed twice monthly to update readership on timely, relevant issues. Pipeline Extra is issued infrequently to cover a single-subject ‘hot topic’.
Pipeline Volume 8, Issue 4 March 5, 2014 We Saw Ability at Work on DD Awareness & Advocacy Day, March 4, Medina County Rolls Out the Red Carpet for the State of the State Address, Awareness & Advocacy Celebrated Around the State, Service & Support Administration Training Rules!, Ohio-Based Diversity and Inclusion Employment Initiative, Updated Waiver Handbooks Describe Services, Reminder: Forum on New CMS Rule March 11, Pipeline PostScripts: Many New Updates for Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 8, Issue 4 February 19, 2014 DODD Strategic Planning Leadership Group to Host Forum on New CMS Rule, Office of Health Transformation Update, Strategic Planning Leadership Group Gathers Momentum, Telepsychiatry Project Continues to Reach Out, Employment First: Project Transformation, Ramping Up for DD Awareness & Advocacy Day, March 4th, Pipeline PostScripts: Many New Updates for Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 8, Issue 3 February 5, 2014 Service & Support Administration Rule Moves Forward, Office of Health Transformation Update, Governor’s Residence Welcomes Summit County Artists, New and Updated Technology Supports Information Access, Ramping Up for DD Awareness & Advocacy Day, March 4th, Pipeline PostScripts: More News and Updates for Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 8, Issue 2, January 22, 2014 DODD – Revisiting Our Roots at the Start of 2014 –Mission, Vision, Values, Administration Turns Spotlight on Human Trafficking, Office of Health Transformation Update – More Rebalancing, Family Advisory Council – Focuses on Providers, Fairfield County’s DiscoverU Opens Doors, Pipeline Postscripts: Including Many New Updates for Your 2014 Calendar
Pipeline Volume 8, Issue 1, January 8, 2014 Kasich Administration Works to Stem Human Trafficking, Updates from the Office of Health Transformation, Additional Funding to Support Direct Care Staff, Ohio Medicaid Strengthens Case Management EffortsUpdate on Developmental Disabilities , Awareness & Advocacy Day, March 4, Winter Weather Safety – Technology Tips, EPA’s Clean Diesel School Bus Fund Offers Grants
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 26 'Year in Review' Strategic Planning Group Addresses Key Issues, The Arc of Ohio Training Explores Change and New Directions, Special Feature: 2013 – The Year in Review, Month to Month … & Bonus ‘Holiday Spirit’
Pipeline Volume 7, Issue 25, December 4, 2013 Community Resource Coordinators Strengthen Efforts, Provider Fairs - A Growing Venue for Expanding Choices, HOME Choice Program Empowers Community Living, Public Hearing on Rules, Including Employment First, 30th Annual OACB Conference Spotlights Collaboration, Tips for Safe and Healthy Holidays, Pipeline PostScripts: Events & Opportunities for Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 24 November 20 2013 Thanksgiving Issue Family Advisory Council Honors Family Caregivers, Ohio Medicaid to Begin Online Family Enrollment Ahead of Schedule, Special Feature: Giving Thanks – Shared Stories from Around the State, Pipeline PostScripts: Events & Opportunities for Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 23 November 6 2013 Employment First Partnership Takes Next Steps, National Family Caregivers Month Honors Many, New Strategic Leadership Team to Help Set Direction, OPRA Conference Spotlights System Growth, Change, Raising the Bar: Lawyers Develop ‘O.P.E.N. Court’, Health & Welfare: Anticipating Winter Weather, Flu Season, Pipeline Posts; Pipeline PostScripts
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 22 October 23 2013 Disability Employment Awareness, Raising Expectations, Administration Priorities Move Forward in October, Inter-Organizational Collaboration Provides Positive Exposure, Positive Culture, Group Formed to Act as Resource for Privatization Efforts, Updated Information on County Board of DD Issues on November Ballots, New! Pipeline Posts … Survey to Assess Advocacy Efforts, and More, Pipeline PostScripts… Calendar Updates
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 21 October 9 2013 Disability Jobs Summit Spotlights Disability Employment Awareness, Synergy Conference Blends Talents of … Everyone, Provider Spotlight: Recognizing Excellence in a Statewide Service System, ‘Steady U’ Initiative Aims to Reduce Incidence of Falling, New National Resource Center on Justice, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, County Board of DD Issues on November Ballots,New! Pipeline Posts … Employment Efforts Around the State; Pipeline Quarterly Summer 2013 Pipeline PostScripts… Calendar Updates
