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Knighs of Columbus Contribution

September 15, 2011

Larry Bush and Tom Craver from the Amelia Knights of Columbus Msgr. Gerdes Council #3123 presented checks from their Measure Up Grant to the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Checks totaling $2,685.49 were divided between the CCDD holiday fund and the Thomas A. Wildey School.

 

For several years, the Knights of Columbus have collected money in public areas, sold raffle tickets, and organized other fundraising events for the Clermont DD and its affiliated programs.  This year’s donations came primarily from the donations of shoppers at the Amelia Kroger. 

 

“People were very generous this year,” said Bush, Grand Knight. 

 

The Measure Up Grant is a main charitable event for the Msgr. Gerdes Council and takes place with the help of many Council members.  Craver was this year’s Measure Up Committee Chair.

 

For more information on the Amelia Knights of Columbus, call (513) 797-8868.

 

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Clermont DD Board Meeting

September 12, 2011

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, September 22.   This takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Early Childhood Conference Room at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville.

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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CCDD Crew Honored by Batavia Trustees

August 5, 2011
View this article on the Clermont Sun Newspaper site:
http://clermontsun.com/2011/08/11/ccdd-crew-honored-by-batavia-township-trustees/

Members of the Lawn Crew from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities were honored by the Batavia Township Trustees at their monthly meeting on August 2.  Four of the six crew members were in attendance. 

“This crew takes care of three cemeteries in our township,” said Rex Parsons, Batavia Township Administrator.  “They take great pride in their work, making sure the cemeteries are neatly mowed and cared for each week.” 

Crew members were introduced to the audience by Tim Vogel, CCDD Work Services Coordinator.  After each member was thanked for his role in the Lawn Crew initiative, the trustees presented special medals to each member.  Staff from CCDD who supervise the crew were also recognized and received plaques from the trustees.

Pictured are Rex Parsons, Batavia Township Administrator; Tim Vogel, CCDD Work Services Coordinator; Jim Sauls, Jr., Batavia Township Trustee; David Williams, Lawn Crew member; Lee Burbank, Lawn Crew member; Lee Cornett, Batavia Township Trustee; Jeff Olender, Lawn Crew member; Bill Dowdney, Batavia Township Trustee; Jennifer Haley, Batavia Township Fiscal Officer; Lisa Prewitt, Lawn Crew supervisor; and Chris Marksberry, Lawn Crew member.  Those not in attendance were Trevar Field and Joe Pringle, Lawn Crew members and Jeremy Wunsch, Lawn Crew supervisor.

Our thanks to Batavia Township, for making this such a special night for the Lawn Crew and staff!

 

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Clermont DD Board Meeting

August 5, 2011

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 25.   This takes place at 5:30 p.m. in the Early Childhood Conference Room at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville.

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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Clermont DD Receives CARF Accreditation

July 6, 2011

CARF International recently announced that the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been accredited for a period of three years in the following areas:  Community Services—Child and Youth Services, Community Integration, and Community Services; Employment Services—Job Development, Job Supports, Job-Site Training, and Organizational Employment Services.  This latest accreditation is the fifth consecutive Three-Year Accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to CCDD.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

“Clermont County Board of DD is proud of the excellent programs and services offered to individuals with developmental disabilities in our various accredited programs,” said Superintendent Sharon Woodrow.  “We are thrilled to have this international recognition of the hard work and dedication to make this possible.”

CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served. Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and now known as CARF, the accrediting body establishes consumer-focused standards to help organizations measure and improve the quality of their programs and services.

For additional information, contact Lisa Davis at (513) 732-4921 or ldavis@clermontdd.org.

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CCDD Honors Clerco Board

July 1, 2011

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities held a reception on June 16 to honor their non-profit board, Clerco, Inc.  This was an all-volunteer board whose members where community individuals who had been involved with CCDD for thirty-eight years.  The board supported CCDD’s efforts during levies, poor economic times, and all of the years in between.

