About

The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities supports about 3,900 people to live, work and learn successfully in their community. Supports and services are available life-long through contracts with partner agencies or directly provided by our Board.

Founded in 1967, the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities supports about 3,700 people to live, work and learn successfully in their community. Supports and services are available life-long through partner agencies or directly provided by our Board.

Much of our services go beyond the walls of our facilities and take place in the community. The Board’s supports are geared toward the philosophy of person-centered thinking, which places the individual at the center of decisions made about the services they receive. We are committed to helping people determine their dreams and helping to make those dreams come true. 

About 3,900 people with developmental disabilities receive services

  • 1,400 adults (22 years old and older)
  • 1,250 school-age children (6 to 21 years old)
  • 1,200 infants and young children (birth to 5 years old)
  • There are about 150 full-time Board employees
  • Our primary source of funding is from property tax levies collected annually. We were last on the ballot in 2004

Mission Statement

To support individuals to successfully live, work and learn in the community.

Person-Centered Philosophy

The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities is founded on the belief that all people have inherent worth and the right to be treated with dignity – regardless of circumstances.

Our supports are geared toward the philosophy of person-centered thinking.  We place the individual at the center of decisions made about the services they receive. We’re committed to helping people determine their dreams and helping to make those dreams come true!

Trauma-informed Care

Our Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Initiative acknowledges the role trauma plays in the lives of the individuals who receive services. 

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