Starlight Programs partnered with OUZ/Zanes State College to host it’s Annual Provider Fair.
This event is for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to have the chance to meet providers of various services.
"We’re wanting to bring in new providers new vendors into Muskingum County. The individuals that we serve with developmental disabilities, have more services and more vendors to choose from," said Missy Hartley, Community Network Coordinator, Starlight Programs. "The vendors here today are a parents group, located behind me for Muskingum County, we also have vendors for residential living, supportive employment, medication equipment and also transportation."
Hartley said by having this event it allows individuals the opportunity to chose what they want based on their needs and their abilities.
"It’s important for them to make decisions in their lives just like it’s important for us to make our own decisions of what type of vendors we would want. If we would want to go out to eat or transportation we pick our own car, they should have that same opportunity that we have," said Hartley.
Visit the Muskingum County Board of Developmental Disabilities website at: www.muskingumdd.org.