At-A-Glance Agency Map/Registration


These highlighted provider agencies have been selected for their demonstrated excellence in one of five target areas in the systems change process. Review the agency profiles, then RSVP online to reserve your site visit at one or more locations. RSVP is required.

Transformation-At-A-Glance visits are scheduled March 5 - April 13, 2018.

Note: Some provider agencies can accommodate a limited number of visitors. Reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Assessment Planning Implementation Evaluation Service Innovation Multi

Online

Service Innovation

Collective Visions

Online

April 06 | 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Collective Visions supports people with disabilities so they can grow both personally and professionally in the community. We provide community-based services to individuals through project-related activities, recreational activities and volunteerism. We assist people with developing natural supports and building strong healthy relationships. Our staff promote independence, encourage ongoing community engagement, and empower individuals to achieve their goals. The Collective Visions community program provides 100% community-based services for 20 individuals during the week, including volunteerism and recreational activities. We help individuals achieve community inclusion, personal development and self-advocacy. Individuals are able to explore interests through integrated participation. The day program delivers innovative life enriching opportunities to individuals and provides quality support for their families. During the Collective Vision's webinar, Program Director Niel Hartman will discuss how his organization manages the logistics, and the overall "ins and outs" of a vital, community-based program that operates without a facility-based connection.

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Multi

ABS

Online

April 09 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ABS serves anywhere from 10-25 consumers in different facets. We are primarily an Adult Day Program, but we also offer behavior consultation and direct service through Medicaid CPST. We are facility based, but we try to find and add in as many community visits and interactions as we safely can complete due to individual behaviors and needs. We support individuals who have significant communication and other disabilities to be a part of the community. They use integrative technology in advanced ways to increase participation from individuals they support who are non-verbal. This webinar will hone in on the obstacles and successes of using integrative technology toward community integration.

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Northwest

Service Innovation

Triangular Processing

550 W. Linfoot St.
Wauseon, OH 43567

March 14 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Triangular Processing is an organization focused on premium community inclusion supports for the people they serve. They have established relationships to further their mission as well as persued various funding sources to support their work. They constantly evaulating their programs as well as looking for opportunities to grow and develop in the area of community integration. Their presentation will focus on implementation of those services, how they manage to produce results, the relationships they have established in their community, and the alternative funding sources they have accessed to support their work.

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Implementation

Work Leads to Independence

991 S. Main St.
Bowling Green, OH 43402

March 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As a recently privatized adult day provider, Work Leads to Independence has continued to embrace ideas that support full participation in the community. They have a variety of employment services so that people can make informed choices about joining the workforce. They offer services in the areas of community employment, transitional work, community access, and through their work & skills center. WLI is made up of several different components, working as one comprehensive coordinated system delivering services to people with disabilities throughout Northwest Ohio. They have been in business since the early 1970's and just recently became a fully independent provider of services. WLI has always prided themselves on providing quality services with meaningful results to each and every individual they serve.

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Multi

Employment Connections

2121 S. Reynolds Rd. – Suite C & D
Toledo, OH 43614

March 29 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As an employment services provider, Employment Connections offers a wide array of services to help people in their communities. Their presentation will focus on how person-centered planning and assessment have contributed to increased community employment retention rates. Employment Connections staff will also discuss how they have strategically worked to establish relationships with community partners. They will also discuss some of the new and innovative programming options they are offering within their organization.

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Assessment

MARCA Industries

2465 Harding Hwy E.
Marion, OH 43302

April 4 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

MARCA Industries vision states that all people with developmental disabilities should be provided opportunities to share equally in every aspect of community life and citizenship without discrimination. Marca supports this vision by offering a community integration program entitled “You and MII”. This program identifies what’s important to and important for the individual receiving services. The program is based entirely in the community and offers the opportunity for individuals to make community connections and feel as if they are a part of their community.

Marca Industries offers comprehensive scope of services. The program is designed to help participants meet their goals and receive services in the most integrated setting possible. Staff from Marca will discuss the relationships they have developed in the community through this program as well as share sucess stories. They will showcase the tools they use to assess and individuals needs, interests, and skills as well as discuss how self-advocacy plays a key role with the individuals they support.