When the Clerco Board was established in 1973, the original members had no idea it would still be going strong in 2011.  At their first meeting, Paul Schnurr was elected President; at their last meeting on June 16, Schnurr was there, continuing to serve as an active member of the Board.

“I was still in the Air Force when the Board was formed,” said Schnurr, who was a US Air Force Recruiter in Clermont County in 1973.  “I am proud to have been at the Board’s first and last meetings.”

Clerco (which was a shortened version of the words “Clermont County”) had many members throughout its existence; those who were current members had been with the Board for several years and were committed to the CCDD agency mission in various ways.  Carl Rayles of Stonelick Township was President and became a member in the 1980s, as did member Ralph Lewis of Batavia.  Vice President Don Collins of Williamsburg Township was asked to be part of the Board when he retired as Superintendent of CCDD in 1989; other members who were retirees of CCDD were Joyce Parker of Milford and June Ludwick of Williamsburg Township, who served as Treasurer.  Dianne Boland of Batavia served as Secretary and became involved with Clerco in the early 2000s and is the parent of an adult served by CCDD.  Jean Miller of Batavia the Board’s Clerk and was also a retiree of CCDD. 

This year the Clermont County Board of DD contracted with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Inc. to handle all work activities under their non-profit, Clermont Sheltered Work Administration Services because of their extensive history and experience with work programs for people with disabilities.  The Clerco Board will formally dissolve at the end of their fiscal year which is June 30, 2011. 

“There is no way to properly thank these seven generous people for their years of dedicated service to the adults receiving services from the Clermont County Board of DD,” said Sharon Woodrow, CCDD Superintendent.  “Because of them, individuals were able to earn a paycheck and to learn about meaningful work activities.  Additionally, this board served as our fundraising arm and many people benefited from the money raised. We will be forever grateful.”

At their reception on June 16, the Clerco Board members received a glass statue commemorating their dedication and support to CCDD, as well as a framed copy of a print from Frank Herman who is a well-known artist in Clermont County and who receives services from CCDD.

Although their Board has dissolved, many of the members will remain involved with CCDD.  Having volunteered for so many years, they just can’t get it out of their blood.

Pictured are Adult Services Director Dan Ottke, current President Carl Rayles, past President and current member Paul Schnurr, and Superintendent Sharon Woodrow.

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Clermont DD Board Meeting

June 18, 2011

The regular meeting of the Board of Clermont DD will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2011.  This meeting takes place at the Wildey Center in the Early Childhood Conference Room at 5:30 p.m.  For more information, call (513) 732-4921 or contact Lisa Davis at ldavis@clermontdd.org. 

 

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Clerco Luncheon and Reception

June 13, 2011

A farewell luncheon to honor members of the Clerco Board will be held on Thursday, June 16.  This reception will take place in the Grissom Building Conference Room, located at 4231 Grissom Drive, Batavia. 

The luncheon is planned from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with a short board meeting beginning at 12 Noon. Current members of the board who will be honored are:  Carl Rayles, Donald A. Collins, Paul Schnurr, June Ludwick, Dianne Boland, Ralph Lewis, and Joyce Parker

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Homeless Count
January 25, 2011

The Clermont County Affordable Housing Coalition will be conducting the County’s Annual Point in Time Homeless Count January 25, 2011 – Tuesday – from 12 a.m. thru 11:59 p.m.  During this time period, we have been asked to document persons we are aware of who meet the HUD definition of homelessness.

Participation in the Homeless Count helps document the needs of our community and brings additional funding into Clermont County to help these persons faced with multiple challenges. With the current economy, the face of homelessness is changing and numbers are increasing. 

Homeless: according to HUD, a person is considered homeless ONLY when he/she resides in one of the places described below at the time of the count:               

An unsheltered homeless person resides in: 

  • A place not meant for human habitation, such as cars, parks, sidewalks, alleys, transportation depots, abandoned buildings, commercial establishments (e.g., movie theaters, laundromats, restaurants), chicken coops or other farm outbuildings, campgrounds, or on the street.

