Celebrating 50 Years of Support

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dinner artwork for FB online (2).pngNow accepting nominations for the Community Recognition Dinner

Join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary at the 24th annual Community Recognition Dinner. We will present awards to individuals, organizations, businesses, families, and volunteers who have made an impact in the community for people with developmental disabilities. Click HERE to purchase tickets and make a nomination ...


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Gattermeyer appointed to state-wide council
Morgan Gattermeyer has been chosen to serve on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council, a state-wide advocacy group aimed to create change that improves independence, productivity, and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities and their families in community life. READ MORE ... 

 

   


rebecca.pngMeet Rebecca!

When she’s not working at one of her two jobs, Rebecca enjoys dancing, reading, writing, fashion and spending time with her family, pets, and friends. According to her mom, Jenny, she has an incredible memory, a great sense of humor, and an amazing vocabulary. READ MORE ...

   


brody.jpgMeet Brody!

Brody is a local 7th grader who loves swimming, video games, and football. He’s especially fond of Bengals' favorite Andy Dalton, who he has been able to meet a few times through events sponsored by the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation. Brody loves football so much that he’s helped coach the team at Lakota Plains Junior School to a 6-0 season. READ MORE ...


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The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities welcomed new Board member Jacquelyn Phillips last week. She was sworn in at the Jan. 11 Board meeting by Butler County Commissioner T.C. Rogers. Phillips is the Health Commissioner for the City of Middletown. READ MORE ... 

 


McMahon-Klosterman.JPGBoard President Thanked for her Service

Kathy McMahon-Klosterman has worked tirelessly to ensure that people with developmental disabilities belong in their community. For the last 12 years, Kathy has served on the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. At her last meeting with the Board of DD, Kathy was praised by the Butler County Commissioners for her service. Her third and final term on the Board of DD ends Dec. 31. READ MORE ... 

 


perfect people profile image.jpgMeet Caitlin and Danielle!

Olympic bowler. Ballroom dancer. Baseball player. Horse enthusiast. Country music lover. Those are a few titles associated with Caitlin D’Avignon but, soon she may be best known as Princess Caitlin, the main character named after her in ‘The Perfect People’, a children’s book recently published by Mascot Books. READ MORE ... 

 


tarah.jpgMeet Tarah!

Tarah loves to attend school, pick her own movies, and she enjoys visiting local attractions like Krohn Conservatory and Newport Aquarium. She also loves to be read to, to take walks, and she holds strong feelings about her fashion choices. She loves to be a part of the group and treasures family time. Since Tarah is unable to speak, her parents rely on body language to determine how she is feeling. READ MORE ...

 


ashley profile image_resized smaller.jpgMeet Ashley!

Ashley is a fun, active young woman who loves her job, shopping, dancing, country music, fashion, and her family. She has worked at Miami University for 16 years in dining services. “It’s awesome there!” Ashley said. “I clean tables, take care of silverware, and I work on the buffet.” She especially enjoys interacting with the students and with her co-workers. READ MORE ...


duane profile image resized smaller.jpgMeet Duane!

Meet Duane! If you stop by the Fairfield Skyline on Hicks Boulevard, chances are you’ll run into someone (or many people) who know Duane. He’s been a fixture there for 32 years washing dishes, busing tables, and making his customers and co-workers smile. READ MORE ...

 


jessi profile image_resized smaller.jpgMeet Jessi!

Meet Jessi! Jessi is a positive force in our local community, whether it’s giving talks at local schools on behalf of her nonprofit organization, You Got the Power, coaching therapeutic baseball, caring for her pets, or just expressing gratitude for the people in her life who have supported her along the way. READ MORE ...

 


ashley with cert.jpgProject STIR empowers Self-Advocates

Speaking in front of a large group was something Philip wouldn’t have even considered before this past summer, but the audience of BCDD board members at their September meeting would have never guessed it. Self Advocates Philip, Ashley and Morgan participated in the annual leadership training program thanks in part to funds granted by the Board. READ MORE ...

 


DSC950182-cropped.jpgLocal business wins state-wide Employer Award

Thyssenkrupp Bilstein received the Employer of the Year Award from the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities. TKB is a valuable partner and has helped to bring awareness about hiring people with disabilities. READ MORE ...

 


speak up advocacy award.jpgSpeak Up wins Advocacy Award

Congratulations to Speak Up for winning the Advocacy Award from the Governor's Council on People with Disabilities! Speak Up is a group of self-advocates from Butler County. In 2016, the group began creating videos called “Just Right.” Each two-minute video highlights one of the 24 rights of people with disabilities and helps people to understand their rights and responsibilities as citizens. The videos are a fun way to learn about rights. READ MORE ...


dalton feature.jpgMeet Dalton!

Meet Dalton! He is a cheerful, active 21-month-old who keeps his mom Angie on her toes. When Dalton was born as a 23-week-old preemie, Angie says the medical team didn’t give the family a lot of hope. His twin passed away shortly after birth, and Dalton spent five long months in the NICU. Earlier this year, he received a Cerebral Palsy diagnosis. READ MORE ...


LFO building.jpgTeam Offices Have Moved

All Board employees are now housed in either our Liberty-Fairfield location: 5645 Liberty-Fairfield Road in Hamilton, or in our Janet Clemmons Center locations: 282 N. Fair Avenue in Hamilton. CLICK HERE to download a map. READ MORE ...

 


Jody&Kasich.jpgBill Signed to remove "R-Word"

Representatives from our Board were with Ohio Gov. John Kasich on July 13, 2016 as he was in Cincinnati to sign an important bill that removes the “R-word” from state law and replaces it with the term “intellectual disability.” Although all County Boards changed their names back in 2009, until the passing of this bill, state statute still included the “R-word.” READ MORE ...


STABLE logo-blue.pngAccounts for Saving & Spending

STABLE accounts are made possible by the ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience) of 2014.The benefits of the STABLE accounts are: tax-free earnings from your savings account ... READ MORE ...

 


RMF.jpgRoommate Finder Tool

We understand how important it is to find a roommate who wants a similar lifestyle and who shares the interests of you or your loved one. We developed Roommate Finder as an easy and effective way to find a ompatible roommate in your area. READ MORE ...

 


12650966_971929649521993_7071190484921107143_n.jpgJust Right Videos

The self advocacy group Speak Up is creating a series of videos featuring superhero Mr. Right and his sidekick Mrs. Responsibility. The videos are intended to help people with disabilities to understand their rights and responsibilities. Click here to see the videos!