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Implementation

CLI

16 West Main St.
Norwalk, OH 44857

April 11 | 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

CLI is a private non-profit agency that serves individuals with disabilities in the Huron County area. CLI beleives that it is not enough to simply place workers in the community without creating more jobs. We believe that the best way for CLI to contribute is to create jobs and to continue our progress toward being an integrated employer that is well connected to area communities. CLI has purchased and renovated several properties in the downtown area of Norwalk. These locations are being used to connect the people they serve to the community as well as provide a resource for the residents of Norwalk and Huron County. CLI renovated a downtown storefront, 16 West Main, and turned the first floor space into a community art space that we can use for art and ceramics projects—as well as provide space for after-school art programs, parties and other things that add value to the Norwalk community. CLI has gathered input from the community on creating meaningul services for individuals with significant disabilities. They are implementing this feedback into their work at their 38 Seminary St. location. CLI staff will provide information on how they have implemented services in creative ways to better connect individuals to their community. They would love to have self-advocates attend this session to provide feedback on their progress towards community integration all people with disabilities.

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Northeast

Implementation

LEAP

2545 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

March 7 | 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

LEAP uses a Creative Approaches to Assessment model to help teach and guide their own staff on what it means to be a community-based agency. We blend this philosophy with a person-centered approach and business mindset to help improve outcomes for those we serve. We try to be nimble, creative and innovative in our approach. LEAP staff will describe their business services model and social capital approach as a means to have tangible, beneficial outcomes, including meaningful community connections and employment opportunities that match each person’s skills and interests.

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Implementation

ViaQuest

4691 Windfall Rd.
Medina, OH 44256

March 7 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

We would mainly focus on how we have transitioned to a more Community Integrated Program through a Person Centered Process as this included changes to our intake process and the development of a Participant Interest Form as well as refining our Participant Council in which the participants have input in what their program day looks like. This drives the monthly calendar and we are more intentional in engaging the community more often to enhance the learning experiences and opportunities for our participants.

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Planning

Pegasus Farm

7490 Edison St. NE
Hartville, OH 44632

March 20 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pegasus Farm was established as a non-profit agency in 1986 to serve individuals with disabilities, starting with therapeutic equestrian services. Pegasus will share how the Farm’s board of trustees strives through continuous strategic planning to find effective ways to provide inclusive, community-based opportunities for those they serve. The Farm is an open community that welcomes hundreds of volunteers, students and families, and visitors each year. They hold community educational programs and run a Country Store and Wellness Garden that is open to the public and features bulk foods, convenience food items, gifts, and fresh produce. Individuals participating in the Wings Vocational Habilitation program work alongside other Pegasus Farm staff as employees of the Farm, enjoying benefits, building friendships, and developing natural supports.

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Planning

SHC Medina, Medina Link

620 E. Smith Rd. – Unit F
Medina, OH 44256

March 23 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

As an ICF and waiver provider, SHC Medina has had a focus on transforming their services to be more inclusive of the community for people with complex needs. Their presentation will focus on assessment of resources and strategic planning that facilitated their organizational change.

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Implementation

SHC Medina, Ashland Link

905 E. Main St.
Ashland, OH 44805

April 3 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The SHC Ashland Link staff and participants will discuss the implementation of a participant driven program. Topics covered will be the individual participants role in implementing daily activities, how to build community relationships, how community relationships lead to greater opportunities and the use of social media to communicate. Individual participants will share their experiences and the role they play in driving the program.

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Implementation

Koinonia Enterprises

1200 Resource Dr.
Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131

April 3 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Utilizing Innovative Day Programming Strategies to pave the way to Community Employment

Take a quick glance at some unique strategies and activities that your organization can implement in day programming to help set the stage for an individual to be comfortable with and engage in community employment. Come experience a mock job fair, participate in practice interview sessions, or see some vocational path to employment assessments. Also onsite, you can visit with local volunteer businesses or stop in one of our creative vocational labs. There will also be a brief presentation to go over our day programming service model which includes setting up volunteer sites, some historical program stats, and finally how we work closely with ICF and more complex individuals on their path to employment. By implementing some of these forward-thinking vocational concepts and modules at your organization, you can promote a smoother transition and a more prepared individual on their path out of day programming and into competitive community employment.

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Implementation

HELP Foundation, Inc.

26900 Euclid Ave.
Euclid, OH 44123

April 4 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Help Foundation began offering Discovery as part of its vocational services in 2016. Each year the service has grown and outcomes improved. Discovery uses a team and experiential approach to get to know the person in depth. The individual participates in various stages of a process which includes team meetings, an initial home visit, interviews, social and vocational observations, and a benefits analysis. All of the information gathered helps to create the positive personal profile. It describes what is learned during Discovery and guides the team to explore the best possible community employment options as well as recommended training and/or support needs. Discovery is a key step towards assisting people from facility-based programs to community employment.