A sheltered homeless person resides in:

  • An emergency shelter
  • Transitional housing for homeless persons who originally came from the streets or emergency shelters

Emergency shelters (including temporary emergency shelters only open during severe weather) and transitional housing include domestic violence shelters, residential programs for runaway/homeless youth, and any hotel/motel/apartment voucher arrangements paid for by a public/private agency because the homeless person is homeless.

Please contact Sharon Richmond at 732-4840 if you know of anyone who on January 25, 2011 meets this definition.

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Dance Party Friday
December 14, 2010

When you watch Local 12 News in the morning, do you ever wonder if traffic reporter Bob Herzog is really as energetic as he seems?  Well, wonder no more…just ask anyone from the Clermont DD Adult Services program, and they’ll tell you YES, he is a dynamic, high spirited dancing enthusiast.

Bob Herzog recent brought his “Dance Party Friday” segment to the Wildey Center in Owensville and participated with the Adult Services Program in their Friday dance class.  He took time to meet many of the adults who were in the audience, grooved to the music with those who wanted to dance, and put everyone in a great mood for the upcoming holiday season.

“Bob has lots energy,” said Joan Arthur, Activity Aide at Clermont DD.  “He was moving so fast from person to person, I could hardly take a picture without blurring it!”

Bob can be seen every morning o Local 12 News, as he reports the traffic for the Greater Cincinnati area.  He also serves as the Saturday morning anchor for Local 12 and produces two special segments—“The Cooler” and “Dance Party Friday.”

Bob is a native of Cincinnati and enjoys community events.  The Clermont DD program has extended an invitation for him to return in 2011 and hopes he’ll be able to join them for a dance party in the near future.

Bob Herzog is pictured with Dianne Dorton, Wildey Adult Services Program.

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New Board Member
December 10, 2010

Garrett Slone of Pierce Township recently became the newest member of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  Slone was appointed by Judge Stephanie Wyler to fill a position that requires the Board member be a family member of an adult who is eligible to receive services from the DD program.  Vice President Harry Snyder administered the Oath of Office at the December 9 meeting of the Board.  Slone replaces Board member Wanda Downey, whose term ended in October.  Downey served as a DD Board member for twelve years and will be recognized at a reception in early 2011.

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Monthly Board Meeting
December 1, 2010

 

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, December 9.   This takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville.   The meeting will be held in the Early Childhood Wing of the Center.

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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Celebration of Hope and Hero Awards

October 15, 2010

“Putting a New Face on Mental Health” was the theme for the 5th Annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards, which took place October 15, 2010.  This event is sponsored each year by the Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. and recognizes individuals in recovery from a mental illness as well as heroes in the community who assist those with mental illness to overcome obstacles.  Seven were chosen as 2010 award recipients:

Hope Award Winners

Ken Jones ~ Nancy Minson Advocacy Award

Becky Mosteller ~ Hope In Recovery Award

Teresa Riley ~ Making a Difference:  Peer Support Award

Hero Award Winners

Nancy Ball, Boys and Girls Clubs of Clermont County

My Feelings are A Work of Art - Alex Scherra and Erin Conner Carrington

Officer Sherri Howard ~ Miami Township Police Department

The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. has hosted the Celebration of Hope and Heroes Awards since 2006.  It spans the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Region and includes the following Partnership members:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Child Focus, Inc., LifePoint Solutions, Inc., Clermont County Adult Probation, Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Clermont County Family and Children First, Clermont County Mental Health and Recovery Board, Clermont County Senior Services, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, The Lindner Center of Hope, Mental Health Association of Southwest Ohio, Mercy Health Partners SWOH, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), National Youth Advocate Program – South Region, Northland Intervention Center, Inc., The Phoenix Place, HealthSource of Ohio, Recovery Center of Hamilton, St. Aloysius Orphanage, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and three members at large: David Moyer, Roberta Tureen, and Teresa Davis.

