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Transition Completed

New! Phone numbers for the Adult Activities Centers (effective January 6, 2020)

     Centers operated by SAW, Inc.:

          Beachwood: 216-294-3959

          East Cleveland: 216-294-4286

          Euclid: 216-294-3857

          Maple Heights: 216-294-3886

          Parma: 216-294-4023

          Rocky River: 216-294-4525


     Centers operated by Vocational Guidance Services (VGS):

          Brooklyn: 216-881-6868

          Southwest: 216-476-3020



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) regarding the transition of the Adult Activities Centers

Please click HERE to read responses to frequently asked questions.


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.



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




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Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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