REMINDER – Upcoming ACBDD Stakeholders Meeting – April 30

Hello – we’d like to remind you there will be an Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities (ACBDD) Stakeholders Meeting on April 30, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beacon School.

The ACBDD will continue to host a series of open public forums in the upcoming months. All interested parties are welcome to attend these Stakeholders meetings. The next forum is scheduled for Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Beacon School. The purpose of this meeting is to keep the Athens community apprised of upcoming legislative issues that may create changes in funding, programs, and services. Bridget Gargan, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB) will be speaking about statewide initiatives, the Medicaid and Medicare transition plan, and how state funding may affect our programs. In addition, Steve Kramer, ACBDD Director of Finance and Operations, will discuss waivers and waiting lists, and their effect on ACBDD financial projections. We strongly encourage staff, individuals, providers and anyone interested in the ACBDD services to attend this forum.

Job Posting: Adapted Physical Education Instructor


  • Ohio Department of Education “K-12 PE Teacher License” required.
  • “Ohio Adapted Physical Education Endorsement” required to be obtained preferably by 12/31/15.
  • Red Cross “Water Safety Instructor Certification” required to be obtained preferably by 12/31/15.
  • Red Cross “Lifeguard Certification” required to be obtained preferably by 12/31/15.


  • Participate as an active member of the interdisciplinary team in the development and implementation of an activity-based IEP for each student.  Assess developmental levels and needs of students, develop and implement adapted physical education plans, goals and activities including aquatics. Assess and report progress on IEP goals.  Develop and follow lesson plans. Provide adaptive physical education-related training, guidance and direction to classroom instructor assistants, educational aides and volunteers. Communicate with parents/families as needed.  Develop and implement adaptive aquatic programs and activities, including use of appropriate equipment, and assure safety in and around swimming pool area. Serve as Special Olympics Coordinator.

Wage & Benefits:       Highly competitive wage and benefit package.

Schedule:                    Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 3:00 pm during school year.

Date Posted:               April 17, 2015.

Deadline:                    Friday, May 1, 2015.

Letter of Intent and Resume must be submitted to the Administrative Office,   801 W. Union  St.

Athens, OH  45701, or e-mailed to by 3:00 PM  May 1, 2015.  EOE

Heart Disease in Women – Just the Facts

Heart Disease in Women – Just the Facts

Heart disease is the leading cause of death
in the United States

Deaths caused by cardiac disorders are
more common than all other forms of
cancers combined

Most heart disease can be treated and
sometimes prevented

An estimated 42 million women in U.S
live with a cardiac disorder and most
of them are unaware of it

About 1 in 3 women in the U.S. has some
kind of cardiovascular problem – 34.9%

Women have a different internal rhythm
This causes a women’s heart to beat
faster than a man’s. Researchers also
believe a women’s heart may take longer
to relax after each breath

Women have smaller coronary arteries
than men. Women are 2 times more
likely than men to have plaque erosion

Women are misdiagnosed because
Medical personnel look at patterns of
cardiovascular disease progression
that is present in men

Women may experience chest pain and
have abnormal stress test but no critical
arterial flow limiting lesions is present.
The problem lies in the microvasculature
and endothelial dysfunction

Risk factors (modifiable):
Smoking, stress, cholesterol lipids, diabetes
Hypertension, obesity, poor diet, lack
Of exercise, physical activity, alcohol
intake – 1 drink for women, 2 drinks for
men. Women metabolize alcohol slower
than men

Risk factors (non-modifiable):
Genetics, menopause, metabolic syndrome
(high blood pressure, high lipids, diabetes),
aging, kidney disease

Types of cardiac disorders:
Coronary artery disease, hypertensive
Heart disease(too much pressure,
an enlarged heart), cardiomyopathy
(weakening of heart muscle), valve

Total number of cardiovascular disease
related deaths has been consistently
higher in women than in men for the
past 20 years