In the News

2024

February 22, WKYC

Cleveland Hotel Association hosts job fair at Huntington Convention Center

 

February 21, Lakewood Observer

Cuyahoga Board Of Developmental Disabilities Helps In Many Ways

 

February 21, Spectrum News 1

Good Life Ambassadors teach others to understand, approach people with disabilities

 

February 21, Signal Cleveland

Jobs available: Looking for ‘the face of Cleveland’ to welcome visitors in 2024

 

February 18, Cleveland Jewish News

Organizations seek ways to increase social media accessibility

 

February 15, WKYC

Cleveland hotels hiring in preparation for high volume of visitors in 2024

 

January 25, FreshWater Cleveland

Access for all: Playhouse Square’s sensory-friendly performances foster inclusion

 

January 23, TV20 Cleveland

Stella Walsh Art Show

 

January 17, Cleveland.com 

Make 2024 a ‘Year of Inclusivity’ for those with developmental disabilities

 

January 12, Cleveland.com

Cleveland Orchestra announces 2nd sensory-friendly concert

 

January 4, Ideastream Public Media

Cleveland Orchestra plans second sensory-friendly concert in February

 

January 4, Broadway World

The Cleveland Orchestra Will Host its Second Sensory-Friendly Concert

 

2023

December 13, Ideastream Public Media

Cuyahoga County announces new wellness center for at-risk youth

 

December 7, Crain's Cleveland Business

New dental clinic to reduce wait times for individuals with developmental disabilities

 

December 7, Cuyahoga DD and MetroHealth press release 

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and The MetroHealth System Partner on Dental Sedation Clinic

 

December 1, Cleveland.com

Bring fidget spinners and headphones: Sensory-friendly arts performances for autistic, ADHD audiences on the rise

 

November 1, Crain's Cleveland Business

As the caregiver workforce shrinks, can technology fill the void?

 

November 1, The Euclid Observer

Cuyahoga DD Cleans Euclid Beach

 

November 1, The Collinwood Observer

Cuyahoga DD Cleans Euclid Beach

 

October 24, FreshWater Cleveland

Board of Developmental Disabilities volunteers come together to clean up Edgewater Beach

 

October 11, Broadway World

The Cleveland Orchestra Will Hold its First Sensory-Friendly Concert

 

October 6, Geauga County Maple Leaf

NPower Services to Hold “Under A Harvest Moon – An Evening of Dining, Music and Dancing” Benefit

 

September 26, Cleveland.com

Neurodiverse Culture Festival launches its first year with fun for people with autism, other brain differences

 

September 21, WKYC

Hive Works Honey Co. using power of bees to give opportunities to those with developmental disabilities

 

September 19, FreshWater Cleveland

All are welcome: First annual Neurodiversity Cultural Festival celebrates our differences

 

August 18, Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine

LiveSpecial 2023-2024

 

August 16, Weekly Villager

NPower Services to hold benefit “Under A Harvest Moon – An Evening of Dining, Music and Dancing”

 

August 4, Toledo Blade

Inaugural Ohio Adaptive Open offers inspiring stories

 

July 31, Ideastream Public Media

Early intervention for children with disabilities meets growing need in Cuyahoga County

 

July 20, The Land

Disabled and Proud: Cleveland Disability Pride event comes to Wade Oval Wednesdays

 

July 13, Northern Ohio Golf Association

Ohio Adaptive Open Welcomes Two Sponsors

 

June 29, FreshWater Cleveland

Saving bees and kids: A honey company connects corporations and communities

 

June 29, FreshWater Cleveland

Celebrating diversity: Pride month and Juneteenth bring June festivities

 

June 15, Chagrin Valley Today

Ground broken for Solon Community Living

 

June 8, Cleveland.com

Solon Community Living breaks ground in more ways than one

 

June 8, Cleveland Jewish News

After 8 years, Solon Community Living breaks ground

 

June 8, Weekly Villager

RockAbility, seeking musicians with developmental disabilities, to audition June 24 or June 26 at Metzenbaum/West Geauga Schools Transportation Bldg

 

June 6, Westlake Bay Village Observer

BAYarts receives grant for sensory garden

 

June 2, Cleveland Jewish News

Developmental disabilities board awards $339,000 for arts

 

May 4, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Berea figure skater in adaptive league inspires on and off the ice

 

April 23, Cleveland.com

Those supporting Ohioans with developmental disabilities need higher Medicaid reimbursement: Kelly A. Petty

 

April 11, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Supporting Inclusive Efforts

 

April 3, Cleveland.com

Rocky River Library receives $4,500 grant to increase inclusivity programming

 

