National Developmental Disability Awareness Month

In 1987, President Ronald Reagan declared March as National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! While we strive to raise awareness every day for the many people who have developmental disabilities, we use the month of March to bring added focus on the important mission of making society more inclusive for all.

Board Appointment Application

The Delaware County Commissioners are seeking applications to fill current DCBDD Board Member, Jeffrey Wallace’s seat. After 11 years of dedicated service, Jeffrey has resigned his position on the board effective February 28. We greatly appreciate Jeffrey’s dedication and support to the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Meet Kaitlin!

Kaitlin recently received her teaching license and is now certified to teach kindergarten through 12th grade! She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Findlay and her master’s degree from Otterbein University. When asked how it felt to finally receive her teaching license Kaitlin said, “It feels surreal.” In the next few weeks Kaitlin will be taking the test to receive her Reading Endorsement.

New Bathtub Creates Big Difference

Siblings, Rachel and Matthew are your typical teenagers. They have hobbies, passions, and bright visions for the future. Rachel is a sophomore at The Ohio State University Marion studying Early Childhood Education.  Matthew is a senior at Delaware Christian and loves playing video games and watching the Cincinnati Reds.

Meet Tristan!

Tristan recently graduated from Delaware Hayes High School on December 15, 2017 and is now a Delaware City Schools employee! He began working in the school system over the summer completing landscaping and custodial work. Tristan is a very determined and fast paced worker. In one afternoon, he collected nearly 10 large bags of walnuts from the grounds at Willis. A true member of our community, Tristan played a major role in clearing the playground at Willis in preparation for the ice skating rink for the December First Friday, one of the city of Delaware’s most beloved events.

2017 Strategic Plan Progress Report

In January of 2017, the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities released our 2017-2019 Strategic Plan. From this plan, 6 core goals were identified:

  1. Goal One: Strengthen community inclusion opportunities, supports, and successes

Rett Syndrome Awareness Month

On October 7, 2015, the  General Assembly of the State of Ohio designated October as Rett Syndrome Awareness Month. Rett Syndrome is a very rare non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child’s life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily. (

October Newsletter

Click here to read the October Perspectives issue!

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

2016 Annual Report

“Reflecting back over the past year, I am amazed by how many things we accomplished in 2016,” reported Kristine Hodge, Superintendent of the Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities. To read more from Superintendent Hodge or to see highlights from 2016, click here to read our 2016 Annual Report.

DCBDD Closed for Remainder of Day

DCBDD will remain closed for the rest of the day (October 11, 2017) due to power outages. We are working to resolve this issue with AEP as quickly as possible. Our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

DCBDD Remains Delayed until 12 p.m. (Oct. 11)

Due to the continued power outage, DCBDD will be delayed until 12 p.m. Please watch our Facebook page and website for updates on the situation.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Helpline at 740.369.3316 and ask for the DCBDD staff member on call.

DCBDD On Two Hour Delay

October 11, 2017

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is on a two hour delay and will reopen at 10 a.m. Should we still be experiencing a power outage, we will send out another alert via our website and Facebook page to let you know.

Medicaid Managed Care Presentation

On Tuesday, September 5, the Ohio Association of County Boards hosted a presentation for SSAs and families to learn about Medicaid Managed Care. If you missed the presentation and are interested in receiving a copy of the PowerPoint slides, please contact Anne Miller at

Summit Housing Development Corporation – DCBDD’s New Nonprofit Housing Affiliate

The Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is pleased to announce a new partner! Summit Housing Development Corporation will serve as our nonprofit housing affiliate. Summit Housing offers DCBDD the opportunity to expand housing options for people with disabilities throughout Delaware County.

People In Need Service Project Results

During the week of July 17, 2017, Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) participated in a Week of Service to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of County Boards and give back to a community that has given so much to us. In just one week, 352 pounds of food and supplies were collected and donated to People In Need Inc (PIN). In addition, DCBDD’s staff made a $60 cash donation to PIN.  To read more about the results of our Week of Service, click here to read a letter from Randy Bournique, Associate Director for PIN. Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Week of Service a huge success!

New Help Me Grow Intake & Referral System

DCBDD Gives Back

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a food and supplies drive for People In Need Inc. of Delaware County. To read our latest article, click here.