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What Is Fix The List?

People with developmental disabilities and their families have repeatedly told us Ohio's waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers is overly complex and in need of simplification.  The current waiting list confuses people with developmental disabilities and their families, misleads advocates, and hinders efforts by policymakers to direct resources to where they are needed most.

To better serve Ohioans with developmental disabilities, the organizations listed below have been collaborating for more than 15 months to modernize Ohio’s failed Medicaid Waiver waiting list. We believe replacing the current system will greatly improve the way Ohio’s waiting list for HCBS waivers operates.

2017-18 Preschool Calendar

Harold Lewis Center has approved the Preschool Calendar for the 2017-18 School Year.  

2017-18 HLC Preschool Calendar, click here

HLC Closings and Delays

Closings and Delays at the Harold Lewis Center

HLC Zoo Field Trip

HLC Preschool is going to the zoo!




March 3 - April 15, 2018, providers of day program and employment supports across Ohio -- including 20 in the Southwest Ohio region -- will be opening their doors, both in real time and online, in order to talk about how they are transforming the way they support people from a facility-based focus toward a community-based one.   


Transformation-at-a-Glance is a great opportunity for providers, county board staff, families, individuals, and other stakeholders, to network, ask questions, and discover great ideas on how to improve both services and lives.


Each presenting provider will talk about how they are making change happen around 5 key areas that matter:  Assessment, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and Service Innovation.  They will be offering up real-world ideas and solutions.  




Here's the link to profiles, dates and times, as well as a link to RSVP, for all the Transformation-at-a-Glances happening across the state:

Basketball Season Has Started!

Union County Special Olympics Basketball Team Season Is Here!

Practice Schedule

Mondays at the Harold Lewis Center Gym, 1280 Charles Lane, Marysville
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Wednesday at the Church of the Nazarene, 1126 North Maple St., Marysville
4:30pm - 6:30pm

Main Contact:  David Curry at 937-209-8770

Mobility Go Kart Program Gets New Space

WEST LIBERTY — The family drove up the icy, winding road to get to the top of the hill, where, for them and so many others, magic awaits.

On this sprawling and picture-perfect 42 acres in rural Logan County, Rocky Grimes is expanding his nonprofit organization that develops, modifies and specially outfits bicycles, go-karts and the like to help people of varying abilities overcome their challenges and meet both physical and quality-of-life goals.

Grimes has never had a permanent space where he could build, repair and store the go-karts and equipment for his clients — until now.

Technology rocks - Bluetooth helps a person be more independent

Nick Bowsher, Employment Specialist at the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities, offers a new way to use mainstream technology to help someone be more independent in their job.

Click on read more to watch the YouTube.


UCBDD Hires Special Olympics & Community Integration Coordinator

The Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently hired Logan Plumb to fill the open position of Special Olympics & Community Integration Coordinator.

staff picture Logan Plumb

Congratulations Union County Cougars!

The Union County Special Olympics Cougars basketball team beat Westerville this week 42-17.  

Come cheer on the team, check out the game schedule below.

2017-18 Union County Cougars Basketball Game Schedule

WorkNet Transition

Throughout 2017, we worked to complete our federally-mandated transition out of providing direct services through our community employment division called WorkNet.  We have invited new employment service providers to Union County so individuals have many service provider choices in order to choose a provider that best meets their needs.  We have helped dozens of individuals meet new service providers that they trust and we have passed the torch of being a leader in Ohio for employing individuals in the community to our service provider partners.  Together, with our provider partners, we will collaborate and strive to support individuals in Union County with a developmental disability and will continue to be a leader, supporting individuals to work in their community.


The WorkNet staff will continue to support each individual’s employment journey by working with providers to coordinate jobs with people seeking employment and being an employment resource.  However, WorkNet will no longer exist as a separate program.  In the near future, information typically found through WorkNet, including employment resources and staff contact information, will be available through the Support Services division.


Contact community employment staff through the Support Services Staff Directory or by clicking the link below

Community employment staff

2017-18 Basketball Game Schedule

Click on the link below for the 2017-18 Cougar Basketball Game Schedule

Basketball Game Schedule

UCBDD will Host a Special Olympics Sports Banquet

UCBDD will be hosting a Special Olympics Sports Banquet for all of its 2017 Athletes and Volunteers. 


special olympics sports banquet flyer

HLC Closed

Harold Lewis Center Closed 

HLC Plan B

Harold Lewis Center is on Plan B due to snow covered road in the county. 