Our presentation will focus on the actual implementation steps using real-life examples from our experience in delivering these services. We will share the forms used in the process and discuss creative approaches we have used to find vocational experiences. Most importantly we will highlight some of the outcomes, capturing the voice of the people we have served, and explain how we achieved them using out-of-the-box individualized approaches and teamwork.

The first hour will focus on the Discovery process implementation and we have allotted time for questions and discussion.

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Implementation

Oakleaf/UCP

10011 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

April 10 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Presentation on our new day services, person centered assessments. We will also discuss community integration in regards to community partners relationship development, collaboration between our programs, success stories, challenges, and data tracking. Our job training program has undergone some changes that will be discussed such as the elimination of piece rate pay, new person centered assessments and positive personal profiles, new vocational classes, and challenges. And then we will end with a client panel who will tell you their stories first hand.

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Service Innovation

Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County

10011 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44106

April 10 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Employment Collaborative of Cuyahoga County (ECCC) during their regularly scheduled meeting to learn more about this innovative group. The ECCC includes 35 various providers, non-profits, community, and government agencies that all support individuals with disabilities to obtain employment. It is their belief that by aggregating all these agencies and the job seekers they support they can be a greater service to the business community by offering better job matches for them and the people served. The ECCC focuses on providing employers with direct access to qualified candidates, hosting hiring events and educational trainings, and promoting awareness of the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities to the business community. In 2017, the ECCC hosted hiring events and assisted 85 individuals with disabilities obtain employment through the sharing of job leads from one participating partner who had a job connection with another partner that had a qualified applicant. Come learn more about how the ECCC plans for hiring events, raises money, partners with businesses, grows members, and collaborates together in order to increase employment outcomes for individuals served throughout Cuyahoga County.

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Multi

Employment Development, Inc.

8330 County Home Rd.
Lisbon, OH 44432

April 12 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Employment Development Inc. (EDI) is a provider in Columbiana County that has privatized two of the county board’s workshops in the past two years. They are focused on the future, and the positive changes they can bring about by empowering their individuals to connect with their communities in a way that is meaningful to them. They are in the early stages of assessment and planning. EDI has created a panel of managers, staff, and participant’s family members to help them do a self-assessment, and identify best practices as well as benchmarks for their new Community Integration & Employment department. To create this new department they are transitioning their production manager from a position where she focused mainly on in-house work, to a position where her focus will be about the opportunities she can equip their participants for in their own community. They will talk about the outcome of everything their panel discussed and the transition of that position to their new department.

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Southeast

Service Innovation

Art Outside the Lines

485 E. Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

March 6 | 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

As a provider in Franklin County and a community integrated adult day provider, Art Outside the Lines' philosophy is that everyone should be given the space and time to move (dance, yoga), express (music, film, theater), and create (visual art). They believe that magical things happen when the community comes together and creates together. Come learn how they have implemented a truly community integrated site through strategic planning efforts.

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Planning

The Fuse Network

141 W. Main St.
Newark, OH 43056

March 6 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As an organization that transitioned to the provider of record for adult services (privatized) in 2014, The Fuse Network has a unique perspective and vision of the strategic planning and innovative services required to successfully integrate the people they serve into the community. They continue to focus their efforts on empowering individuals to reach their full potential, as well as providing employment and recreational opportunities. Their presentation will focus on strategic planning and creative services that facilitated their organizational change.

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Service Innovation

Personnel Plus

1002 East State St. – Suite 4
Athens, OH 45701

April 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Through their partnerships with more than 50 area businesses, Personnel Plus continues to make community integrated employment a reality for the people they serve. Utilizing a Business Advisory Council and an Advocacy and Advisory council to assist in relationship development and role modeling, they continue to make the dream of community integration a reality. Please join the Personnel Plus Team to learn more about their planning process and what unique and innovative strategies they use to reach their goals.

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Southwest

Multi

Starfire

5030 Oaklawn Dr.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

March 8 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Starfire has foregrounded the idea of community-based supports in both planning and practice, and has used that focus to great results. The "open house" they are hosting is part of a regular series of community conversations they sponsor.

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Implementation

ViaQuest Centerville

7903 Schatz Pointe Dr.
Dayton, OH 45459

March 8 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ViaQuest Centerville will mainly focus on how we have transitioned to a more Community Integrated Program through a Person Centered Process. This included changes to our intake process and the development of a Participant Interest Form as well as refining our Participant Council in which the participants have input in what their program day looks like. This drives the monthly calendar and we are more intentional in engaging the community more often to enhance the learning experiences and opportunities for our participants.

