Help Me Grow

Serving local families Concerned that your toddler isn’t talking yet? Or maybe he or she seems to lack social skills? Help Me Grow of Hancock Public Health is a resource that can help. An evidence-based program of the Ohio Department of Health, Help Me Grow partners with local families to prepare young children to meet

Grace Speaks Makes a Move

A brick residential home has been overhauled inside to provide the 501(C)(3) non-profit Grace Speaks with three well-equipped clinic rooms for families in need of affordable speech therapy. Grace Speaks was founded by Nicole Leslie and her husband Dr. Todd Leslie to provide a low-cost option for speech therapy for families in Hancock County. The

Communicating With Dignity

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 26 percent of adults in the United States lives with some type of disability, but the disability is not the whole of who they are. People First Language offers a way to communicate that message.

STABLE Accounts

The STABLE Account program, which is Ohio’s ABLE Plan, provides tax-advantaged savings and investment opportunities to individuals with disabilities without risk of losing means-tested benefits.

Kan Du Artists’ New Projects

The artists at Kan Du Studio are expanding their offerings. While the studio’s iconic stars continue to be popular, graphic t-shirts and cell phone PopSockets (available on Amazon),scarves, rugs and dog leashes are all in the works. “We’re always looking for ways to grow and to do something different,” said Mike Chiarelli, CEO of the

Giving Every Child a Chance to Play Baseball

Families from around the United States and Canada traveled to Findlay in September for the very first Miracle League All-Star Event. Held September 14-16 at the Blanchard Valley Health System Miracle Park at the Marathon Diamonds, 90 players from various Miracle League teams were responsible for registration fees and transportation to Findlay but all other

Special Needs Guide 2018

If you’re a parent of a child with special needs, know you’re not alone. Here in Northwest Ohio there are abundant resources available to help you, your child and your family make the most of every day.

Mud Volleyball Tournament Raises Money for Individuals with Down Syndrome

On Saturday, July 14th Local parents involved with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo (DSAGT) hosted the 5th Anniversary of “Get Dirty for Downs” Mud Volleyball Tournament at the Ada War Memorial Park in Ada, close to the Ohio Northern University campus. The tournament drew in participants from all over Northwest Ohio. “This mud