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 anne.miller@dcbdd.org.

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

Independent Provider Service Delivery – Family Notification

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Contracts for Locally Funded Services

Frequently Asked Questions about the Early Intervention Core Team Primary Service Provider (PSP) Approach

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National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Across the US, around 39.8 million people provide 21 or more hours of unpaid care each week to an adult with a disability or illness.

Caregiver Action Network began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994, and is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the county. Celebrating this time enables us to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, educate family caregivers about self-identification, and increase support for family caregivers.

Project SEARCH graduates seven from Grady Memorial Hospital program

DCBDD is proud to recognize seven students who recently completed and graduated from Project SEARCH at Grady Memorial Hospital.

project-searchProject SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration. What’s even more impressive? This year, six of seven graduates have already received job offers due to the program’s training and the students’ hard work, while one student is moving out of state. This year’s graduates include Jim Sagan, Chris Maguire, Katie Bright, Patrick Wingert, Ashley Henry, Yasmine Owens, and Laura Hayward.

DCBDD seeking photos from individuals served

As we work to update our marketing material and website, DCBDD is seeking photos of the individuals we serve playing, working, and participating in the community. If you are interested in sharing your photos with us, we may use them in upcoming newsletters, annual reports, general marketing material, our new website, or social media.