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Flat Rock Announces 2016 Local Church Representatives Training: “Special Needs Ministry & Your Church”

By Meg | August 3, 2016

Register now for the 2016 Local Church Representatives (LCR) Training “Special Needs Ministry & Your Church” on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 10am- 2pm at Strongsville United Methodist Church. Our goal is to start a conversation about how you can best serve persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities in your congregation and community and to…

Flat Rock Now Provides Non-Medical Transportation

By Meg | July 6, 2016

We are excited to announce that Flat Rock is expanding our services to provide non-medical transportation to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in the surrounding community. The need for reliable, quality non-medical transportation for individuals with I/DD is apparent. In an effort to meet this need, the Flat Rock Board of Directors has…

Summer Blessings

By Meg | July 6, 2016

Summer is here and our days are filled with warm smiles and laughter. We are still celebrating Henry’s* graduation from the Flat Rock Education Center.  After a well deserved break, he transitioned to our Adult Advantages program where he will continue to build valuable vocation and social skills. Our school aged individuals are actively participating…

End of School Year Celebrations

By Meg | June 14, 2016

As the 2016 school year concluded, our individuals marked the end of another successful school year by celebrating graduation and prom. Prom was held on perfect summer evening in May at Flat Rock Education Center. We celebrated with four of our individuals attending their prom that evening!    Each of our residents participated in a shopping trip…

Flat Rock Receives Perfect Surveys from Medicaid and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

By Meg | June 14, 2016

The results are in: our individuals are safe, happy and healthy! In April, Flat Rock Homes earned a perfect rating from the Ohio Department of Health and Medicaid in the area of our annual Program and Life Safety Surveys. Then, at the end of May, we were visited by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities for…

Flat Rock Receives Perfect Medicaid Rating!

By Meg | May 6, 2016

In April, Flat Rock Homes earned a perfect rating from the Ohio Department of Health and  Medicaid in the area of our annual Program and Life Safety Surveys. These reviews  carefully analyze our program planning, active treatment, behavioral components, health care and resident satisfaction as well as physical facilities and surroundings.  These high marks were also…

2016 Race at the Rock a Tremendous Success!

By Meg | May 4, 2016

The sun rose on a foggy spring morning April 30, 2016. As the rays began to spread across the campus at Flat Rock Homes, the temperature and the anticipation began to rise for the 2016 Race at the Rock. More than 300 runners and walkers from across Ohio made their way to the Flat Rock…

Act Now! Stand with Individuals with Intellectual & Development Disabilities Whose Interests and Welfare are Jeopardized by DRO’s Unrepresentative Lawsuit

By Meg | April 14, 2016

Dear Friends, I come to you asking once again for your help and immediate action. Disability Advocacy Alliance (DAA), disabled individuals, and their families are sending letters to Governor Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine requesting separate and independent legal representation to defend Ohioans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) against a DRO lawsuit harmful…

Please Stand With Us! Demand U.S. Congress Uphold Residential Choice

By Meg | March 16, 2016

Dear Friends of Flat Rock Homes, I am writing to you on behalf of the parents/families of those served by Flat Rock. Protections and Advocacy Agencies (P& A) and the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) file mass actions with the purpose of closing Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICFs/IID) in pursuit of an…

Join Us! March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

By Meg | March 3, 2016

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. We set aside this month to increase awareness about individuals with disabilities and focus on removing the stigma that so often surrounds the phrase “developmental disability”. We celebrate the successes and stories of persons with disabilities. Established in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Developmental Disabilities Month is designated as…