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Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 13,000 boys and girls and men and women in Cuyahoga County. The community knows us best for our early childhood services, adult activities centers, entrepreneurial employment ventures and group homes, but we’re much more than that.

Our full range of services includes everything from in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to leisure programs for seniors. Much of what we do goes beyond the walls of our own centers and homes and takes place in the community, where we encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play.  more...

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The regular meeting of the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities scheduled for July 24, 2014, is cancelled. The next regular meeting will be Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 5:30 P.M., at the Michael A. Donzella Administration Building, 1275 Lakeside Avenue East, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.


We're looking for input on how best to assist individuals and family members in making choices about who provides your services. Share your thoughts with us by taking this quick five-question survey by Thursday, July 31, 2014.

Making the right choice: Important tips and tools for choosing a provider
RSVP by Tuesday, September 2, 2014, to Margie Pavone at (216) 736-2690 or via email.
Parent forum on choosing the right provider

Funding System Redesign: A conversation about the future of Ohio's DD funding system 
In response to Governor John Kasich's executive order establishing Employment First in March 2012, the Ohio Department of DD has contracted with HIGH IMPACT Mission-based Consulting to develop recommendations for a funding system redesign that supports an increase in integrated employment for adults with developmental disabilities.
These regional forums, offered at multiple times and locations, give stakeholders the opportunity to discuss possible options for redesigning the funding system that supports employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. Participants will receive a set of key principles for Employment First to review and discuss. They'll also hear about at least two funding redesign proposals and have an opportunity to express their opinions.

July 23 - Findlay
1700 E. Sandusky St.
Findlay, Ohio 45840
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.
July 24 - Medina
4691 Windfall Road
Medina, Ohio 44256
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.
July 28 - Urbana
1150 Scioto Street, Suite 100
Urbana, Ohio 43078
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.
July 29 - Pickerington
7140 Reynoldsburg-Baltimore Road
Pickerington, Ohio 43147
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.
August 12 - Batavia
2040 US Highway 50
Batavia, Ohio 45103
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.
August 13 - Circleville
1005 South Pickaway Street
Circleville, Ohio 43113
1-3:30 p.m. & 4:30-7 p.m.

To register, click here. Registration is free.

Cleveland Crops featured on WKYC-Channel 3

Take a few minutes to watch this story about Cleveland Crops, our urban farming venture, by Channel 3 reporter Monica Robbins. Founded in 2010 with the establishment of Stanard Farm in the St. Clair-Superior area just east of the downtown area, Cleveland Crops is a joint project between the Cuyahoga County Board of DD and SAW, Inc. It has quickly grown to include urban farming sites in Ohio City, Willard Park downtown, East 105th Street and East 107th Street, South Euclid, Seven Hills, Parma and Olmsted Township.

Check out the latest edition of Insight
This award-winning publication is mailed to the homes of those receiving our services and supports. You can read it right here.

Take me out to the ballgame
There are two Cuyahoga County Board of DD nights with the Indians left this season. See the Indians play the White Sox in August or the Rangers in September at a discount price with this special promotion. Use offer code: BASEBALL. Prices range from $10-$38, depending on the game date and seat location. Both remaining games are "dollar dog nights" and have post-game fireworks.
Cleveland Indians logo and Cuyahoga County Board of DD logo superimposed on a background photo of Progressive Field

Read Superintendent Kelly A. Petty's May newsletter.

July 2014 and August 2014 calendars
For those who prefer an electronic version of the monthly calendar sent home with all individuals enrolled at our sites

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253