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2019 Fourth Quarter 282. N. Fair Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011

Join the Therapeutic Rec. Tennis group Therapeutic Recreation Tennis is open to any adult with developmental disabilities, with any level of playing ability, including beginners.  No skill is required; lessons are tailored to individual ability levels.   They meet every Friday, except November 29 and December 27, at Mercy Healthplex, 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, from 4-5 p.m.   Cost is divided between players on a rotating basis, but typically comes to $36 once every 5 or 6 weeks.  First week for newcomers is free, to see whether or not it is something they would enjoy.  Participants can join in at any time in the year and play for as many months as suits their schedule.  The season goes from September to May.  For more information contact Gail Webster at (513) 860-4049, or

Sensory-Friendly Screening: Hocus Pocus Tuesday, October 29 Fitton Center for Creative Arts 101 S. Monument Ave. Hamilton, OH 10:00 a.m. - Doors Open 10:30 a.m. - Movie begins This is event is free but space is limited so RSVP no later than Friday, Oct. 25 by calling Connie at (513) 785-2881 or email Let us know if anyone is in a wheelchair.

Fairfield Optimist Halloween Party This is going to be a fun-filled evening of dancing, hayrides, food, and, of course, costumes! Saturday, October 26 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. The Fairfield Optimist Club 194 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH Cost: Free RSVP to Connie at 513-785-2881 or no later than October 22. Space is limited.

Safety Training Abuse Prevention & Response The next Cookies & Connection Parent Network event is Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6pm-8:30pm at Redeemer Church, 3431 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, Ohio. We will be celebrating the holidays, networking with other parents and just having a fun evening. Please bring a holiday treat to share with everyone. Please RSVP to Jenny Mann, and check out our group on the @ButlerCountyDD page!

Learn about various types of abuse, how to protect yourself from abuse, and what to do if you or someone you know needs help. Come for the morning or evening session. Tuesday, Dec. 10 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 282 N. Fair Ave. Hamilton, OH 45011 Register by contacting Br Combs at 513-785-2884 or

Plant Sale Benefiting BCBDD Bereavement Committee The Bereavement Committee is selling a variety of winter plants to decorate your offices and homes, or to gift to loved ones this holiday season. To see the catalog and order yours today, contact Bri Combs by Wednesday, November 6 by calling 513-785-2884 or email All orders will be filled and delivered to JCC December 9th.

Butler County’s School to Adult Life Transition Series (S.A.L.T.) is a FREE monthly series developed to provide a learning opportunity, along with the resources and guidance, to families of children with disabilities TO HELP navigate the transition through school to adult life and beyond. P.E.P.A: Transition youth and young adults (ages 14-22) are encouraged to attend their own series, designed for all learners, which takes place the same time as the parents attend the SALT series. Attendees will participate in fun and interactive learning activities to help them prepare for the transition from school to adult life. All meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:00pm-7:30pm Location: 5645 Liberty-Fairfield Rd., Hamilton 45011




SALT: Employment Planning: OOD, Project Search & Capabilities PEPA: What It Takes to Work?


SALT: Estate Planning: Part 1 of 4 Understanding the Fundamentals of Guardianship & the Alternatives PEPA: How Do I Make a Good Decision?


SALT: Financial Planning: Part 2 of 4: The Special Needs Trust PEPA: Discovery About Me & My Interests!


SALT: Financial Planning: Part 3 of 4: Navigating Social Security & the Work Incentives PEPA: How Does Working Affect My Benefits?


SALT: Financial Planning Part 4 of 4: Understanding the STABLE ACCOUNT PEPA: Budgeting in the Real World


SALT: Developing a Strong IEP & Knowing My Available Educational Supports PEPA: Getting to Know My Support Team


SALT: Overview of Butler County Developmental Disabilities Services, Transition & Resources PEPA: Speaking Up & Self Determination


SALT: Butler County Transition Planning Fair PEPA: Knowing My Community & My Circle of Supports


SALT: Getting a Job – It’s More than an Application: Who’s On Your Team? PEPA: Staying Safe in My Community

Questions? Contact Patti Shrom, Parent Resource Coordinator Email: SALT & PEPA Series Livebinder BUTLER DD SALT

The Future is Now 2020 dates now available

Planning sessions for families of loved ones with developmental disabilities.

