Gold Standard Provider Initiative - Public Meetings
Stark DD will host two public meetings to get feedback regarding the initiative on Wednesday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the Whipple-Dale Centre.


HIPAA Privacy Notice

Stark DD -- Blueprint for the Future: Stark DD ready to approve new strategic plan
published February 21, 2017 in the Canton Repository

Editorial -- Major changes coming for Stark DD
published June 30, 2016 in the Canton Repository and Massillon Independent

Stark DD -- Adult Services to stop by July 2018 published June 29, 2016 in the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent

TWi, Stark DD look to sever 48-year ties
published June 27, 2016 in the Canton Repository

Caregivers to Stark DD: Slow Down published June 21, 2016 in the Canton Repository and Massillon Independent

Stark DD May Privatize Adult Services by 2018 published April 21, 2016 in the Canton Repository reports on the recommendations put forth by a task force looking at the privatization of their sheltered workshops to meet the federal mandate issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  

Changes to Ohio's Medicaid Disability Determination-- What's a Miller's Trust?
  Upcoming Events:
Sensory Cinema - This Summer
The Canton Palace Theatre, Schumacher Homes & Brain Balance Center of Canton in conjunction with the Love, Andrew Autism Foundation are presenting sensory friendly movie showings every Monday from June 19 to August 14 (excluding 7/17/17) beginning at 6 p.m. Admission is $1 per person. Read the News Release or see the 2017 Movie Lineup.

Triumph Training for FASD Caregivers
Stark DD, in partnership with Stark MHAR/Anti Drug Coalition, is offering a free, four-session training for parents, foster and adoptive parents, guardians, educators, respite care supports and relatives raising or interacting with children diagnosed or suspected of having Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Dates are April 30, May 1, May 7 and May 8; 6 - 8:30 p.m.  Register here.

What's Next in the Transition Timeline? Now until July 2018

The Provider Platinum Standard: An Update
One of the recommendations from the CMS Taskforce was to develop Provider Standards that exceed the minimum requirements to better assist individuals and families during the provider selection process. Read here for an update on where we are with this initiative.