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Mansfield Police Torch Run Honors Special Olympics Athletes

23 Jun , 2020  

The Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games have been canceled, but that didn’t stop the Mansfield Police Department from having their annual Torch Run to support the athletes in Richland County.

The Torch Run was held last Friday, June 19. About a dozen of Mansfield’s police officers and Richland Newhope staff started the Torch Run at The Mansfield Art Center and ended at the Fraternal Order of Police Memorial at the southeast corner of the square downtown. More…

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Richland Newhope Early Intervention Continues to Serve Via Technology

16 Apr , 2020  

By: Connie Emery, Early Intervention Specialist, Richland Newhope

Ivan Brewer is a super smart and very spirited two-and-a-half-year-old little boy. Like all boys, he loves trucks, dinosaurs, and his new swing set. Ivan, his little brother Joshua, and his parents Josh and Ivy Brewer are a part of Richland Newhope’s Early Intervention Program.

As an Early Intervention Specialist, I typically visit Ivan both in his home and in his Early Head Start classroom to address his expressive language and motor delays. I provide Ivan,his family, and his teachers with fun ways to build Ivan’s strength, balance, and coordination and to increase his expressive communication. More…

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Richland Newhope Welcomes New Board Member

27 Mar , 2020  

Tera Myers is the newest member of the Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Tera, who was appointed by the Richland County Commissioners, took the oath of office at the Commissioner’s office on Tuesday. She has the opportunity to serve on the board for up to three 4-year terms. Tera was sworn in on Tuesday at the Commissioner’s Office by Commissioner Marilyn John due to unusual circumstances regarding the Coronavirus. More…

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Richland Newhope Has Big Plans For March

1 Mar , 2020  

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Locally, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope), has big plans for the month that include numerous events to draw attention to their organization and the work it does in the community.

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 Seeks Award Nominations

8 Feb , 2020  

Richland Newhope/Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is now seeking nominations for its CARE awards. The awards offer the opportunity to recognize outstanding direct service professionals and others in our community who support individuals with developmental disabilities in Richland County.

The name CARE is an acronym for the award categories: More…

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State Officials Like What They See At Richland Newhope

16 Jan , 2020  

Richland Newhope, the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities, received a visit earlier this week from Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director Jeff Davis. Accompanying Davis was DODD Chief Strategy Officer Raivo Murnieks and DODD Legislative Liaison Jeremiah Wagner.

The DODD staff met with Richland Newhope staff at Raintree, a congregate living facility, for a breakfast discussion and a tour of the facility. During the visit, Davis and his staff were able to observe the services provided to the individuals who receive assistance. More…

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Richland Newhope Gifted Funds To Continue Its Mission

8 Jan , 2020  

The FirstEnergy Foundation surprised deserving organizations across the company’s service area with grants totaling $100,000 as part of its annual holiday “Gifts of the Season” campaign. One local non-profit benefited from those gifts.

Since its inception in 2016, the campaign has awarded nearly $400,000 to organizations that work to strengthen communities. More…

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The Unstoppables Camp Is Coming

11 Nov , 2019  

A new experience is arriving for children of differing abilities to experience the joy of basketball — the Tiffany Hildebrand Unstoppables Basketball Camp.

Tiffany Hildebrand dedicated herself to serving the disabled as a Program Coordinator for the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope). She passed away unexpectedly in June 2019; she was only 52 years old. More…

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Hedges Street Building Changes Hands

2 Nov , 2019  

The former Richland County Early Childhood Center located at 255 Hedges Street has been officially transferred from the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) to its new owner the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (Head Start) on October 23 with the finalization of the sale of the property. More…

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Richland Newhope Announces New Board Member

24 Oct , 2019  

Nathan Black is the newest member of the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope).

Nathan, who was appointed by the Richland County commissioners, took the oath of office during his first board meeting Wednesday. He will complete the term of Nicolas Comstock, who resigned from the DD board in June. That term expires December 31, 2021. More…

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Knights Of Columbus Donates To Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund

25 Sep , 2019  

The Knights of Columbus Council 4448, from St. Mary of the Snows in Mansfield, has presented a check totaling $228 to Richland Newhope’s Gift Fund.

Council members collected the money this past spring as part of the Knights of Columbus’ annual “Measure Up” campaign, which involves all K of C Councils in Ohio. The donation has been earmarked for use by Special Olympics. In recent years, the Knights of Columbus have been recognized as a major corporate sponsor to the International Special Olympics with many local councils sponsoring local events. More…

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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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