45 North Road Niles, Ohio 44446        Phone 330.652.9800 Fax 330.652.1345

 1st Row: Alicia Cunningham, Melissa Baker, Kathy Kinney, Tammy Barnes
2nd Row:  Coach Carol Kirsch, Julie Verostko, Paul Colla, Joey Verostko, Marcus Wilson, Coach Joe Sliman 

Fairhaven Special Olympians Win 9 Medals at State Aquatics Championship at Ohio State

Athletes from Fairhaven Special Olympics in Trumbull County competed in the 43rd Annual Ohio Special Olympics Aquatics Meet on December 6th at the Ohio State University's McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.  Over 500 swimmers from across the State of Ohio participated in this year's event, which is the largest in the nation.

Kathy Kinney of McDonald won gold in both of her events; the 25 meter butterfly (21.00 seconds) and the 50 meter freestyle (44.24 seconds).

Julie Verostko of Hubbard also won gold in the 25 freestyle (21.47 seconds) and she narrowly missed a second gold medal in the 50 meter freestyle with a second place finish (48.19 seconds).

Also earning two medals was Joey Verostko of Hubbard who won a silver medal in the 25 freestyle (27.10 seconds) and another silver medal in the 50 freestyle (1:00.46 seconds).

Silver medal winners in the 25 meter freestyle included Alicia Cunningham of Girard (31.13 seconds) and Melissa Baker of Youngstown (36.08 seconds).  Marcus Wilson of Warren earned a bronze medal in the 25 meter freestyle (23.6 seconds).  In the highly competitive freestyle races, Paul Colla of Mineral Ridge earned a 5th place ribbon in the 50 meter (1:03.08 seconds) and Tammy Barnes of Warren won a 5th place ribbon in her 25 meter race (58.76 seconds).

Fairhaven News
Winter Break
The Fairhaven School, Workshops and Offices will be closed from Monday, December 22, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015 for winter break.  We will return on Monday, January 5, 2015.  Have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Calamity Day Information
Questions about calamity days?  Click here for all the information. 
Fairhaven Bulldog Basketball Schedule

Click here to check out the 2015 Fairhaven Bulldog Basketball Schedule.  Good Luck Team!!! 


DODD CMS Transition Plan Forum

There are a lot of changes taking place in Ohio's developmental disabilities system.  One of the significant changes is a new rule from the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which says that Medicaid funds can no longer be used to provide waiver services in or adjacent to settings that have the effect of isolating people.

DODD convened a CMS Transition Plan Committee comprised of stakeholders from across the DD system to identify which settings currently are not in compliance with the new CMS regulations, and develop recommendations for how to bring them into compliance.

Join members of the committee to learn more about the CMS rule and what the state is doing to ensure we're in compliance, ask questions about the transition plan, and learn how you can review the plan and provide feedback:

- Tuesday, January 6th  5:30 - 7:30 p.m. 
    Athens County Board of DD - Beacon School

    801 West Union St.;  Athens, OH  45701

- Thursday, January 8th  6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    ESC Conference Center
6393 Oak Tree Blvd South;  Independence, OH  44131

- Saturday, January 10th  10:00 a.m. - Noon
    Hamilton County Board of DD - Beckman Adult Center

    2600 Civic Center Dr.; Cincinnati, OH  45231

More information about changes to Ohio's developmental disabilities system - including the new CMS rule, the letter from Disability Rights Ohio, and the work of the Strategic Planning Leadership Group - is available online at DODD.Ohio.Gov/OurFuture - you can use the "Feedback" feature of the site to quickly and easily provide comments and ask questions.  Also, watch Pipeline for more information.

Full-Time Teacher Needed
We are seeking qualified Teacher candidates for our school program.  Ideal candidates must have, or be in the process of obtaining, appropriate certification/licensure from the Ohio Department of Education in Special Education - Moderate Intensive area.  Visit our Employment Section for more information and to fill out an application.  Application deadline 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 9, 2015. 
Service & Support Administrator Needed
We have an excellent opportunity for a Service & Support Administrator (SSA) in our program.  Ideal candidates will assess needs of individuals with developmental disabilities, develop and monitor service plans, and ensure that services are effectively coordinated and provided.  On-call responsibilities required.  Visit our Employment Section for all the details and to fill out an application.  Application deadline Friday, December 19, 2014. 
Substitute Teacher Needed
We are looking for Substitute Teachers for our School Program.  Substitute Rate: $15.50 per hour.  Visit our Employment Section for all the details and to fill out an application.
Substitute Classroom Assistants Needed
We are looking for Classroom Assistants in our School Program.  Substitute Rate: $10.00 per hour.  Visit our Employment Section for all the details and to fill out an application. 
Substitute Nurses Needed
We are looking for Substitute Nurses (RN's and LPN's) for our school, workshops, and seniors' program.  Hourly Rate: RN - $17.75; LPN - $15.50.  Visit our Employment Section for all the details and to fill out an application. 
2015 Fairhaven Calendars
2015 calendars are now available for $10 each.  Click here for an order form and for all the information.  Each purchase helps support the needs of individuals in the Fairhaven Program. 
2015 Fairhaven Foundation Calendar Winners
Congratulations to Our 2015 Calendar Winners!
January - Kareem Triggs
, Niles Workshop
February - Kameron Haddox, Tomaski Center
March - Stephanie Bilchak, Tomaski Center
April - Greg Leigh, Niles Workshop
May - Amanda Brozman, Tomaski Center
June - Frances Bernard, Niles Workshop
July - Kari Hubler, Niles Workshop
August - Marlene Miller, Fairhaven School
September - Michael Feldhouse, Niles Workshop
October - Brett Nolan, Niles Workshop
November - Renee Tinelli, Niles Workshop
December - Darris Hopkins, Niles Workshop
CARF Accreditation
The Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been awarded a Three-Year CARF Accreditation.
Read on for the Press Release!

2012-2015 Stragetic Plan
This Multi-Year Vision and Strategic Plan developed for the Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities outlines the actions needed in order to maintain sustainable services and to provide individuals with the supports needed to direct their lives now and in the future.
Upcoming Events
Winter Break
  Monday, December 22, 2014 -
  Friday, January 2, 2015
   No Students/No Adults/
   Offices Closed

Martin Luther King Day
  Monday, January 19, 2015
   No Students/No Adults/
   Offices Closed
President's Day
  Monday, February 16, 2015
   No Students/No Adults/ 
   Offices Closed
All Staff In-Service Day
  Friday, March 13, 2015
   No Students/No Adults
Friday Before Easter
  Friday, April 3, 2015
   No Students/No Adults/ 
   Offices Closed
Spring Break - School Only
  Monday, April 6  -
  Friday, April 10, 2015
   No Students
Memorial Day
  Monday, May 25, 2015
   No Students/No Adults/
   Office Closed
Independence Day
  Friday, July 3, 2015
   No Adults/Offices Closed
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