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Inspirational Stories

I GOT THE JOB! Tim gets Hired at the Winking Lizard

Meet Lucas, the first Gerber baby with Down syndrome 

Man with-down syndrome, 53, showers dad in kisses at airport after week long separation

Upcoming Event

Synergy, October 6-7, 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.

National Wheelchair Basketball Championships – Tallmadge, OH

World Autism Awareness Day – April 2


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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