John Hannah from CRSI was recently featured on "The Friends for Life" podcast. The Friends for Life Podcast dives deep into the topic of Developmental Disabilities, and also discusses topics such as hard work, motivation and entrepreneurship for those who are disabled.
John Hannah is also a part of the Ohio Self Determination Association. He spoke about that cause and more in this episode.
Congratulations to each Attitude of Gratitude nominee in the month of August and winner Lana Patch! We are so fortunate to have so many amazing employees doing incredible work. Thank you for all you do!
Congratulations to each Attitude of Gratitude nominee in the month of October, and our FOUR Winners: Abbigale McCormick, Angela Weis, Antonia Zaccagnini and Cindy Dunham!
We have so many incredible employees doing fantastic work. Thank you for all you do!
After much deliberation, we have decided that we cannot continue with the Bill Butler Champaign Open as planned on August 19, 2020. The needs and safety of people are the foundations on which we have built our mission and core values around, and in this unprecedented time, we feel it best to honor those we serve.
CRSI Staff, Partners & Community Members,
We have been monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic closely, and today I would like to update you regarding our actions. First, I would like to personally assure you our top priority is the health, safety and well-being of the individuals we serve, as well as our employees, families and neighbors. I would also like to assure you we will maintain the highest level of service to each resident we serve.
Per the orders from the Governor's office, no visitors will be permitted at our ICFs (Intermediate Care Facilities) in order to minimize the spread of the virus within our facilities. Please be patient and understand that things will be subject to change quickly as we continue to receive updates and directives. We realize this rapidly evolving situation is creating unique hardships for all of us; however, it is our responsibility to minimize the long-term impact and implications to those we serve. Based on current information, our population is one of the most vulnerable, and we would like to minimize their risk to the best of our ability.
At this time, we have asked our employees to stay home if they are showing any signs or symptoms of illness OR have been in close contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19. We have limited our in-person meetings and are using video conferencing and conference calls whenever possible.
To further minimize the risks to the individuals we serve we are implementing the following precautions:
Thank you for your continued dedication and support.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Latest DODD Guidance and Resources
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) remains dedicated to health and public safety as the department responds to coronavirus (COVID-19).
Here are the latest guidance messages and resources from DODD.
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Intermediate Care Facilities
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Waiver Providers of Multiple Residents in a Single Home
Guidance: COVID-19 Prevention for Individual and Family Home Waiver Settings
Johnson and his wife Kathy have three sons and five grandsons. He is a graduate of Wilmington College with graduate studies at Miami University.
He started his career as a teacher and coach. His immersion into the field of developmental disabilities started in the 1970s as supervisor and houseparent of the Preble County Board of DD residential program.
In 1976 he served as one of the founders of CRSI, an honor he holds today as the last surviving trustee of the original CRSI Board of Trustees.
In 2012 Wendell Hill of Urbana scored his first hole-in-one, winning a 2012 GMC Terrain SLE.
This year, Austin Woodruff scored his first ace on the #3 par 3 at the Urbana Country Club on August 19. He wins $30,000 towards a new Chevrolet, Buick or GMC from Trenor Motors of Urbana. Woodruff was playing on the Johnson Welded Products team with teammates Mike Woodruff, Laren Robisson and TG Johnson.
According to Roger Tehan, president of Trenor Motors, Inc., the auto dealership upped the ante for each golfer a number of years ago. Originally the business offered one car on one Par 3 each year. Now it offers $30,000 towards a car on all four Par 3’s, giving each golfer a unique four chances to win a car.
The all day event makes room for two hundred golfers with twenty-five teams playing in the morning and twenty-five teams that tee-off in the afternoon.
The A.M. flight winning team was PERRYproTECH. Based out of Sidney the company has provided CRSI with information and technology support for many years. The P.M. flight winner was Bracken’s Pub,, a local business located in downtown Urbana.
Proximity Awards went to:
Mike Melvin (A.M.)
Pete White (P.M.)
Longest Drive (Men)
Doug Fenter (A.M.)
T.G. Johnson (P.M.)
Longest Drive (Women)
Shari Folker (A.M.)
Judy Saylor (P.M.)
Closet to the Pin
Mike Bosse (A.M.)
Austin Woodruff (P.M.)
Thank you to all golfers, sponsors and volunteers!
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