In the News


May 8, The Lakewood Observer

Razzle Dazzle ’24, Where Everything Old Is New Again, Cover To Cover


April 30, Ideastream Public Media

Cuyahoga program helps developmentally disabled navigate the justice system


April 9, WKYC

Cleveland artist with cerebral palsy sells paintings across the world


March 21, Cleveland Magazine 

Leadership in Action


March 18, WKYC

A Lending Library Providing Assistive Equipment to People with Developmental Disabilities


March 15, Fox 8 News

Basketball Game Raises Money For Special Olympics and Harvest For Hunger


March 12, WKYC

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities receives grant to help human trafficking survivors


March 11, Channel 19 News

Inclusive Storytime at Westlake Elementary School


March 6, WJW

New Day Cleveland: Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities


February 29, The Daily, Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve’s Mandel School signs new partnerships, offering scholarships to employees at four local nonprofit organizations


February 22, WKYC

Cleveland Hotel Association hosts job fair at Huntington Convention Center


February 21, Lakewood Observer

Cuyahoga Board Of Developmental Disabilities Helps In Many Ways


February 21, Spectrum News 1

Good Life Ambassadors teach others to understand, approach people with disabilities


February 21, Signal Cleveland

Jobs available: Looking for ‘the face of Cleveland’ to welcome visitors in 2024


February 18, Cleveland Jewish News

Organizations seek ways to increase social media accessibility


February 15, WKYC

Cleveland hotels hiring in preparation for high volume of visitors in 2024


January 25, FreshWater Cleveland

Access for all: Playhouse Square’s sensory-friendly performances foster inclusion


January 23, TV20 Cleveland

Stella Walsh Art Show


January 17, 

Make 2024 a ‘Year of Inclusivity’ for those with developmental disabilities


January 12,

Cleveland Orchestra announces 2nd sensory-friendly concert


January 4, Ideastream Public Media

Cleveland Orchestra plans second sensory-friendly concert in February


January 4, Broadway World

The Cleveland Orchestra Will Host its Second Sensory-Friendly Concert



December 13, Ideastream Public Media

Cuyahoga County announces new wellness center for at-risk youth


December 7, Crain's Cleveland Business

New dental clinic to reduce wait times for individuals with developmental disabilities


December 7, Cuyahoga DD and MetroHealth press release 

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and The MetroHealth System Partner on Dental Sedation Clinic


December 1,

Bring fidget spinners and headphones: Sensory-friendly arts performances for autistic, ADHD audiences on the rise


November 1, Crain's Cleveland Business

As the caregiver workforce shrinks, can technology fill the void?


November 1, The Euclid Observer

Cuyahoga DD Cleans Euclid Beach


November 1, The Collinwood Observer

Cuyahoga DD Cleans Euclid Beach


October 24, FreshWater Cleveland

Board of Developmental Disabilities volunteers come together to clean up Edgewater Beach


October 11, Broadway World

The Cleveland Orchestra Will Hold its First Sensory-Friendly Concert


October 6, Geauga County Maple Leaf

NPower Services to Hold “Under A Harvest Moon – An Evening of Dining, Music and Dancing” Benefit


September 26,

Neurodiverse Culture Festival launches its first year with fun for people with autism, other brain differences


September 21, WKYC

Hive Works Honey Co. using power of bees to give opportunities to those with developmental disabilities


September 19, FreshWater Cleveland

All are welcome: First annual Neurodiversity Cultural Festival celebrates our differences


August 18, Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine

LiveSpecial 2023-2024


August 16, Weekly Villager

NPower Services to hold benefit “Under A Harvest Moon – An Evening of Dining, Music and Dancing”


August 4, Toledo Blade

Inaugural Ohio Adaptive Open offers inspiring stories


July 31, Ideastream Public Media

Early intervention for children with disabilities meets growing need in Cuyahoga County


July 20, The Land

Disabled and Proud: Cleveland Disability Pride event comes to Wade Oval Wednesdays


July 13, Northern Ohio Golf Association

Ohio Adaptive Open Welcomes Two Sponsors


June 29, FreshWater Cleveland

Saving bees and kids: A honey company connects corporations and communities


June 29, FreshWater Cleveland

Celebrating diversity: Pride month and Juneteenth bring June festivities


June 15, Chagrin Valley Today

Ground broken for Solon Community Living


June 8,

Solon Community Living breaks ground in more ways than one


June 8, Cleveland Jewish News

After 8 years, Solon Community Living breaks ground


June 8, Weekly Villager

RockAbility, seeking musicians with developmental disabilities, to audition June 24 or June 26 at Metzenbaum/West Geauga Schools Transportation Bldg


June 6, Westlake Bay Village Observer

BAYarts receives grant for sensory garden


June 2, Cleveland Jewish News

Developmental disabilities board awards $339,000 for arts


May 4, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Berea figure skater in adaptive league inspires on and off the ice


