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If you are a member of the media and have a question about the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, here is what you need to know.

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities welcomes questions from media regarding agency business and news. When covering a story about the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, all initial contact should be with the Public Relations Office (330.725.7751, ext 273). If they cannot answer all of your questions, they will direct you to a staff member who can.

 

Interview Requests

If you would like to request an in-person, on-camera, phone or radio interview with any MCBDD management, staff member, board member or individual receiving services through MCBDD, please contact the Public Relations Office at 330.725.7751 ext. 273 or by email at pattih@mcbdd.org. Please provide as much information about your interview and media outlet as possible with your request. Many of the individuals we serve are more than happy to be interviewed and welcome the opportunity to talk with the media.

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Photo and Video Shoots

If you would like to shoot photographs for print or video or online broadcast purposes, please contact the Public Relations Office at 330.725.7751 ext. 273 or by email at pattih@mcbdd.org. Please provide as much information about your interview and media outlet as possible with your request. Many of our individuals have photo releases on record. However, we ask that you double check with the Public Relations Office or other staff members to ensure that permission has been granted.


Requests for Press Releases

If you are a member of the media and would like to receive MCBDD press releases electronically, please contact the Public Relations Office at 330.725.7751 ext. 273. You can also sign-up for our e-blast service by clicking here.


Terminology and Jargon

When writing a news story, the proper terminology to refer to individuals that receive services from the MCBDD are program participants, individuals with disabilities or persons, these are all appropriate titles to use.

The field of developmental disabilities tends to use many acronyms, abbreviations and jargon for many of the services and supports provided. Here are some sources that may help the media understand these items when writing or broadcasting information about our agency.

 


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