Create a plan for your child so their care continues when you are no longer able to provide it. The Future is Now is a two-part series designed to help caregivers and their family members make plans for the future. Throughout this journey of discovery, we will guide families in creating their own letter of intent. A letter of intent is a non-legal document that captures family desires and goals for the future. Creating a letter of intent can help families gain peace of mind that comes with having a plan. Each session offers an opportunity to learn about important topics: • Hopes, dreams, and worries for the future • Expanding personal networks • Maximizing public benefits (SSI/SSDI/Social Security) • Future living arrangements • Supports for caregivers • Keepers of the dream

Who? Where?

Parents, caregivers, individuals with developmental disabilities, and siblings are encouraged to attend as a family unit. Redeemer Church 3431 Hamilton Middletown Rd, Hamilton, OH 45011

Spring Series: Thursdays February 20 & 27 from 9am to 3pm Summer Series: Tuesdays & Thursdays June 9,11,16 &18 from 6 to 8pm Fall Series: Saturdays November 7 & 14 from 9am to 3pm Learn more at

Registration For more information or to register, contact Bri Combs at or 513-785-2884.

You must register in order to attend.

Holiday Events in Butler County Christmas in the Country (Shandon) Experience Ohio’s first Welsh settlement during the annual Christmas in the Country event in Shandon in late November. This old-fashioned Christmas festival in Ohio includes home-cooked food, arts and crafts, antiques, Santa Clause, and a unique vintage trolley. Christmas at EnterTRAINment Junction (West Chester) See the magic of Christmas at the home of the World’s Largest Indoor Train Display. Take a “Journey to the North Pole,” where you can meet Mrs. Claus and Santa himself. See the “Main Street Holiday Trains” showcasing beautiful winter themed train displays.  www. Holiday Lights on the Hill (Hamilton) Tour this award winning holiday lights display at one of the areas most unique parks, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park & Museum in Hamilton. This winter wonderland of lights features 12-foot candy canes, light tunnels, and over two million lights! The light display runs from mid November through the end of December. Light Up Middletown Tour the season’s sparkling fantasyland of lights featuring a floating sea serpent, Santa’s workshop, a penguin village, and

more at Middletown’s Smith Park. Don’t miss out on the popular annual hot air balloon glow! This admission by donation light show runs from late November through the end of December. www. Niederman Family Farm Christmas Walk (Liberty Township) A free walk-through Christmas Display! Visitors can enjoy tens of thousands of lights that illuminate the path. Fifty speakers set the mood with Christmas music as you view life-size nativity and Biblical scenes. In addition there are hundreds of decorated trees and live animals. The walking path is wheel chair and stroller accessible. Hot chocolate and cookies available. www. Oxford Holiday Festival Celebrate the Christmas magic with your family at Uptown Oxford in late November. Enjoy a winter wonderland full of family friendly activities including horse drawn carriage rides, Santa Claus, live reindeer, kids activities, and a Christmas tree sale. For more information about upcoming Christmas events in Butler County, Ohio, visit

Information for this page was gathered from the Butler County Visitor’s Bureau. For more information on anything you see here, visit

FR MES with Join us for our annual fundraiser and friendraiser benefiting the Friends of Citizens with Disabilities! RollHouse Bowling Alley (Fairfield Bowling Lanes) 5181 Dixie Hwy Fairfield, OH 45014 Sunday, November 3 1 - 4 p.m. $20/person $75/4-person lane Tickets include snacks, shoes and endless games Enjoy bowling and a silent auction! We’ll provide light snacks and water. Cash bar is available for other drinks and food. This event is wheelchair accessible. Register by Monday, October 21. Visit

Questions? Call (513) 785-6166 or email


Proceeds from this event benefit the Friends of Citizens with Disabilities Political Action Committee.


Tuesday, December 3 6:00 - 8:00 PM $1 for everyone in attendance Receptions Event Center 5957 Boymel Dr. Fairfield, OH Be sure to wear Holiday Attire You must RSVP to attend this event. Rsvp no later than Tuesday, November 26. Submit your information to Connie Mehlman at or 282 n. Fair Avenue, Hamilton, OH. RSVPS will not be accepted by phone.Questions call 513785-2881

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