The Logan County Board of DD now has several clients newly trained in the skills of self-advocacy. Trainer Ty Ferguson from the Ohio Self Determination Association worked with the group to help them master communicating effectively, problem solving, and being part of a community, among other skills. The OSDA is a Columbus-based organization that provides training to empower people with disabilities and their families to better direct their lives.
Earlier this year, a few Board of DD clients worked with the OSDA on Project STIR, Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility. With the recent additional education this group will now be able to train their fellow co-workers and club members.
The Logan County Board of DD integrates advocacy into every activity the board sponsors. This group will continue to attend quarterly training sessions to stay on top of changes in our government that may affect people with disabilities.
Submitted by the Indian Lake school district.