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Associates attend STIR training, form advocacy team

Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities officials reported at their recent meeting that several associates recently attended the STIR training, or Steps Towards Independence & Responsibility, at Deer Creek Lodge in Urbana.

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Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities Associates, from the left, Frank Chatifield, Ty Ferguson, Bryan Krehn, Shirley Knight and Junior Baker, hold signs during the recent STIR Training session they attended.

Participants included Ty Ferguson, Junior Baker, Frank Chatfield, Shirley Knight and Bryan Krehn. They learned how to improve their leadership skills within the agency and the community and also how to become better self-advocates.

Following their training last month, the group has formed an advocacy team. They developed a mission statement that they will present at the August board meeting and also at a staff in-service.

Four staff members, Nancy Steinberger, Jenny White, Jennifer Schreiner and Emily Reminder, will participate in The Good Life training that takes place over four months through the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.

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