Adult Years

The following services are available for adults who qualify:

Advocacy and Community Involvement

Join the advocacy group Speak Up sponsored by the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Everyone can be a self-advocate. Click here for more information about Speak Up or contact Connie Mehlman at (513) 785-2881.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies Colleges fosters one-to-one friendships between college students and adults with IDD and college students without IDD. Historically, adults with IDD have been isolated in home or work environments. Best Buddies Colleges is changing this by providing the opportunity for people with IDD to be involved in campus and community life. To learn more about Best Buddies, click here.

InsideOut Art Studio

InsideOut Studio is an initiative through the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. InsideOut provides an opportunity for artists with disabilities to produce, market, and receive an income from their art; while gaining confidence in their abilities. To learn more about InsideOut Studio, visit their website or contact: Rhonda or Stephen at (513) 857-5658.

Employment WORKS

The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities has committed to putting more resources toward developing more community employment opportunities rather than the development of more traditional facility-based services. The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities makes it a priority to ensure the people we support have as many opportunities as possible to work in the community just like everyone else. We partner with a variety of businesses, vocational service providers, and educational institutions to provide initial and ongoing support, from finding a job to keeping it. For more information click here.

For more information

For more information contact Sherry Dillon, Community Services Director, at (513) 785-2875 or by email.