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  Sharon Woodrow, Superintendent   |   PO Box 156, Batavia, OH 45103  


Sharon Woodrow, Superintendent

2040 US Highway 50

Batavia, OH 45103

(513) 732-4890 (office)

(513) 732-7006 (fax)

Barbara Berens, Executive Secretary

(513) 732-5027


The Superintendent's Office is located at the Thomas A. Wildey Center,

2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103 (one mile west of Owensville).

Happy New Year!  We are hoping for a peaceful and productive 2012 at Clermont DD and for our entire community.

In December our Board met and reviewed the final draft of our Annual Action Plan for 2012.  We are in the process of finalizing the document; don’t hesitate to call us if you have something to share about services to individuals with Developmental Disabilities. 

This final plan will go to our board the third week of January for approval at the January 26th meeting.  But, if you call us before then, we’ll certainly be glad to add your input.  Also, please know that we are always anxious to hear from you and can accept your input any time of year.  We are always massaging our plans and updating our goals – we want to include your comments, suggestions and ideas whenever we can.

Please watch this newsletter for information about Dancing with the Stars on March 2 and the Flying Pig Marathon May 5 and 6.  We’d love to have lots of support for those two big events – donations from both are the primary funds for our much needed Respite Program.  And, if anyone is interested in dancing…….call Lisa Davis at 732-4921.  We provide the dance instruction and it’s really fun!

We are also pleased to report that the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has received notice of approval for a new waiver – Self Empowered Life Funding – or SELF, to be available after July 1, 2012. Clermont DD expects to have a few of these waivers available late in 2012.  The SELF Waiver will allow individuals to determine how and where they receive waiver supports. There are some specific specifications and qualifications for the SELF Waiver; everyone on one of these waivers will be required to self-direct at least one of their services.  We do expect to have more information available in late spring.  After April of 2012 you may call Elizabeth Moran for more information.


Don’t forget to listen for the One-Call on inclement days.  So far this has been an easy winter!  We will also have closings and delays on the major television and radio stations – but the One Call has proven to be much more efficient and timely.