AM Class 10-12 (bus pick up is 1 hour and 45 minutes later, drop off is1 hour later than usual)


PM Class 1:30-3:30 (bus pick up is 1 hour later, drop off is 15 minutes later than usual)


All Day Class 10-2:30 (bus pick up is 1 hour 45 minutes later, drop off is regular time)

Playgroup Cancelled

Playgroup at Integrity Gymnastics cancelled Tuesday 1/16/18 due to weather. 

Update: HLC Closed

Update: Harold Lewis Center will be CLOSED Tuesday January 16, 2018 due to snow and ice. Be safe. 

Katie's Pancakes and Santa Claus

Our Harold Lewis Center families enjoyed an evening of catching pancakes and visiting with Santa Claus

pancake fun visit with Santa


The Harold Lewis Center is now offering online fillable forms for the convenience of its parents.  Enjoy the convenience of filling out forms from anywhere you have access to the internet.  Below are the forms currently available in fillable format. If you are interested in our Peer Model Program, please use form below to be added to our wait list.  If you are concerned about your child's development, please click here for the Referral for Evaluation form.

Harold Lewis Center 2017-18 Preschool Enrollment Form - Complete after child has been admitted to program

Harold Lewis Center Peer Model Intake Form 2017-18 - Complete if interested in Peer Model Program

Harold Lewis Center 2017-18 Emergency Medical Form  - Complete after child has been admitted to program

Early Intervention 2017-18 Enrollment Form - Children birth - 3 only


Ohio's Waiver Waiting List process is being improved!

To better serve Ohioans with developmental disabilities, we have started the process of simplifying the waiting list for home and community-based waiver services as well as improving access to resources and services for individuals and families throughout Ohio.  Together, The Arc of Ohio and stakeholders representing individuals and their family members, guardians, providers, county boards of developmental disabilities and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities are working on changes that will improve Ohio's Waiver Waiting List process.


Gohio - New Transportation Option for Union County and the Columbus Region

Gohio Commute is a program of the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's (MORPC) that equips individuals and companies with transportation resources for commuting options that are cost-effective and environmentally friendly.  For more information on how this might benefit you or someone you know, click here for the Gohio Brochure.

Dos and Don'ts of Parent Advocacy

Wrightslaw is a great resource for anyone who needs a great resource for all things that fall under the category of Special Education.  Below is a paraphrased excerpt from an electronic article titled "Parent Advocacy:  What You Should Do . . .and Not Do" by Leslie Seid Margolis, Esq.

What Parents Should Do

1. Prepare for Meetings

2. Prioritize Your Child's Needs

3. Build Good Relationships

4. Document Issues & Concerns

Nick Bowsher and Union County Community Employers

Check out the video below of our own Nick Bowsher talking about our Union County Community Employers



"Find the Joy" with Erica Carlson

Families of the Harold Lewis Center enjoyed an evening of magic with Erica Carlson

the magic wand magic egg the rain and the sun

HLC Plan B

HLC is on Plan B 12/14/2017 due to icy roads in the county.

AM Class is 10:00-12:00

PM Class is 1:30-3:30

All Day Class is 10:00-2:30 

Katie's Pancakes and Santa Claus

The Harold Lewis Center would like to invite their families to enjoy a night of pancakes and visit with Santa

visit with Santa

Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities Special Olympics Changes

The Special Olympics and Fitness Coordinator has resigned from his position at the County Board

The County Board is working on hiring someone to replace him and hope to have someone in place as soon as possible.

The County Board is committed to the Special Olympics program in Union County.

Scarecrow Making Night

Our families of the Harold Lewis Center gathered with their creativity to build their family scarecrow.  We had a great turnout, lots of fun, and saw some very festive scarecrows.


our scarecrow night happy scarecrow teamwork

Erica Carlson

The Harold Lewis Center is excited to have Erica Carlson perform her "Find the Joy" Magic Show on Tuesday November 14th at 6pm.  We hope to see you there.

HLC Plan B

HLC is on Plan B Friday September 15, 2017 due to fog and poor visibility in the county.

AM Class 10:00-12:00

PM Class 1:30-3:30

All Day Class 10:00-2:30

Scarecrow Making Night

The Harold Lewis Center Parent Council (PAC) would like to invite you to create a scarecrow on Tuesday October 24th from 6-7pm



Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference

Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference, a Wrightslaw training program featuring Pete Wright, Esq., will be held in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, October 20, 2017.  This training is top notch when it comes to focusing on:

*Special education law, rights and responsibilities

*Tests and measurements to measure progress & regression


*Introduction to tactics & strategies for effective advocacy

Wrightslaw programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities regarding special education.

For more information & to register click here

Town Hall Meeting on Technology

Join October’s Ohio Family Town Hall on Technology!

