To inspire, empower, and support people to achieve their full potential.
From the Superintendent
Kristine Hodge
It is hard to believe we are in our final month of 2017 - what a year it has been! As you may have seen, we recently shared our 2017 Strategic Plan Progress Report. So much was accomplished in just one short year. We have....
  • increased the number of people served employed in the community by 10%;
  • partnered with many organizations to provide trainings for staff, families, and people served;
  • implemented Core Teams in Early Intervention;
  • transitioned to person-centered assessments and plans in the SSA Department;
  • increased community inclusion and outreach to community groups;
  • celebrated 50 years of service through many initiatives including our Week of Service and Block Party;
  • enhanced awareness for people with disabilities by highlighting success stories about the people we serve; and
  • launched a new website which provides a better experience for providers, people served, and community members.

Visit our website to read more of our 2017 accomplishments.

When I look at our goals for 2018 and 2019, my excitement grows. With every goal we achieve, we better serve the people and families in Delaware County. It is my hope that each year we continue to enhance our community so that all people have the same opportunities to learn, work, and play in this wonderful place we call home.
Meet Alex - a future doctor who loves piano and trains!
Alex is 9 years old and goes to Wyandot Run Elementary School. He enjoys reading chapter books, gym class, swimming, and playing on the monkey bars at recess. His favorite color is red, his favorite food is pepperoni pizza, and he loves playing with his train set. Alex is also very musically gifted. He has been playing piano for four years and guitar for about 4 months. While he enjoys guitar, Alex says piano is his favorite!

When we asked Alex what makes him special he confidently responded, “I am responsible for this family, I am very loving, and my family needs me.” This was easy to see as his brother Ben said his favorite thing about Alex is that he is always nice. When Alex grows up, he wants to be a doctor.

“Alex made so much progress through Early Intervention. The support we received from the Board through therapies, gym mats, and exercise balls has been very helpful,” said Ben’s dad.

His progress is a result of his hard work, determination, and fantastic support system. We have enjoyed being a part of Alex's story and look forward to seeing what he does next!
Thanksgiving Meal Kits
We were happy to participate in the 3rd Annual Fight Against Hunger Games with Delaware Hayes High School and Delaware County Probate/Juvenile Court! This was DCBDD's first year participating and we are anxious to help again next year.

All month long, our staff brought in food and supplies to create Thanksgiving meal kits for those in need in Delaware County. From this joint effort with Delaware Hayes and the Court, 125 meal kits were created and the Delaware City School Pacer Pantry shelves were stocked.

Thank you to all who contributed!
Delaware County Rocks!
On Monday, November 20, 2017, the DCBDD staff painted rocks to spread joy throughout the county! Take a look at some of the creative rocks painted by our staff. If you find one of our rocks, please post a picture to our Facebook Page with the hashtag #DCBDDrocks and then re-hide it for someone else to find! We hope you are inspired to spread joy throughout this holiday season.
Important Reminders
  • Project SEARCH Information Night - 12/6/2017
If you have a child interested in applying for Project SEARCH, please consider attending the Information Night on December 6. Click here to download the flier.

  • DCBDD Closed - 12/25/2017 - 12/26/2017
We will be closed Monday, December 25 and Tuesday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday. In case of emergency, please contact 740-369-3316.

  • Lifetime of Giving Awards
We are now accepting nominations for our 2018 Lifetime of Giving Awards! Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their support or advocacy for those with developmental disabilities? We have many award categories to choose from. Visit our website to submit a nominatio n!
Upcoming Events
Family Pool Party
December 1, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Delaware YMCA
1121 S. Houk Road
Delaware, OH 43015
Family Advocacy & Quality Conversations
December 5, 2017
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Columbus Speech & Hearing Center
510 E. North Broadway
Columbus, OH 43214

Download the flier for more details.
Deck the Stalls 2017
December 9, 2017
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Stockhands Horses for Healing
3788 Olentangy River Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015

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Sensitive Santa
December 2, 2017
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
7991 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43035

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Holiday Art Sale
December 7, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
7991 Columbus Pike
Delaware, OH 43035

Check a few people of your shopping list with unique gifts made by artists with disabilities. There will be a wide variety of art to choose from! Let us know you're coming by clicking here!
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