The Partnership for Mental Health, Inc. meets every other month at Child Focus, Inc.  To learn more information on becoming a member of the Partnership, contact ldavis@clermontdd.org or (513) 732-4921.

 

Picture Caption:  Award recipients from the 5th Annual Celebration of Hope and Heroes received awards from the Partnership for Mental Health, as well as commendations from the State of Ohio presented by Representative Joe Uecker and from Congresswoman Jean Schmidt’s office.  Pictured from left are Ann Hoffman-Ruffner, Partnership for Mental Health President; Representative Joe Uecker; award recipients Alex Scherra, Erin Conner Carrington, Teresa Riley, Ken Jones, Becky Mosteller, Sherri Howard, Nancy Ball; Gertrud Whitaker, District Director to Congresswoman Jean Schmidt.

 

Employers Recognized

October 8, 2010

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness, the Clermont County Business Advisory Council (BAC) recognized its 2010 Employer of the Year Awards on October 8 at the Clermont Chamber of Commerce Monthly Membership Luncheon.  Little Caesars Pizza and Eastgate Village of Union Township were named BAC Small Company Employer of the Year Awards; Deimling Jeliho of Batavia Township received the Large Company Employer Award.

 

Each year, the BAC recognizes employers that distinguish themselves through the strong commitment to employing individuals with disabilities.  Companies are nominated based on the number of new hires per year, as well as their commitment to accommodate and support employees with disabilities. 

 

“On behalf of the Clermont BAC, we are pleased to recognize three companies this year,” said Lisa Davis, Director of Community Relations for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  “Their support and dedication to citizens with disabilities in Clermont County is greatly appreciated by all member agencies of the BAC.”

 

Little Caesars was recognized for their long history of working with the BAC and the individuals served by its member agencies.  The Amelia and Mt. Carmel restaurants have provided numerous opportunities for individuals to complete community based work assessments and they have hired many permanent employees as well.  Individuals learned all aspects of operating a pizza restaurant:  mixing the sauce, preparing dough, washing dishes, maintaining health and safety standards, and how to provide excellent customer service.  Jim Stidham, Paul Morrow, and the Little Caesars staff are community focused and are always willing to go above and beyond to help individuals prepare for competitive community employment. 

 

Eastgate Village received the Small Company Employer of the Year Award for their history of embracing diversity in their hiring practices.  They have shown compassion when making accommodations for the individuals with disabilities who currently work in their establishment, and are receptive to on-site job coaching.  Jon Trowbridge and Mona Jo Trowbridge from Eastgate Village along with their staff have always been flexible, and communicate any area of concern regarding BAC employees.  They give the opportunity for those they hire to learn and grow both personally and professionally, as well as partnering with other community agencies to build a stronger community.

 

Deimling-Jeliho was the recipient of the BAC Large Company of the Year Award for hiring two full-time individuals in 2010 at their Amelia facility.  They have participated in numerous community-based work assessments which provide individuals with disabilities training opportunities to give them the knowledge needed to obtain a full-time job in the future.  Not only has Deimling-Jeliho been a driving force to employ individuals with disabilities, they have provided numerous contacts at other locations resulting in job opportunities.  Lisa Walsh, Jennifer Miller, and Wil Phipps were recognized for their continuous support.

 

The award recipients also received special commendations from Representative Joe Uecker, who thanked the businesses for their dedication to people with disabilities in Clermont County.

 

Agencies who are members of the Clermont County Business Advisory Council include the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Workforce One of Clermont County, Work Initiative Network of Lifepoint Solutions, Inc., the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, and the Clermont County Office of Economic Development.  Each year, the Clermont Chamber of Commerce allows the BAC to honor Employers of the Year at their October Membership Luncheon. 