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council are excited to host the Ohio Family Town Hall on Technology this month to offer a forum for people with developmental disabilities and their families to discuss their personal experiences using technology to promote independence, while connecting people with information about assistive technology and remote support services.


The town hall is Friday, Oct. 20, from 1 to 4:30 PM at the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities, 7991 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center, 43035.

Join the UCBDD Team
What is Dyslexia?

Dublin City Schools Parent Mentors/SEAC and 

The International Dyslexia Association of Central Ohio



What is Dyslexia?  


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

6:30 – 8:00 pm 

Dublin Community Rec Center

5600 Post Road 

Dublin, OH 43017

Please RSVP to:  dublin_seac@yahoo.com



Ice Cream Social

Join the Harold Lewis Center for their Annual Ice Cream Social

Click here for more information

Tots in Tow Playgroup

Our Tots in Tow playgroup starts in September

click here for more information

HLC Growth - UCBDD/World of Wonders

UCBDD’s mission is to ensure supports are available to people with disabilities.  Our ability to fulfill this mission is at risk at the Harold Lewis Center.  As our community grows, so does the number of pre-school students we support.  We have grown by 25% in the last two years. We began preparing for this space need over a year ago.


The Harold Lewis Center is occupied by the UCBDD pre-school and by a private business, World of Wonders Childcare (WOW).  In June 2016, UCBDD notified WOW of UCBDD’s intent to utilize all of the space at the Harold Lewis Center.  Per the agreement between the two entities, UCBDD was required to give 30 days’ notice.  UCBDD gave over one year’s notice.

2017 Marysville Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

Are you looking for activities to help you enjoy the good weather?  Check out the link below

2017 Marysville Parks & Recreation Activities Guide

GUARDCARE - a free healthcare event

Dental - Physicals - Screenings - Vaccinations-

Developmental screenings for birth to 6 - and more!

For flyer, click here

HLC Meet the Teacher

Save the date...

Healthchek Services for Children Younger than Age 21

Healthchek is Ohio's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. It is a service package for babies, kids, and young adults younger than age 21 who are enrolled on Ohio Medicaid. 



We Are Hiring!!!!

Preschool Coordinator

For more information please see:

EMPLOYMENT Tab  on the

UCBDD website at  www.ucbdd.org/

Or the Union County Board of DD Facebook page.

STABLE Account Impact Continues to Grow

STABLE Account Presentations


Want to schedule one of our staff members to speak to your group about STABLE Accounts?  We offer in-person training, webinars, and other resources to make sure you understand the STABLE Account program. 

Call or email our team directly to coordinate your training event. Continue reading to check out the testimonials from people using the STABLE Account

Ohio Association of County Boards of DD Oppose State Budget Changes

The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities opposes fiver major changes that would prohibit the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities from:

1.  Enrolling ANY new Medicaid waivers in fiscal year 2018 and 2019;

2.  Raising Medicaid rate to fund a wage increase to direct support professionals;

3.  Raising Medicaid rates to permit the streamlining of the Shared Living service model;

4.  Raising Medicaid rates to allow for a complex care add-on; and

5.  Using funds appropriated in the Intermediate Care Facilities Bed Tax Line  Item to fulfill critical services needs.

Ohio Association of County Boards' letter to lawmakers

To contact your representative, click here

To contact your senator, click here


Whole In One Golf Camp

For Children with Autism and Down Syndrome at

The Ohio State University

We Are Hiring
Ronald McDonald

Join us at the Harold Lewis Center for some comedy with Ronald McDonald on Thursday April 20, 2017 at 6:00pm.

Special April Board Meeting


Good Job WorkNet!

As of December 31, 2016, Union County had the highest percentage (65%) of total adults served in Integrated Employment Services in the state of Ohio.  WorkNet's staff has done an awesome job at helping people become a part of their community by supporting people to work in their community.  With that kind of track record, they will be a great asset to our new community employment providers in Union County.

For more information on the State Scorecard, click here

CMS Transition Plan

In January 2014, the federal Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance that outlined settings in which waiver services may be provided.  Ohio's State Transition Plan was the third nationwide to receive CMS approval in June 2016.


CMS also reminded states that an entity may NOT provide BOTH case management and waiver service delivery to a person.  Efforts of the department include supporting county boards of developmental disabilities in transitioning away from providing waiver services.

To see where Union County is in this transition compare to the rest of the counties in Ohio, click here.

Kernels For Life Training

Join us at the Harold Lewis Center Tuesday March 14, 2017 at 6pm for our FREE Kernels For Life Training

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