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Richland Newhope Offers Parent to Parent Connection Opportunity

9 Sep , 2019  

Parenting a child with special needs can be an isolating experience, one aspect of which is often feeling unable to relate to other parents because of the unique nature of raising a differently abled child. Richland Newhope (the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities) wants to address this issue by connecting parents of special needs children through their Parent to Parent networking group. More…

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Dozens Stepped Into Spring On Friday

30 Mar , 2019  

Dozens of people from Richland County and beyond took part Friday in the 2nd Annual Step Into Spring Fun Walk at the Richland Mall.

The free event culminated local activities to mark March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. There was no required walking distance, although participants were encouraged to do at least two laps inside the mall or the equivalent of one mile. More…

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Walk The Mall To Celebrate Spring And Support A Great Cause

21 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), in collaboration with Richland Public Health, Richland County Children Services, the Mansfield Y, and the Richland Mall, presents “Step into Spring” – a walking event on Friday, March 29, at the Richland Mall. More…

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Richland Newhope Holds Community Awareness Day

15 Mar , 2019  

Twenty-two people representing businesses, schools, and agencies in Richland County on Thursday participated in the 18th Annual Community Awareness Day sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The event is one of several activities marking Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The purpose of Community Awareness Day is to increase knowledge and understanding of how people with developmental disabilities are supported in Richland County. More importantly, it serves as an opportunity to highlight a person’s abilities and to show that people with disabilities can be valuable members of the community when given the opportunity. More…

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Care Awards Nomination Deadline Approaching

14 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities continues to seek nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart. More…

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Richland Newhope Salutes Coloring Contest Winners

9 Mar , 2019  

Seventeen Richland County students have been selected as winners of the 26th Annual Richland County Third Grade Coloring Contest. The event is sponsored by Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities as part of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.

Richland County schools with third grade classes were invited to participate in the contest. Students were asked to color a picture featuring two children, one of whom uses a walker. The message on the picture simply said ‘Together We Have No Limits.’ Newhope received 504 entries from 17 schools. More…

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March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

2 Mar , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March.

Statewide, and across the nation, organizations devoted to serving individuals with developmental disabilities are holding special events to raise public awareness of the many abilities people have, regardless of their disability. More…

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Richland Newhope Seeking CARE Award Nominations

17 Feb , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE Awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence. The award categories are: Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart. More…

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Board Of Developmental Disabilities Holds Reorganizational Meeting

24 Jan , 2019  

The Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities held its 2019 re-organizational meeting on Wednesday.

Stephen Swank will serve as president. Swank has been a board member since 2014 and previously served as vice-president and secretary. He is also is a board trustee for the Ohio Association of County Boards Serving People with Developmental Disabilities (OACB). More…

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Grant To Support Tech Awareness To Transform Lives Of Disabled Richland Countians

9 Jan , 2019  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities has received a $20,000 grant from the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council and The Ohio State University Nisonger Center.

The grant is one of 13 awarded since last September to support initiatives that expand remote support or remote monitoring availability in Ohio. More…

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Richland Newhope Receives Generous Check From Shelby Knights Of Columbus

6 Dec , 2018  

Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund has received a donation from the Knights of Columbus Council 1968 in Shelby.

Grand Knight Dave Walsh presented a check for $3,056 during Wednesday’s meeting of the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities. More…

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Registration Deadline Nears For Newhope Charities Golf Outing

26 Jun , 2018  

The 20th Annual Newhope Charities Golf Outing is coming up Friday, July 20 at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in Lexington.   The cost is $360 per team or $90 per golfer.

The deadline to register is July 9.  Those who register and pay by June 29 will receive the Early Bird Special discount of $5 per golfer. The entry fee includes golf, cart, driving range, food, beverages, skins game, proximities, team photo, and a goody bag. More…

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Richland Newhope Ready For Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

28 Feb , 2018  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD) is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and asks everyone to embrace this year’s theme, ‘Celebrate CommUNITY.’ More…

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Nominations Sought For New CARE Awards

18 Feb , 2018  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its new CARE awards recognizing those who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

CARE stands for Compassion, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence.  The award categories are Direct Support Professional, Self-Advocate, Community Partner, and Hero with Heart.  The first three are all new in 2018.  Hero with Heart originally started in 2008. More…

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