 

Pictured left to right are award winners and BAC members:  Crystal Nudo and Lynne Daley from the W.I.N. Initiative; Mona Jo Trowbridge, Eastgate Village; Cathy Sahlfeld, Workforce One of Clermont County; Jon Trowbridge, Eastgate Village; John Stidham and Paul Morrow, Little Caesars Pizza; Wil Phipps, Jennifer Miller, and Lisa Walsh of Deimling-Jeliho; Gene Johnson and Roger Moning of Clermont County DD; and Denise Gleason of the Ohio Rehabiltiation Services Commission.

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Board Meeting and Public Hearing

October 8, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 28   This takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville.   The meeting will be held in the Early Childhood Wing of the Center.

 

A Public Hearing will be held prior to the meeting at 4 p.m. to receive input from interested individuals that will be considered in the development of the 2011 Annual Action Plan.  A draft copy of this plan will be available to the public prior to the hearing and will be posted on the Clermont DD website (www.clermontdd.org).

 

The public is welcome to email or call in comments/feedback by using the following contact information:  ldavis@clermontdd.org or (513) 732-4921.  

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Monthly Clermont DD Board Meeting

September 16, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, September 29.  This takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville. 

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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Free/Reduced Lunch Program

September 16, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) and the Thomas A. Wildey School has applications available for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program. 

 

The Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines will be used for determining eligibility.  Children from families whose annual income is at or below the Federal Guidelines are eligible for free and reduced price meals.

 

Application were sent to all families during the summer.  To apply for free and reduced-price benefits, households should fill out the application and return it to the Thomas A. Wildey School.  Additional copies are available at the principal’s office, located at 2040 US Highway 50, Owensville.  You make pick one up in person or call the school office at (513) 732-7015 to request an application.

 

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Monthly Clermont DD Board Meeting

August 17, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, August 26.  This takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Thomas A. wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville. 

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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Clermont DD Attends ADA Celebration

July 27, 2010

July 26, 2010 marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a piece of legislation that has allowed people with disabilities to lead more active and independent lives in our communities.  Adults from the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCDD) attended a celebration on Fountain Square Monday to commemorate and honor the efforts of individuals who made this legislation a reality. 

 

Several booths varying from local Lions Clubs to organizations providing services to those with disabilities were on display.  Entertainment and special programs from local groups were also offered during the four-hour event.

 

“This is a wonderful experience,” said Pattie Dick of Amelia, who attends the CCDD Senior Retirement Program.  “I’m really excited to be part of something so memorable.”

 

Before the ADA was passed, people with disabilities often had a hard time participating in groups, organizations, churches, etc.  It was even difficult for someone with a disability to obtain a job, much less retain that position for longer than a few months.  With the help of ADA, employers are now able to learn techniques on how they can help employees with disabilities become successful and important members of their team.  In addition, the ADA has assisted individuals with disabilities to learn how they can help themselves succeed in their communities.

 

To learn about programs and services for people with disabilities in Clermont County, visit the CCDD website at www.clermontdd.org.

 

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Picture Caption:  Pattie Dick of Amelia, Ricky May of Williamsburg, Carol Wiehaus of Amelia, and Rita Wilson of Batavia attended the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Americans with Disabilities Act on Fountain Square July 26.

 

Clermont DD Strategic Planning Session

July 20, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold a Strategic Planning Session on Thursday, July 22 beginning at 4 p.m.  This session takes place at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville.

There will not be a regular meeting during this planning session.  The next monthly meeting will be held on August 26.  Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

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Clermont DD Monthly Meeting

June 11, 2010

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD) will hold its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, June 24.   This takes place at 6 p.m. at the Thomas A. Wildey Center, located at 2040 US Highway 50, one mile west of Owensville. 

Please call (513) 732-4921 for more information.

(Excerpt from Board Policy 209 – Regulation Governing Appearance before the Board of DD)

-- Any individual or group may address the Clermont County Board of MRDD concerning any subject that lies within the Board’s jurisdiction.  Questions are to be directed to the Board as a whole and may not be put to any individual member of the Board or the Administrative staff.

