2019 Summer Conference

Following is the Agenda:

Friday, July 12, 2019

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.                     Registration
10:00 – 11:00a.m.                    Opening Session
                                                    Deborah Hoffine, Deputy Director, Medicaid Services/DODD
Changes are in effect for virtually everything related to Medicaid Waivers for Ohioans with developmental disabilities from who qualifies to be a provider of service to how we wait. Be up to date on how this valuable service will change in the coming year.
11:00 – Noon           Jeff Davis, Director – OH Department of Developmental Disabilities    
A new administration brings with it hope and determination to finish work and create new opportunities for Ohioans with developmental disabilities. Director Davis is a long -time friend of the disability community; and, he will share his vision for the next four years.
Noon – 1:00 p.m.           Lunch                 (Included with Registration) 
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
  1. Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
Julie Evers & Kristy Walthen, Ohio Department of Medicaid
Electronic Visit Verification will become a daily reality for Ohioans with developmental disabilities using any Medicaid/Waiver service this summer. This session will provide practical information for individuals/family members, providers and county board staff.
            2. Testifying at the Statehouse and Beyond
Nicole Heimbrock, Willam Peacock, John Hannah. People First members will discuss their personal experience as witnesses at the Ohio Statehouse with tips of how to best get your message across.
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
  1. Ball v. Kasich Law Suit
Speaker to be Announced.
The law suit is in process of being settled. Learn the details of what to expect in the coming years as this class action suit is finalized.
2. Serving on Boards & Commissions – How to make a difference in the disability field and         steps to securing a seat on the County Board of DD
   Michael Richards & Kraig Walker
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
  1. Leadership
Justin Reagan, Ed McClain, Chad Wogan
A panel will show steps to leadership, what makes a great leader; and, how to speak up!
Dinner is on your own for those of you staying the night.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.                      DANCE! (Snacks will be provided.)
                                                     Blue Spectrum

Saturday, July 13, 2019

7:30 – 9:00 a.m.                    Breakfast Buffet (Included with Registration)
9:00 a.m. – Noon                  People First of Ohio Annual Meeting
                                                The Arc of Ohio Annual Meeting

Blue Spectrum will be in concert on Friday night!

There will be a dance so bring your dancing shoes!

Hotel Reservation can be made directly with Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center through this site:  Book my hotel room or by calling:  614-880-4300

Tell them you are with The Arc of Ohio / People First of Ohio Conference