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 20 September 25 2013 News from the Office of Health Transformation County Boards Needed to Participate in Insurance Enrollment Project, The Arc of Ohio Training Spotlights ‘Things You Need to Know’, National Preparedness Month 2013 Wraps Up, Positive Exposure: Celebrating the Spirit of Difference, New! Pipeline Posts … PCBDD Reports Progress; Pipeline Quarterly Preview, Pipeline PostScripts … Calendar Updates
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 19 September 11 2013 National Core Indicators Project to Gather New Data, Direct Support Professionals Help Create Life Stories, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness and Prevention, National News: New Rules to Strengthen Opportunities for Employment, Notes on National Preparedness Month 2013, Commemoration of 9-11-2001, Pipeline Quarterly Preview, Pipeline PostScripts: Several updates for your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 18 August 28 2013 Help Me Grow Early Intervention Project Moves Forward, Spotlight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness and Prevention, Family Advisory Council Statewide Participation Fosters System Improvement, Pipeline Quarterly Preview: ICF Conversion Efforts = Homes in Pike County, Major Unusual Incident (MUI) Rule Revision Focus is on Reducing Risk of Harm, Improved Signage Movement Gains Momentum Across the State, Reminder: Waiting List Survey Underway, Pipeline PostScripts: Several updates for your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 17 August 14 2013
Autism Diagnostic Education Project (ADEP) Expands Further, More About ‘Strong Families, Safe Communities’, Ohio Self-Advocate John Hannah Attends National Arc Convention, Sets Pace for Other States, New Employment First Rule to Implement and Clarify Policy, Health & Safety: New Study Indicates Food-Related Choking is Increasing in Children, National News: U.S. Social Security Administration Updates Terminology, Pipeline PostScripts: Nearly a dozen updates for your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 16 July 31 2013
DODD and RSC Partner to Improve Employment Options, Ohio Medicaid Moves Ahead with Managed Care Efforts, ‘Strong Families, Safe Communities,’ Grant Awards, Focus on Early Intervention Gains New Leadership, Study to Evaluate Needs of People Waiting for Services, International Guests Learn More About Disability Rights, Health & Welfare: Be Prepared -- Extreme Weather Tips, Capitol City Opens Door to Accessible Taxi Service, Pipeline PostScripts: Nearly a dozen updates for your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 15 July 17 2013 Conversation Continues on Health Care Coverage Issues, ‘A Good Life’ Celebration in Northwest Ohio, Self Advocates Speak Up, Ask Questions, Employment First Rolls Out Local Leaders Initiative, Health & Safety: Improved Online Reporting System, Pipeline PostScripts: Nearly a dozen updates for your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 14 July 3 2013 Governor Kasich Signs Ohio Jobs 2.0 Budget Bill, Ohio to Grant $3 Million to At-Risk Youth Services, DODD’s New Data Warehouse, Access and Training Now Available, SELF Waiver Marks One-Year Milestone, Training to Build Understanding, Resilience, and Hope, Spotlight on Cuyahoga County: A Center for Employment, Education and Training, Pipeline PostScripts: News and information to update your calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 13 June 19 2013
Administration Update: Medicaid Reforms, Budget, Health Care Summit Yields Ideas, APSI Celebrates 30 Years!, Family Advisory Council – A Full Agenda, A Full House, Training and Tracking to Improve Service Delivery, Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Seeks Members, Pipeline PostScripts: News and Information to Update Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 12 June 5 2013
Conversation Continues on Medicaid Expansion, Budget Bill, Ohio’s Inaugural Employment First Conference, June 4-5, “Changing Expectations”, Perry County Projects Focused on Job Creation, Toni Wallace Appointed DODD Deputy Director for Human Resources, Disability Housing Network Study Cites Issues, OACB Conference, A Venue for Viewpoints, 2013 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (October) Theme Announced, Pipeline PostScripts: News and Information to Update your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 11 May 22 2013
Funds Awarded to Improve Workers’ Background Checks, Jobs Budget 2.0 – Still Moving Through the System, Coming Soon! June 4-5 – Employment First Conference, Changing Expectations, EEOC Issues Guidance Regarding Workers with Developmental Disabilities, OACB Names New Executive Director, Bridget Gargan, Summer Weather Health & Safety Information, May is National Foster Care Month, Pipeline PostScripts: Update your 2013 calendar
Pipeline Volume7 issue 9 May 8 2013
Ohio Jobs Budget –Progress Continues, Employment Update: Small Employers Take Big Steps, ‘One Accord – Focus on Friendships” … Changing the Culture, People First of Ohio Spreads Word on Employment First, Rules Rule! Mobile App Launched, May is National Foster Care Month, Alcohol and Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week – May 12-18, Pipeline PostScripts: Update your 2013 calendar
