Welcome to the Board of Developmental Disabilities Website!
Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 10,000 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...
Come on downtown to the farm!
The new Terrence M. Ryan Agricultural Education Center officially opened June 14, 2013. Cleveland Crops, our urban farming venture with SAW, Inc., our nonprofit partner, will employ 15 people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of food processing at the center. It will also serve as headquarters for Cleveland Crops and Ohio State University Extension-Cuyahoga County. Once an auditorium for the demolished Stanard Elementary School, the building has been fully refurbished, updated and repurposed. If you missed the dedication, check out more photos from the event on our Facebook page.
22nd Annual Friends of DD Golf Outing set for July 12
Sign up now while there is still space available!
Just-A-Buck III opens in Rocky River
Our new Just-A-Buck store, a joint project with our nonprofit partner SAW, Inc., has opened in the River Plaza on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River, just east of the Giant Eagle. Stop in for bargains and great customer service. Your patronage saves you money and does good at the same time! And save even more with this coupon for one free item.
The new store is an expansion of our entrepreneurial efforts to employ men and women who have developmental disabilities. Our other two stores are in Parma at the corner of Snow and Broadview roads and in South Euclid near the intersection of Mayfield and Green roads. And, yes, everything is Just-A-Buck!
Tickets for special performance of A Christmas Carol now on sale
No, it's not too early to start thinking about holiday traditions like the Great Lakes Theater's annual production of the Dickens classic. This year there will be a sensory-friendly performance at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, making live theater more accessible to children and adults on the autism adults on the autism spectrum and their families. For this special performance, accommodations will include a supportive audience environment, designated quiet areas, adjustments to light and sound and online resource materials. Great Lakes Theater expects this performance to sell out early, so don't delay in making your ticket purchase.
Read new Superintendent Kelly A. Petty's first newsletter
Find out the latest news from around the Board of DD in our spring newsletter
Find out what's cooking at our new cafe, how a field of debris now grows a field of dreams and more in the spring edition of Insight.
June 2013 calendar
For those who prefer an electronic version of the monthly calendar sent home with all individuals enrolled at our sites