Inspiring, empowering, and supporting people to achieve their full potential.
January 2020
DCBDD News and Updates
2020-2022 Strategic Plan Adopted
During the Board Meeting on December 12, 2019, board members unanimously voted to adopt the proposed 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. Over the next three years, DCBDD's work will be guided by the three goals and their objectives identified in the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan.
2020-2022 Strategic Plan Goals
DCBDD Staff Rolls Out Strategic Plan
On January 22, 2020 the Delaware Gazette published an interview with Superintendent Kristine Hodge and Board President Louis Borowicz on elements of the strategic plan.
Lifetime of Giving
It's time to save the date for DCBDD's Annual Lifetime of Giving! This event recognizes outstanding people in our community who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of people with disabilities. If you are interested in joining us please RSVP by March 2, 2020. RSVP is required.
Submit Nomination for Lifetime of Giving
Has someone made a difference in your life or the life of you someone you know? Please consider nominating them for one of our eight award categories. Click the link below to submit a nomination. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Anne Flanery .
Save the Date - Annual Provider Meeting
DCBDD invites providers to our first Annual Provider Meeting! Join us for a morning of appreciation, local and state updates, and an overview of DCBDD's 2020-2022 Strategic Plan. Light refreshments will be provided.
Community Events Resources
Parent Pages
Take a look at the January Edition of Parent Pages!
The Parent Pages are independently produced.
10 AM - 2 PM
February 1, 2020 and May 2, 2020
Workshops for siblings of people with different needs.  Click here to learn more.
Safety Town Registration
DCBDD is once again working with the Delaware City Police Department and YMCA to bring this great educational event to youth in Delaware. Click here to learn more. Registration is filling up!
Special Needs Planning
January 29, 2020
6:30 p.m.
Alpha Group Dublin
Managing Challenging Behaviors
January 29, 2020
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Willis Education Center
Delaware County Summer Camp Expo
February 1, 2020
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Parent & Family Workshop Transition Planning & Career Exploration
February 12, 2020
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
2020 Census
The 2020 Census is right around the corner! It is important that everyone is counted during the census as it impacts our community and the funding and support allocated to our area. For more information, please click here.
Monthly Community Resource Feature
Delaware Diaper Bank
The Delaware county diaper bank’s mission is to supply disposable diapers and diapering supplies to families in need through agencies and other programs throughout Delaware County.

Monthly Technology First Feature
Octopus Watch
The first icon-based watch the teaches good habits and concepts of time.
  • It links time to events thru 2000+ icons, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand.
  • It's a scheduler for children that fosters responsibility, independence and self-esteem.
  • It's an assistant that helps parents prioritize expectations and stay consistent with daily routines.
  • It's a fitness tracker that tracks physical activity and more.