The Coshocton County Beacon March 28, 2018 - Page 7

Coshocton DD board member appointed to statewide leadership post The Beacon w w w.coshoc 23222 CR 621, Unit 9 Coshocton, OH 43812 Hours by Appointment Hometown Upholstery & Canvas Paul Shapard Please Call: 740-326-2549 0002_032818 All work 100% Guaranteed - We aren’t Happy until You’re Happy! GAMBLING IN AMERICA DID YOU KNOW? PROBLEM GAMBLING AWARENESS MONTH * HAVE THE CONVERSATION 48 States have some form of legalized gambling ? Money Americans spent on legalized gambling $119 billion 75% $ Social costs of problem gambling* $7 billion Gambling Activity of Americans have gambled in the past year *addiction, bankruptcy and crime 15% of Americans have gambled in the past week Over 5 Million Americans meet creteria for gambling addiction Beyond the Basics 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 75% have had problems with alchohol 38% 20% have had problems with other drugs have attempted or committed suicide Signs of Problem Gambling ? ? ARGUMENTATIVE AND DEFENSIVE ABOUT GAMBLING BEHAVIOR ? ? UNEXPLAINED ABSENCES FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME ? LIES TO LOVED ONES ABOUT GAMBLING BEHAVIOR GOING WITHOUT BASIC NEEDS IN ORDER TO GAMBLE BORROWING MONEY TO GAMBLE Coshocton Driver Training School Coshocton Driver Training School offers driver training to adults and students throughout central and southeast Ohio. Family owned and operated, we have been serving the community since 1997. Taking class online? We also help fulfill your driving requirement. We now have branches in: Coshocton, Newcomerstown, Millersburg and Dresden. Visit us at or email us at for more information. Coshocton: (740) 622-9500 Newcomerstown: (740) 498-4200 Millersburg: (330) 473-6001 Dresden: (740) 565-4224 Creating safer roadways by producing better drivers 0022_032818 Help & Hope If you or a loved one needs help with a gambling problem, call 1.800.522.4700 FOR MORE INFO, VISIT: Have the conversation about problem gambling and help someone in need Co-workers Family Friends Doctors & Counselors FOR HELP OR INFORMATION LOCALLY, CONTACT: Allwell Behavioral Health Choices 740-622-4470 Coshocton Behavioral Health Choices 740-622-0033 Ohio’s locally funded and COLUMBUS – A member operated county boards of of the Coshocton County DD off er a variety of services Board of Developmental to Ohioans with develop- Disabilities (Coshocton mental disabilities, in- DD) has become the fi rst cluding early intervention, person with a develop- school age services, case mental disability to also management, and employ- serve as a trustee of the ment services. Established Ohio Association of County 50 years ago by the Ohio Boards (OACB), a statewide General Assembly, Ohio’s advocacy and trade group. 88 county boards of DD Coshocton resident now serve more than 93,000 Shikara Robbins receives people with developmental support from Coshocton disabilities. DD and has served on the Founded in 1984, OACB county agency’s govern- Robbins is a non-profi t organization ing board since April 2016. that acts as the statewide voice of Ohio’s Robbins’ application to become an OACB 88 county boards of DD with local, state, trustee was accepted in March. She will and federal policymakers. It also provides serve concurrently on both boards. professional development opportunities, In her new role, Robbins will help guide communications support, and technical OACB’s priorities for 2018. She will repre- assistance to boards and DD support sent OACB’s East Central region, which professionals. OACB’s governing board includes 11 counties, at board meetings is composed of volunteer county board and statewide events. Robbins said being members and superintendents from a person with a disability means she can provide real-world insight into how Ohio’s across the state. “Every level of our DD support system DD support system can be continuously can benefi t from the experiences and improved for the people, families, and perspectives of people with developmen- communities it serves. tal disabilities, and our association is no “I can help others see how progra ms exception,” said OACB Executive Director should operate to meet the needs of peo- ple like me,” Robbins said. “I look forward Bridget Gargan. “Shikara is a true advo- to participating in activities and meetings cate, and we are excited to add her talents and vision to our leadership team.” outside of Coshocton County as a way to Contributed | Beacon learn about new opportunities and speak up about concerns that aff ect people with disabilities and their families.” Read our Paper online at THE BEACON 7 MARCH 28, 2018