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Synergy is much more than a training opportunity....it's a side by side experience for people receiving services and those working in the DD system! To keep us all as safe as possible and to maintain the "synergy" that has emerged in the past, we have decided to focus all efforts on the 2021 Synergy celebration of being together again and to cancel the 2020 conference being planned for October 7-9. If you made a hotel reservation, you are responsible for cancelling your hotel room. You will be missed in October 2020, but the Synergy partners look forward to a great celebration with you on October 6, 7 and 8, 2021, at Kalahari! Stay safe, wear your masks in public and keep that 6 ' distance. OADSPOSDAPAR ... See MoreSee Less
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Upcoming Event

Synergy, October 7-8, 2021 at Kalahari in Sandusky, OH. Synergy is a great place to learn from others as well as get the most up to date information in the DD field. Our focus is NOT about politics.  Registration is now open.

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Established and incorporated in 1968 PAR is an association for individuals working in the field of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio. The original office was in Weymouth, Medina County, Ohio and was formed on December 10, 1968. The name of PAR stood for The Professional Association for Retardation in Ohio and the purpose of PAR at the time was “to improve the services for the mentally retarded and their facilities.”

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