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SSAs donate to Special Olympics
Members of the Service and Support Administration Department at the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently held a fundraiser to gather funds for donation to the Scioto County Special Olympics. The department raised nearly $500 through the sale of raffle tickets for a bouquet of gift cards. Front from left are Jon Harris, Tom Sherman, Theresa Rowland, row 2, SSA Director Donna Royse, Jessica Hoffer, Ceci Purtee, row 3, Lana Hill, Kellie Reedy, Christy Rolfe, row 4, Kayla Stone, Becky Mault, Whitney Horsley, last row, Rachel Lenegar and Carlisa Baker.    
SCBDD participates in Project PLAY training
Three Early Intervention Specialists from the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Michele Wampler, Ali Keaton and Shelley Clifford, attended Advanced PLAY Project training, June 15-16.  The PLAY Project is an evidenced-based autism early intervention program with a set of principles, methods, and techniques used to improve autism symptoms. Shown are Wampler, Keaton and Clifford with OACB Director John Martin, PLAY Project Medical Director Dr. Richard Solomon and Ohio's PLAY Project Supervisors and Home Consultants.  
Elks Donate to Vern Riffe School

Jim Cookson, left, Portsmouth Elks Lodge Exalted Ruler, presents a check for $3,100 to Mark Cornwell, principal of Vern Riffe School.

 

The Portsmouth Elks Lodge 154 has donated $3,100 to the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ Vern Riffe School. The money will be used to purchase needed equipment to aid in the learning process of students at the school.

 

The Elks annually distributes charitable contributions on a national scale making them the most charitable organization in the United States today. In the state of Ohio the Elks major charitable project is in supporting individuals with cerebral palsy.

  “We are very grateful to the yearly contributions made by the Elks,” said Cornwell. “Because of their donations we have been able to purchase many needed pieces of equipment to help our students in the learning process. Last year’s donation helped us purchase a SMART Table that has proven to be a great tool in our educational efforts.” 

SOCF donates to Vern Riffe students
Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF) staff spent hours creating and making flash cards to donate to local schools. SOCF donated over 160 packs of flash cards.  Vern Riffe Students received several packs as part of this program.  From, left to right, Jonathon Kearns, SOCF activity therapist; Brian Carter, SOCF activity therapy supervisor; Justin Sanford, VRS student; Julie Monroe, Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities superintendent; Michael Kirkendall, VRS Student, Dana Jones, VRS teacher; Eric Bailey, SOCF activity therapist and Jansen Riley, VRS student. The flash cards consisted of alphabetical prints as well as numerical prints that could be used in many different ways for educational purposes.  
Special Olympics Banquet
Take a look at all of the events that took place during our Special Olympics year! And thank you to all of the volunteers, parents, providers and support to make this year a success. Click Here 
Educational Opportunities Announced
All training sessions are held at the Carousel Center, located at 1112 Gallia Street in Portsmouth
Sessions are: Noon to 1:30 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m.,
Each session may be extended additional 30 minutes for discussion if needed.

Prior registration is required. Please call 740-354-3995 to register. Click on READ MORE to access the training sessions available.
 
Strategic Plan Update Available
Work continues here at SCBDD on the goals we set through our strategic planning process. We have both long-term goals and annual goals identified to improve the services we offer and how we deliver them. 
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Ice "dunking" challenge
Hats off to Donna Royse for taking the plunge in the ALS challenge. Staff and Individuals cast their votes to see who would take the icy challenge, raising over $400! And special thanks to Party Pro in Wheelersburg for donating the dunking machine! Want to see for yourself? Click here:  SCBDD Ice Dunking Challenge 
SCBDD named #2 Employer
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) was named number two in the Best Employer Category of the Portsmouth Daily Times Reader’s Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the staff and individuals for making SCBDD a great place to work.  
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