We received a full 3-year accreditation!
The Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities (BCBDD) was granted a 3-year accreditation through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), which is the longest accreditation range possible and is a direct reflection of the steadfast work their staff is doing to remain compliant with state standards and provide the best quality of service.
Lisa Burt managed the review process on behalf of DODD and in her exit review with the agency, she shared what she heard from many of the families supported by the Board: “You were on the frontlines of the pandemic. There are few opportunities for us to live through a real-life and death situation and you did it with grace,” she said. “Many of the young parents are saying they don’t think they could have made it through the pandemic without your support and the support of their child.”
The State reviews each county board through a week-long audit, confirming that the agency is properly complying with standards. The detailed state survey is demanding under normal circumstances, which were only exacerbated by the complications of the pandemic, the stay-at-home order, and other efforts to ensure the health of the people served by the Board.
“You, the Board members, your Superintendent, and staff are to be commended for your efforts in achieving this status,” said DODD Director, Jeff Davis, in a letter to BCBDD Board President, Dr. Dale French. “Department staff and I are well aware that this accomplishment required considerable commitment of resources and energy.”