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Service Innovation

Visionaries + Voices

3841 Spring Grove Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45223

March 9 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The mission of Visionaries + Voices is to provide artistic, cultural, and professional opportunities for artists with developmental disabilities. Their presentation will focus on the Visionarium, a new progressive educational space and retail shop they recently debuted that supports artists to collaborate, teach, and develop artistic careers. They currently support up to 120 artists with disabilities.

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Service Innovation

Stepping Stones

2300 Drex Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45212

March 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Since 1963, Stepping Stones has been helping people with disabilities find pathways to independence that will improve their lives and enable them to be more fully participating members of their communities. People with disabilities of all ages and their families come to Stepping Stones year round for fun, friends, learning new skills, enjoying the outdoors and sports, and respite in a caring community. They currently support 230 individuals in adult day and recreation and leisure activities. They are suburban-based, and equally deliver supports in facility- and community-based locations.

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Service Innovation

Easter Seals Tristate

Presbyterian Church of Hamilton
23 S. Front St.
Hamilton, OH 45011

March 14 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Easterseals Tristate has placed a significant focus on transforming from facility- to community-based supports around employment and other supports, They offer several programs that exemplify how strategic planning and implementation work side by side to create strong outcomes. They will be showcasing their "hub" operations in two Southwestern Ohio communities.

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Implementation

Eastside Day Academy

4424 Aicholtz Rd. – Suite E
Cincinnati, OH 45245

March 14 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

East Side Day Academy participants learn skills needed for life, including (but certainly not limited to) academic, vocational, interpersonal, communication, health and safety, and daily life skills. East Side Day Academy staff teach people how to use local resources and develop relationships in the communities where they live, work, and play. Located at the eastern edge of Cincinnati, East Side Day Academy serves people from Hamilton, Clermont, Butler, and Warren Counties, ​in their OWN communities. Their presentation will focus on service implementation, and how they have developed long-lasting relationships with local businesses and civic groups in order to foster meaningful community connections.

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Multi

Life Builders

7413 Maxtown Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081

March 14 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Life Builders services up to 65 participants in a community-based setting inside Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, OH. They provide services in a rural and suburban area (Marion, Westerville, and Sunbury). Life Builders provides supported employment both through waiver funding and Employment First. We focus on all areas of employment including: personal development, career planning, job-seeking skills, resume/application completion, interview skills, transportation training, job development, coaching, and retention. Life Builders also supports community inclusion. We provide integration by being involved in community activities such as: sporting events, library visits, metro park programs, and other recreation options as available.

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Service Innovation

Easter Seals Tristate

Clifton United Church
346 Clifton Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45220

March 21 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Easterseals Tristate has placed a significant focus on transforming from facility- to community-based supports around employment and other supports, They offer several programs that exemplify how strategic planning and implementation work side by side to create strong outcomes. They will be showcasing their "hub" operations in two Southwestern Ohio communities.

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Planning

Melodic Connections

6940 Plainfield Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45236

March 23 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Melodic Connections is a community music studio providing services to all ages and abilities. We prepare our students for the community and prepare the community for our students. Melodic Connections sees itself as a conduit for community development through music. We believe that by helping people recognize and build their unique skills they can step into valued community roles as contributors. As our work continues to evolve, we can see that a continuous cycle of short term plans with assessment and evaluation lead to the longest lasting relationships and change in the lives of people we connect. Number of people supported: 60 Supports provided: Adult Day, Career Planning, and Employment Supports. Demographic: Urban.

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Implementation

United Rehabilitation Services

4710 Old Troy Pike
Dayton, OH 45424

April 3 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

URS’s mission is “Enhancing the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs.” Their vision: “URS will be the Greater Dayton leader in providing specialized programs that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. Our services will promote independence, community inclusion, and support for their families.” URS currently supports 83 individuals in group-supported employment programs, 172 in Adult Services, and 300 jobseekers through their Employment Services Department. The URS vocational program provides exposure to real work tasks not simulated work. Staff assist with learning and hands-on training. The Employment Services Department at URS also provides job coaches from the community for training of adult services staff and helps with development of tasks and job expectations. URS’ clientele are both from rural, urban, and suburban areas of the Miami Valley with the largest portion of the population belonging to suburban areas in Dayton and surrounding communities. The services are provided both in a facility and in the community. Most of the vocational programming is facility based but with opportunities for interacting with employers during community connection activities. The Employment Services Department is community based and provides a transition from adult services vocational programming to integrated, competitive community employment.