March 28, FreshWater Cleveland

FRONT Triennial wins Ohio Museums Association’s Best Community Partnership award

 

March 26, FRONT International

FRONT wins the Ohio Museums Association Best Community Partnership Award

 

March 23, Ideastream Public Media

Living with people with developmental disabilities shaped my storytelling

 

March 23, Ideastream Public Media

Pilot program helps older youth with developmental disabilities

 

March 8, artdaily.com

moCa Cleveland announces 2023 exhibitions and residencies focused on identity, nature, memory, and collaboration

 

February 22, Great Lakes Publishing

Compassion, Understanding and Empowerment

 

January 4, West Life

Grant awarded, used to purchase equipment for those with disabilities

 

January 3, Ideastream Public Media

An 'alternative education' program in Cuyahoga County nurtures students with multiple disabilities

 

2022

December 21, Crain's Cleveland Business

Letter to the Editor: Ohio must provide funds to help with caregiver crisis

 

November 28, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

How People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families Can Get the Support They Need

 

November 21, Crain's Cleveland Business

People on the Move

 

November 14, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Volunteering to Make a Positive Impact on the Lives of People with Disabilities

 

November 11, Cleveland.com

Amber Gibbs to head Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 

October 27, News 5 Cleveland

Lifelong music fan gets dream job at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

 

September 26, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Art Without Limits

 

August 29, Fox 8 News 

Playhouse Square to host sensory-friendly performance of 'Frozen'

 

August 9, FreshWater Cleveland

High-tech living: Assistive technology apartments are a boon for Clevelanders with disabilities

 

August 8, Cleveland.com

New ‘Hallway Gallery’ exhibit

 

August 4, Cleveland.com

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes introduce TryTech Smart Apartments in Lakewood

 

August 3, The Lakewood Observer

Nation’s First Smart-Tech Trial-Basis Apartments For People With Developmental Disabilities

 

August 2, News 5 Cleveland

New 'smart' apartments give people with disabilities ability to live independently

 

August 2, Patch

New Smart Apartments Open

 

August 2, Fox 8 News

New smart apartments in Lakewood for those with developmental disabilities

 

August 2, North Coast Community Homes 

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes Announce TryTech Smart Apartments

 

August 2, Cuyahoga DD press release 

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes Announce TryTech Smart Apartments

 

June 14, The New York Times

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?

 

June 14, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Normalizing neurodiversity: How self-advocates are speaking out and breaking the stigma

 

June 8, Cleveland.com

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent and CEO Kelly Petty retiring in 2023, search for replacement to start later this year

 

June 8, Patch

Memorial Wall + Microgrids + Search For New Superintendent

 

June 8, Cleveland.com

Hiring the disabled is a win-win for all. There are local groups ready to help

 

June 8, News 5 Cleveland

New program gives individuals with Down Syndrome jobs, training

 

June 7, Cleveland.com

Lifting spirits through animal and human companionship: Sun Messages

 

June 5, Cleveland Jewish News

Cuyahoga County BDD, South Euclid PD arrange K-9 meet, greet with clients

 

June 3, 2022

South Euclid police surprise group from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities

 

May 12, Chagrin Valley Today

Hands and hearts

 

April 21, Chagrin Valley Today

Art center receives inclusivity grant

 

March 29, Cleveland.com

We all can pitch in to make Cuyahoga County more inclusive for those with disabilities

 

March 24, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Scharene Griggs & Jackie Chapman - Importance of Inclusion

 

March 15, Cleveland.com

Rocky River Public Library awarded a grant to increase inclusive programming: West Shore Chatter


March 6, FreshWater Cleveland

Beck Center completes latest round of renovations, enters home stretch in $6.7 million project

 

March 3, Cleveland.com

Future Ink Graphics creates welcoming home for artists in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood

 

February 22, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

New Avenues to Independence

 

2021

October 24, Crain's Cleveland Business

Personal View: People with disabilities critical to economic recovery

 

July 7, Spectrum News 1

"Smart House” allows mom to move out and gives adult son independence

 

June 29, News 5 Cleveland

Shaker Heights mom creates 'smart home' for developmentally-disabled son

 

June 24, FreshWater Cleveland

Gaining independence: After 34 years, Ben is living on his own

 

March 31, Cleveland.com

Seven Hills Community Recreation Center receives $15,000 Cuyahoga DD grant

 

February 12, News 5 Cleveland

Ohio relying on honor system to get people with severe conditions vaccinated across Ohio

 

February 6, Cleveland 19 News

University Hospitals first in Northeast Ohio to vaccinate 900 people with developmental disabilities

 

January 21, FreshWater Cleveland

In the trenches: Home healthcare providers take extra steps to keep everyone safe during visits