The SHC, The Arc of Medina County, partners with individuals with disabilities and their families to provide a full range of services to assist them in living a quality life in their chosen community.
Specialized babysitter training teaches teens skills to care for children with special needs
SHC, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities and The American Red Cross have developed a specialized babysitting training program to prepare babysitters to care for children with developmental disabilities. The two-day class will take place on Saturdays, May 31, and June 7, 2014, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at SHC’s Camp Paradise Lodge, 4283 Paradise Rd., Seville, OH 44273. Registration is $85 per participant. Click here for registration info….
Spring Respite Camp
Does your school-aged son or daughter have spring fever? Consider sending them on a food adventure! Join SHC on Sat., April 5 from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. for a day filled with cooking, games, crafts, and swimming! Deadline for registration is March 29, 2014. For more information, please call, 330-722-1900, ext. 165.
Are you thinking about summer vacation? Come to Camp Paradise for a summer of excitement, outdoor adventure and friendship! SHC/The Arc of Medina County has another exciting summer camp program planned for you this year.
Camp Paradise provides our campers with a variety of activities ranging from creative arts like music and art therapy to sports, outdoor adventures, swimming, wagon rides and bonfires. Eight themed weeks are filled with games, crafts, music, sports, and entertainment for youth and adult campers with developmental disabilities.
SHC/The Arc of Medina County Scholarship applications are now available
H.O.P.E. and Dunham Scholarships provide
$3,000 to area students
SHC/The Arc of Medina County invites college students who are working toward a degree in a disability-related field to apply for local scholarships.
Autism Family Night at the Brunswick Library
Saturday, March 8 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The Brunswick Library is open after hours for families of children with special needs.
Sensory Storytime at 6 pm is designed to engage children on the autism spectrum, or with sensory challenges or other special needs. It is open to all ages, but is best for children between 2-6 years of age. An adult is required to attend with the child. Call 330-273-4150 to register, or visit the library's website Medina County District Library
Ombudsperson hired to assist individuals with disabilities and their families in Medina County
SHC/The Arc of Medina County and the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities announce the hiring of Michelle Kipfstuhl to provide the services of an ombudsperson to assist Medina County individuals with disabilities and their families. Read more here...
Inclusive Dance at Dancing Wheels
Dancing Wheels is a professional, physically integrated dance company uniting the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities. All classes are inclusive and welcome students of all abilities. Classes begin September 7, and run monthly. Click here for more information.
Free Prescription Assistance Program for All Ohio Residents
The Ohio Drug Card is free statewide prescription assistance program that offers free drug cards to all Ohio residents. The program provides discounts on both brand and generic medications with an average savings of around 30 percent. The program has no restrictions to membership, no income requirements, no age limitations and there are no applications to fill out. Everyone is eligible to receive savings!
Ohio Legal Rights Is Now Disability Rights Ohio
Ohio Legal Rights (LRS) has changed to a non-profit corporation with a new name: Ohio Disability Rights Law and Policy Center, doing business as Disability Rights Ohio. Their mission is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. Disability Rights Ohio will replace LRS as Ohio's Protection and Advocacy system and Client Assistance Program by October 1, 2012. To learn more about this change and Disability Rights Ohio, visit their website at www.disabilityrightsohio.org Keep informed on the latest news by staying connected to SHC's facebook page.
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- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
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- Autism Society of Ohio
- Center for Disability Information and Referral
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Akron Children?s Hospital
- Community Fund Management Foundation
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IBM Resources for the Disabled
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- Medina County Family First Council
- Medina County Government
- Medina County Office for Older Adults
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Ohio Adaptive Sports
- Museum of disAbility History
- Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
- Ohio Department of DD
- Special Music by Special People
- Special Olympics - International
- Special Olympics - Ohio
- United Way of Medina County
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