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Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

PERSPECTIVES SPRING 2016

DCBDD presents Lifetime of Giving Awards at annual ceremony What’s Inside From the superintendent Racers place third in state PAGE 2

Spotlight on success Boy Scouts learn DD Awareness PAGE 4

Staff member gives back PAGE 5

Employment stories PAGE 6

New faces at DCBDD PAGE 8

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CBDD proudly presented its annual Lifetime of Giving Awards in early March at All Shepherds Church as part of its March Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month celebration. The agency handed out awards in nine categories and recognized 18 nominees including self-advocates, providers, and community partners.

“It is so important that we take the time to recognize those individuals and community members who make a difference in the lives of others. We are incredibly lucky to live in a community that is so inclusive to those with disabilities, and we are excited to continue to recognize self-advocates and community members with these awards,” said Kristine Hodge, superintendent of DCBDD. The 2015 Lifetime of Giving Award recipients include:

Jessi Russell – Nancy Richards Self-Advocate of the Year Award Jessi is an active member of Self-Advocates of Delaware County, currently serving as President, and is a Project STIR trainer. Due to these roles, Jessi travels all over Ohio for training and speaking engagements where she advocates for herself and others and provides other individuals with tools to advocate for themselves.

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