April 23,

Those supporting Ohioans with developmental disabilities need higher Medicaid reimbursement: Kelly A. Petty


April 11, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Supporting Inclusive Efforts


April 3,

Rocky River Library receives $4,500 grant to increase inclusivity programming


March 28, FreshWater Cleveland

FRONT Triennial wins Ohio Museums Association’s Best Community Partnership award


March 26, FRONT International

FRONT wins the Ohio Museums Association Best Community Partnership Award


March 23, Ideastream Public Media

Living with people with developmental disabilities shaped my storytelling


March 23, Ideastream Public Media

Pilot program helps older youth with developmental disabilities


March 8,

moCa Cleveland announces 2023 exhibitions and residencies focused on identity, nature, memory, and collaboration


February 22, Great Lakes Publishing

Compassion, Understanding and Empowerment


January 4, West Life

Grant awarded, used to purchase equipment for those with disabilities


January 3, Ideastream Public Media

An 'alternative education' program in Cuyahoga County nurtures students with multiple disabilities



December 21, Crain's Cleveland Business

Letter to the Editor: Ohio must provide funds to help with caregiver crisis


November 28, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

How People with Developmental Disabilities and their Families Can Get the Support They Need


November 21, Crain's Cleveland Business

People on the Move


November 14, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Volunteering to Make a Positive Impact on the Lives of People with Disabilities


November 11,

Amber Gibbs to head Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities


October 27, News 5 Cleveland

Lifelong music fan gets dream job at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame


September 26, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Art Without Limits


August 29, Fox 8 News 

Playhouse Square to host sensory-friendly performance of 'Frozen'


August 9, FreshWater Cleveland

High-tech living: Assistive technology apartments are a boon for Clevelanders with disabilities


August 8,

New ‘Hallway Gallery’ exhibit


August 4,

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes introduce TryTech Smart Apartments in Lakewood


August 3, The Lakewood Observer

Nation’s First Smart-Tech Trial-Basis Apartments For People With Developmental Disabilities


August 2, News 5 Cleveland

New 'smart' apartments give people with disabilities ability to live independently


August 2, Patch

New Smart Apartments Open


August 2, Fox 8 News

New smart apartments in Lakewood for those with developmental disabilities


August 2, North Coast Community Homes 

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes Announce TryTech Smart Apartments


August 2, Cuyahoga DD press release 

Cuyahoga DD and North Coast Community Homes Announce TryTech Smart Apartments


June 14, The New York Times

Can Virtual Reality Help Autistic Children Navigate the Real World?


June 14, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Normalizing neurodiversity: How self-advocates are speaking out and breaking the stigma


June 8,

Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities Superintendent and CEO Kelly Petty retiring in 2023, search for replacement to start later this year


June 8, Patch

Memorial Wall + Microgrids + Search For New Superintendent


June 8,

Hiring the disabled is a win-win for all. There are local groups ready to help


June 8, News 5 Cleveland

New program gives individuals with Down Syndrome jobs, training


June 7,

Lifting spirits through animal and human companionship: Sun Messages


June 5, Cleveland Jewish News

Cuyahoga County BDD, South Euclid PD arrange K-9 meet, greet with clients


June 3, 2022

South Euclid police surprise group from Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities


May 12, Chagrin Valley Today

Hands and hearts


April 21, Chagrin Valley Today

Art center receives inclusivity grant


March 29,

We all can pitch in to make Cuyahoga County more inclusive for those with disabilities


March 24, WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland

Scharene Griggs & Jackie Chapman - Importance of Inclusion


March 15,

Rocky River Public Library awarded a grant to increase inclusive programming: West Shore Chatter

March 6, FreshWater Cleveland

Beck Center completes latest round of renovations, enters home stretch in $6.7 million project


March 3,

Future Ink Graphics creates welcoming home for artists in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood


February 22, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

New Avenues to Independence



October 24, Crain's Cleveland Business

Personal View: People with disabilities critical to economic recovery


July 7, Spectrum News 1

"Smart House” allows mom to move out and gives adult son independence


June 29, News 5 Cleveland

Shaker Heights mom creates 'smart home' for developmentally-disabled son


June 24, FreshWater Cleveland

Gaining independence: After 34 years, Ben is living on his own


March 31,

Seven Hills Community Recreation Center receives $15,000 Cuyahoga DD grant


February 12, News 5 Cleveland

Ohio relying on honor system to get people with severe conditions vaccinated across Ohio


February 6, Cleveland 19 News

University Hospitals first in Northeast Ohio to vaccinate 900 people with developmental disabilities


January 21, FreshWater Cleveland

In the trenches: Home healthcare providers take extra steps to keep everyone safe during visits