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Phasing out of our role as a provider of direct services

NEW! Two DD provider agencies selected to assume operations of the Adult Activities Centers
After an extensive and competitive process, CCBDD's Board approved at its July 25, 2019 meeting to enter into an arrangement with two DD provider agencies to assume operations of the Adult Activities Centers (AACs).
The two agencies are
 Solutions At Work, Inc. (SAW) and Vocational Guidance Services.

   AACs to be operated by SAW:  Beachwood, East Cleveland, Euclid, Maple Heights, Parma and Rocky River
   AACs to be operated by Vocational Guidance Services: Brooklyn and Southwest

Read the complete news release HERE.

Background Information: In 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) created a new rule in order to eliminate the perceived conflict of interest that exists when a single agency, such as a county board of DD, is both a provider of services AND a coordinator of services, often referred to as support administration or case management. This rule impacts adult services, employment services and transportation services provided by a county board of DD. Ohio has been granted a 10-year period to become fully compliant with this federal rule.


You can learn more about this CMS rule and other policy initiatives influencing change in Ohio’s DD system HERE.

What's on the minds of parents, local DD providers, staff and Board members as CCBDD prepares for privatization?  Click HERE to read a summary of findings from focus groups and surveys conducted in the Spring of 2018.

Presentation from the parent meetings held in September, 2018 at each of the Adult Activities Centers. Click HERE to view this presentation. We created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers from these meetings. Please click HERE to view this document.

Interested in learning about the Ohio Dept. of Developmental Disabilities' provider certification process?  Click HERE for information on provider qualifications and certification.

We're happy to help. If you have questions at any time, please contact us:

For questions about the AAC transition timeline and/or programs at the AACs, contact Janet Keeler at (216) 736-4518 or


For questions about your waiver or waiver services, contact your Support Administrator or Jo Elle Barath at (216) 736-3396 or

For all other questions or if you’re not sure who to ask, contact Jacquie Kasprisin at (216) 736-2709 or



Transition Timeline
The Cuyahoga County Board of DD created a transition timeline (below) to plan for phasing out of its role as a provider of adult, employment and transportation services by 2020.


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Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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