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Adult Connections

Part 1: 581 North St.
Waynesville, OH 45068

Part 2: 115 S. Main St.
Franklin, OH 45005

April 4 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Adult Connections is a day program and employment services provider that has set up 2 programs in neighborhoods in Franklin and Waynesville, OH. They support individuals to make meaningful connections in their communities through volunteering and other activities, and also support them to discover vocational interests through day program and employment supports. They developed their programs at the request of families and individuals who were transitioning from school to adulthood, and continue to consult with stakeholders as they innovate and implement ongoing supports. Their presentation will be about planning and evaluation toward transformation. The presentation will start at their Waynesville site (581 North St.), and at 1:00 pm (after travel time and lunch) they will continue their presentation at their second site in Franklin (115 S. Main St.).

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Implementation

Buckner Employment Services and Training

7103 Hamilton-Mason Rd.
West Chester, OH 45069

April 4 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Buckner Employment Service sand Training has embedded customized employment strategies in their job development practice and other service implementation. Their presentation will focus on the career discovery process and how it can become an ongoing mode of practice that informs all aspects of service delivery.

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Service Innovation

IMPACT Innovation

505 Teachers College
2160 McMicken Circle
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45202

April 5 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

IMPACT Innovation offers adults significantly affected by autism a year-round program that includes lifelong learning, healthy living, and vocational exploration through an inclusive experience on the UC campus. IMPACT Innovation was created in response to state and federal government initiatives to increase integrated employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. With the dedicated support from Impact Autism, waiver funding, and private pay options, IMPACT Innovation is able to provide adults 22 years of age and older meaningful employment opportunities and quality life experiences in inclusive settings which ultimately leads to more independent and fulfilled lives. They currently support 19 individuals.

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Multi

Walk of Joy

1720 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202

2nd floor of Over-the-Rhine Senior Center. Parking available across the street in the Findlay Market parking lot.

April 5 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walk of Joy provides supportive living, day programming, and employment services for people in Hamilton County. We provide an environment where participants have the opportunity to pursue whatever interests them! They can explore owning and operating a small business, develop their artistic or musical skills, explore careers that interest them, learn about developing personal and/or professional relationships, and much more. We believe purpose is the power! This belief drives the process of identifying the key areas of desire, strengths, worth, personality, hopes, and dreams of an individual.

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Service Innovation

LADD, Inc

3603 Victory Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45221

April 6 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

LADD supports over 400 individuals in mostly urban areas of Cincinnati. These supports include: Supported Living Services - For those living in their own homes, some shared and some individual, including 2 HUD-funded apartment buildings. Supported Employment - Helping people identifying employment and providing follow-along services. Victory Parkway - Our main campus where currently there are licensed group homes and apartments. We are beginning the process of moving the licenses to smaller homes throughout the community and developing a housing network. SOAR - This program assists individuals in obtaining and maintaining subsidized housing vouchers through CHMA. Community Connections Program - Our all-community, non-facility day program. Individuals go out in the community in small groups to learn, explore, volunteer, and gain informal work experience. HLADD - Our shared living (formally “foster care”) program where a provider contractor lives with individuals with developmental disabilities in their homes. The Academy - Its mission is to enhance the skills and knowledge of those who support individuals with disabilities through quality training and educational opportunities. We provide services in all areas of Hamilton County and Cincinnati in mostly community-based situations.

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Service Innovation

St. Joseph Home

10722 Wyscarver Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45241

April 6 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

St. Joseph Home's presentation will focus on pathways to opportunities and the strong strides they've made in providing individual choices to people who are non-linguistic. They also will detail the assessment and planning aspects of how they have entered the crucial initial stages of service transformation for people living in an ICF.

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Multi

Creative Connections

5558 Cheviot Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45247

April 12 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Creative Connections is an Employment First provider, as well a provider of waiver supports. They work with SSAs very well in coming up with support solutions about employment as well as community engagement. Creative Connections will share how they implement these supports in their community. They are currently planning on opening a day program that focuses on community integration. Their presentation will focus on how they are planning on building innovative services and supports.

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Planning

CORE

75 Tri-County Pkwy
Cincinnati, OH 45246

April 13 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

CORE has been focusing on community integration through HPC supports. They have a core team of staff and managers who are focusing on supporting people to connect with their communities in meaningful ways, including becoming church members, getting employed, and taking sewing classes. Their presentation will be about their planning processes, and how they use those processes to increase opportunities and collaborations.

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