-- Anyone wishing to address the Board shall notify the Superintendent in writing at least seven (7) days in advance excluding Sundays and Holidays, and request to be placed on the Board agenda.  The President shall allocate the amount of time that can be used in the presentation of any subject presented to the Board.

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Girl Scouts Volunteer

June 11, 2010

Hannah Harvey, Brianna Combs, Griffin Woudenberg and Tiffany Shouse volunteered at the Thomas A. Wildey Center in Owensville on June 9, as part of an art project for the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Clermont DD).  The girls are members of Girl Scout Troops 49194 and 47999 of Bethel, and assisted with painting murals in the Early Intervention Program hallway at Wildey.  Woudenberg is a school friend; he and his brother, Andrew, volunteered to help out because some of the troop members were unable to attend the art session.

The scouts learned about this project from Troop Leader Kim Combs, who attends Xavier University.  When a guest speaker from Clermont DD attended one of her classes this spring, Combs instantly volunteered her troops of willing scouts.  Combs and Cathy Aranyos share leader duties for both troops and were happy their scouts could participate.

The murals were outlined on the walls by Amanda Miller, Adult Services Program Manager.  Amanda and a group from the Wildey Adult Services Program painted a few of the pictures; however, they enlisted the help of the troop volunteers to get the job done in a more-timely manner.

Many thanks to everyone who helped this project become a reality.  Please visit the Early Childhood Hallway at Wildey...you enjoy what you see!

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Melissa Doyle Garden Dedication

May 28, 2010

Over 200 friends and family gathered at the entrance to the Wildey Adult Services Program on Friday, May 28, to remember our wonderful friend, Melissa Doyle.

Melissa was a long-time consumer of the Clermont DD Program who passed away in September, 2009.  Her parents, Bob and Anne Doyle, decided to dedicate a flower garden in her memory, while creating something beautiful for Melissa's friends to enjoy.  A former classmate and four staff shared reflections of Melissa's life while at Clermont DD and a balloons were released in her honor by friends from the Adult Services Program.  Robert Weidle, one of the staff who worked with Melissa, sang "Tomorrow," which was Melissa's favorite song.  Pictures of the ceremony can be viewed on the Clermont DD Facebook page. 

The garden is open for visitors 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday (regular business hours for Clermont DD).  It is located at the back area of Wildey, which is the entrance to the Wildey Adult Services Program.  Please stop by for a visit!

 

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Graduation Ceremonies

May 27, 2010

 

Families and friends gathered to honor four students at the Thomas A. Wildey School Graduation Ceremony on May 27. 

Pictured are (from left) Marcelino Martinez of New Richmond, Asia Moore and Cara Burlile of Batavia (graduate Shane McFee could not attend the exercises).  Among other awards given throughout the graduation ceremony, Martinez was the recipient of the Donald A. Collins Achievement Award, given to the graduate who has made the most progress throughout his school years at Wildey.  Mr. Collins, a former Superintendent of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, was on hand to present the award to Martinez who was a role model and mentor to the younger students at the Wildey School over the years.

Students from Washington Courthouse High School performed two special songs for the graduates and their families.  "Octetness" is an octet of juniors and seniors who traveled several miles to be present for this special occasion.  Kathryn Lachat, a member of the group, sung the National Anthem at the beginning of the ceremony.

The Wildey graduates will soon begin their journey into the Clermont DD Adult Services Program, each heading in a different direction this summer.  We wish them much success! 

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Donation from Knights of Columbus

May, 2010

Mark Hudak, Grand Knight of the Msrg. Gerdes Council of the Knights of Columbus, recently presented a check in the amount of $1,003 to the Clerco Gift of Time Respite Cooperative.  Linda Horn, Respite Coordinator, was on hand to accept the generous donation and to thank Mark and Council 3123 for their kindness and support of our agency. 

 

 

 

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