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Farmers Market at Toledo-Lucas County Health Dept. July 12

The Farmers Market at the Toledo-Lucas County Health Dept. is scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 635 N. Erie St., Toledo. Accepting SNAP, WIC Farmers’ Market coupons, Senior Nutrition coupons, Produce Perks and cash. Double up on SNAP/EBT with the Produce Perks program (up to $25 every Market Day). For more information, contact Melissa Lanier at 419.213.4699 or lanierme@co.lucas.oh.us.

Free All About Money dinner to learn budget management on July 13

Join us at the Lucas County Board of DD for a free financial class that includes dinner and the tools to help you manage your budget. Topics to include: income and expenses, banking, saving money, setting up a budget and more! Sign up by July 8 to participate, indicating if you plan to bring a family member or provider. Sign up by contacting Sherrie Hathaway at shathaway@lucasdd.org or calling 410.380.4021.

Disability Vote Summit: Breaking Down Barriers to the Ballot June 29–30

Join disability and voting advocates across the country for a 2-day virtual summit focused on getting out the disability vote in 2022. Summit speakers will come from the disability, voting and civil rights communities across the country. This summit will include sessions on:

  • Why We Vote: Centering the Issues
  • Making Elections More Accessible
  • Partnering for Success
  • Protecting Voting Rights and Access 
  • Making Voting Outreach More Accessible
  • Motivating Disabled Voters in 2022

The Summit is June 29–30 and is co-hosted by the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), the REV UP Voting Campaign at the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). Register here.

Back-to-School events on July 12 and September 17

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Dept. is hosting a Back-to-School event on July 12, 11am-6pm, and September 12, 10am-2pm, at 635 N. Erie, Toledo. Both events will offer birth certificates for $25, Shots 4 Tots n Teens and more, including a backpack giveaway for those who receive a vaccine or purchase a birth certificate.

Free financial Q&A dinner for young adults on July 27

Young adults who are working or entering the workforce soon are invited to join us at the Lucas County Board of DD for a free dinner on Wednesday, July 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to discuss important financial topics such as tracking and reporting income and SSI guidelines. Those interested in attending this event can sign up by contacting Sherrie Hathaway at shathaway@lucasdd.org or calling 410.380.4021.

The next LCBDD Board meeting is June 27

The next LCBDD Board meeting is Monday, June 27. The Zoom link is now available here and the meeting is virtual only.

Grant Workshop Wednesday$ with Small Steps in Speech on June 29

This month’s edition of Grant Workshop Wednesday$ will be at noon on June 29 and features Amanda Charney, Founder and Director for Small Steps in Speech. The mission of Small Steps in Speech is to help children ages 3–22 with speech and/or language disorders take the steps needed to be better communicators. On the last Wednesday of every month, the Board's Tammy Eisenreich profiles a different organization that helps families find funding for specialized schooling, alternative therapies, summer camp, respite, sensory items, home modifications and other items not covered by medical insurance. The live event can be accessed via Zoom.

DODD seeking input from fathers of a child with developmental disabilities

DODD, with partners throughout Ohio, is working toward a vision of collaboration among state agencies, communities, and networks of support, where fathers of people with developmental disabilities are valued, engaged, and empowered. Ohio fathers with a child of any age with developmental disabilities are encouraged to participate in a brief survey and join one of two virtual Father's Forums.

Survey: Simple, 18-question survey that shouldn’t take more than 5-10 minutes. Participating fathers will have an opportunity to win one of two $50 gift cards. The survey, which will be open until July 10, 2022, can be found here.

Father’s Forum: An opportunity for fathers to chat via Zoom with other Ohio fathers to share their experiences and what supports and resources they want and need. Afternoon and evening sessions are available:

  • Evening Session: Tuesday, June 28, 2022, from 6 – 7:00 PM (Register here)
  • Afternoon Session: Thursday, June 30, 2022, from noon - 1 PM (Register here)

DODD to provide free provider training

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities’ Office of System Support and Standards is offering free online provider training on the last Thursday of the month from 10 to 11 a.m.

All training will be recorded and available to view any time after the event via the same registration link. For more information and to register, click the title below.

Please address any questions to OSSAS@dodd.ohio.gov.

Lucas County Special Olympics Golf Scramble to be held August 28

The 3rd Annual Lucas County Special Olympics 18-Hole Golf Scramble is happening on Sunday, August 28, at the South Toledo Golf Club at 3915 Heatherdowns Rd. Registration fee is $320 per team and $80 per person. Lucas County Special Olympic athletes benefit from 100% of the proceeds raised, which will help cover the cost of sending athletes to the annual State Special Olympics Summer Games in Columbus, Ohio. Registration forms and payment should be returned by August 19 to:

Lucas County Special Olympics
Attn: Kelley Watson
1154 Larc Lane
Toledo, OH 43614

Golf outing fundraiser for Gabbey Segura’s service dog on July 30

Gabbey Segura, an individual served by the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, is putting on a golf outing fundraiser to help bring a new service dog home. The event is scheduled for July 30 at South Toledo Golf Club. Wilbur, as the dog is named, will allow Gabbey to live a more independent life as she starts her journey as a freshman at Ohio State University in the fall. The family is looking for golfers, hole sponsors and anyone who can donate items for gift baskets as part of a silent auction. Click here for more information on Gabbey’s story and the golf outing.

Avenues for Autism 9&Wine + The Party IS to be held August 5

Join Avenues for Autism on August 5 at Brandywine Country Club for the 9&Wine + The Party IS event. The event will allow golfers to enjoy 9 challenging and unique holes with prize opportunities and wine tastings on selected greens. Afterwards, players and other guests will get to attend The Party IS and enjoy delicious food and drinks, as well as opportunities to win prizes, enjoy a photo booth and dance.

The shotgun start for the scramble is scheduled for 4pm, with the party starting at 7pm. Cost is $500 for a foursome or $125 for an individual, and The Party IS tickets are $75 each. Click here for more information on the outing and party. Scholarships are available; for more information, email Stacy at sharper@avenuesforautism.org.

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