Heinzerling Community Employee is Honored with Award at OPRA Conference

  Congratulations to Foday Koroma for being selected as a “behind the scenes” award winner. This award from the Ohio Provider Resource Association (OPRA) is dedicated to individuals who work “behind the scenes” to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. The award was presented to Foday during a luncheon […]

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Ohio’s Developmental Disabilities chief John Martin leaves after more than a decade of changes

John Martin, director of the State Developmental Disabilities Department, takes a moment for a portrait in his Downtown office. Martin is retiring after 12 years. [Samantha Madar/Dispatch] John Martin will retire next month after an unprecedented 12-year run as director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, serving under both Democratic and Republican governors. More […]

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Mayor Ginther Visits Heinzerling Community

On Monday, April 23rd we welcomed Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and his team to Heinzerling Community. During the tour Mayor Ginther had an opportunity to visit with residents and staff, and learn more about the care and services provided to residents of Heinzerling. We greatly appreciate the time Mayor Ginther and his team took to […]

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Birthday celebrated for man disabled by severe scalding as 3-year-old

By Rita Price The Columbus Dispatch Posted Feb 23, 2018   Althea Lyles long ago lost count of all the times her grandson could have died. There were the initial burns more than 65 percent of his body. Then came the surgeries, infections and brain-damaging episodes of cardiac arrest. And the pain? Doctors and nurses […]

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Thousands of Job Openings in Ohio in the Developmental Disabilities Field

Thousands of Job Openings Watch this recent Fox 28, Good Day Columbus interview with John Martin, Director of the OhioDepartment of Developmental Disabilities explaining this need in our community. There are more than 100 agencies throughout the state that are hiring thousands of workers to care for individuals with disabilities. This includes many agencies right […]

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