May 8, 2013 Results of May 7, 2013 - County Board of DD Levy Issues
Pipeline Volime 7 issue 9 April 24 2013
Ohio Jobs Budget – Overview of Recent Progress, Autism Awareness Month Seeks Greater Understanding, OPRA Conference Spotlights Challenges, Change, Ohio Partners in Justice Training Fosters Collaboration, New Mobile Application and Online Complaint Form, May 7 Ballot Issues, County Boards of DD, Pipeline PostScripts: Many New Opportunities Scheduled for 2013
Pipeline Volume 7 issue 8 April 10 2013
Ohio Jobs Budget … House Prepares Substitute Bill, Autism Awareness Month Explores Emerging Information, Division of Residential Resources: ‘Request for Interest’ Yields 25 Applications, Employment First Conference, June 4-5, ‘Changing Expectations’, Employment First Community Leadership Teams Needed, OSDA Central Ohio Chapter Hosts First Legislative Event, Spotlights Issues, Participation Grows at Ohio SIBS Annual Retreat, Office of Provider Standards and Review Publishes Annual Report, May 7 Ballot Issues: County Board of DD Levies, Statewide, Pipeline PostScripts: Many New Opportunities Scheduled for 2013
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 7 March 27 2013
Ohio Jobs Budget … Discussions Continue, Employment First Seeks Local Leaders’ Input, DD Awareness Month – Glimpses of Awareness and Advocacy Efforts Around the State, “I Have A Voice” – Information and Training for Individuals and Families, DODD Family Advisory Council to Change Meeting Format, Pipeline PostScripts: Update Your Spring Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 6 March 13 2013
We ‘Looked Beyond’ on Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Day, New Guardianship Information: Decision-Making in the DD System, Administration Update – Testimony, Budget Impact on DD Services, Awareness and Advocacy Around the State – DD Awareness Month Celebrations, The Movers & Shakers – Family Advisory Council, A Forum for New Information, DODD Health & Safety Alerts … Easier to Read, More Information, Pipeline PostScripts: New Items & Events to Update Your Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 5 February 27 2013
Administration Update: Governor John Kasich’s State of the State Address, Budget Hearings: DODD Presents Budget Proposal, Sondra Williams Receives Governor’s Courage Award, Grant to Advance Health Care Payment Innovation, Employment First Initiative Moves Forward with Helling in Leadership Role, DODD and Ohio Department of Health Announce Collaboration on Early Intervention, Part C, Developmental Center Staff Broaden Expertise, DODD to Launch Application for Smart Phones, Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Event is Next Tuesday! Pipeline PostScripts: Many New Items & Events to Update Your Calendar.
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 4 February 13 2013
Administration Update: Budget Information, State of the State, and More, Employment First Initiative Continues Momentum, Pipeline Profile: Division of Information Technology Garners Honors, Community Highlights: Programs Offer Successful Employment & Training Opportunities, RSC to be Renamed, ‘Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency’, Excitement Building for Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Event, March 5, Pipeline PostScripts: News & Events to Update Your Calendar
February 4, 2013, Governor Kasich Announces Budget, DODD Budget Priorities Support Community Residential Rebalancing and Employment First Rebalancing
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 3 January 30 2013
Administration Update: State of the State, ADEP Expansion, and More, Technology Offers Access to Independence, MVDC Marks Milestone in Downsizing Process, Health & Safety: Prescription Assistance Program for All Ohio Residents, Plans Move Forward for Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Event, March 5, Pipeline PostScripts: Update your 2013 Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 2 January 16 2013
Administration Update: Autism Services Update, More State and National News, Part II in a Series: Expanding Ohio‟s Tele-psychiatry Project, Statewide, Health & Safety: Updates, Alerts, and Timely Precautions, Developmental Centers as Community Resources: Cambridge DC – Alonzo‟s Story, Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Event Theme is “Look Beyond”, Pipeline PostScripts: Update your 2013 Calendar
Pipeline Volume 7 Issue 1 January 2 2013
Administration Update: Office of Health Transformation Looks Ahead, When Help is Most Needed, Providers are on the Job, Health & Safety: Winter Weather Safety – Technology Tips, and Reminders, Access Together‘ Celebrates a Year of Greater Accessibility, Developmental Disabilities Awareness & Advocacy Event, March 5th, Pipeline PostScripts: Update your 2013 Calendar