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Ohio Children’s Budget – Issue Brief on Lead

“There is no safe level of lead in the blood and no effective treatments exist to restore the permanent developmental deficits of lead poisoning…Thousands of Ohio children under 6 have been poisoned by lead and continue to be exposed to lead hazards.” Policy Director Gabriella Celeste co-authored the Lead Issue Brief for the Ohio Children’s Budget. The full issue brief can be read here. To read all Issue briefs for the Ohio Children’s Budget, visit

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Schubert Center & Partners Submit Testimony on New Rules for Early Intervention Programs in Ohio

On December 29, 2018 the Schubert Center, and many of our partners, submitted testimony to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disability (DoDD) on proposed new rules concerning early intervention programs. We recommended that language be added to existing rules to provide children with confirmed elevated blood lead levels automatic...

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Ohio Dept of Education Strategic Planning

Policy Director Gabriella Celeste has been an active member of the Ohio Department of Education's Student Supports and School Climate and Culture Workgroup. The workgroup provided strategies that have been incorporated into ODE's strategic plan "Each Child, Our Future." "The five-year plan recognizes that equity continues to be Ohio’s greatest...

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