Aug 5, 2019
Disability Rights Ohio would like your help in setting their priorities for 2020. Please take a brief survey to help them focus on issues where they can have the most impact.
Jul 23, 2019
Tasha Faruqui wanted her daughter to experience summer camp but kept running into roadblocks. Her continued advocacy, along with the willingness of Gorman Heritage Farm, created an inclusive opportunity.
Jun 24, 2019
School is out, summer is upon us, and we’re approaching the middle of 2019. It’s been an exciting year so far, and I want to update everyone on a few projects.
Jun 12, 2019
Learn more about what some are calling a "Right to Hear" bill. House Bill 243, if signed into law, would require private health plans to cover $2,500 per hearing aid-$5,000 total-every four years for hard of hearing children.
May 17, 2019
The 2018 Report to the Community highlights our achievements last year. Each section focuses on a different aspect of how we support people and provides data points, service descriptions, and success stories.
May 13, 2019
Last summer David Tripathy had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. His spirit and determination helped him earn medals in all three of his swimming races.
Mar 20, 2019
Our regional Smart Home is now open. It highlights how technology, such as two-way talk devices, pressure mats and stove sensors, can alert staff who can support a person from a remote location.
Mar 11, 2019
We'd like to introduce you to Sean Bostic, our new Family Engagement Coordinator.
Mar 1, 2019
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with community events, highlighting our services and more.
Jan 25, 2019
As 2019 gets underway, I look forward to a happy and productive year.
Jan 12, 2019
Our three-year strategic plan includes five focus areas that allow us to respond to the needs of our stakeholders and position Hamilton County DD Services for the future.
Jan 8, 2019
Our 2019 Annual Plan is now available. It features 10 goals related to our strategic focus to guide us this year.
Jan 2, 2019
A collaboration between Rost School and the Freestore Foodbank ensures nearly two dozen students have enough food for the weekend. Margaret's Market began this school year and is making a big difference.
Dec 22, 2018
We’re nearing the end of 2018, and I want to take a moment to reflect upon our successes. It has been an eventful year full of accomplishments, including our agency receiving its three-year accreditation from the Ohio Department of DD.
Dec 19, 2018
This week we premiered a special set of interviews for “How I See It," an HCDDS web series. We sat down with a variety of vendors at the Disability Cocoon Tech Festival to discuss telemedicine, remote monitoring and more.
Dec 15, 2018
We'd like to welcome Alan H. Abes to the Board of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.
Dec 2, 2018
Delores Fly spent years in and out of the criminal justice system. Now, with help from HCDDS staff and providers, she’s starting a new journey.
Nov 18, 2018
With two children receiving Early Intervention services, the Keith family has their hands full. An EI developmental specialist is helping both boys make progress.
Sep 13, 2018
We streamlined our new provider page to make it easier for you to find the information you need. The new page includes information on compliance, training, certification and more.
Aug 26, 2018
Ohio’s waiver waiting list rule has changed. If you couldn't make it to one of our in-person information sessions this summer, watch the video here to learn what’s changing and how the new rule will affect you.
Aug 21, 2018
Caleb Smith-Plummer has autism, ADHD and other medical conditions. He graduated from Shroder High School with a 4.0 GPA and third in his class, and he’s starting college at UC this fall.
Jul 29, 2018
It's the end of July, and summer is drawing to a close. As we prepare to begin the new school year and look forward to our work this fall, I wanted to provide a few updates.
Jul 3, 2018
The Schroeder family enjoys celebrating each milestone with their son Ian, who has Down syndrome. The HCDDS Early Intervention team worked with Ian and his family to achieve goals and see his development progress.
Jun 7, 2018
A collaboration among HCDDS, the Clermont County Board of DD and Envision recently was awarded a state grant to offer therapeutic respite and intensive in-home supports.
May 24, 2018
Gov. John Kasich signed the Technology First executive order today making Ohio the first state in the country to place an emphasis on expanding access to technology for people with developmental disabilities.
May 9, 2018
Our 2017 Report to the Community is now available. This year's report provides an overview of many of the ways we support people, highlights some of our major accomplishments last year, and shares stories from throughout the year.
May 1, 2018
After May 6 Marcia Storm will be a Squealer, joining the elite club of people who completed 10 full Flying Pig Marathons. These 26.2 miles mark her 15th year participating in the Flying Pig, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Apr 16, 2018
Earlier this month, Hamilton County DD Services presented Springfield Township Police Criminal Investigations Section with the Outstanding Community Partner Award at the Springfield Township Trustee Meeting.
Apr 9, 2018
Today we discussed Project CARE on “Cincinnati Edition,” a local radio show. This collaborative provides comprehensive intervention and prevention services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have experienced abuse.
Mar 28, 2018
In some ways, it’s a typical love story—boy meets girl and they fall in love. However, David and Linda Walters followed a somewhat different path to a marriage that’s lasted 23 years.
Mar 13, 2018
Tonight the Board passed a resolution affirming its commitment to support school districts in their mandate to educate students with disabilities while continuing to provide a safety net of services and supports for students with the most complex needs.
Feb 22, 2018
This week we debuted episode three of a new three-part web series called "How I See It." It's hosted by advocate Robert Shuemak and focuses on accessible technology.
Feb 14, 2018
Nestor Melnyk, president of our Board, was recently elected president of the board of trustees of the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD.
Dec 21, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close and we look forward to the year ahead, I’d like to highlight the great work we’ve accomplished as an agency this year and consider how we can build on this year’s success in the future.
Dec 7, 2017
This month we kicked off our campaign honoring the past 50 years of County Boards of DD history. We searched our archives to come up with 50 facts celebrating the history of Hamilton County DD Services.
Nov 14, 2017
Thank you to everyone who participated in the school stakeholder conversations this fall. We know that not everyone was able to make it to those conversations, so we've made that presentation and participation available to everyone here.
Nov 8, 2017
Keya Curtis is a Project CARE self-advocate who uses her personal experience overcoming trauma to support other women with disabilities and teach empowerment skills.
Oct 10, 2017
Sam and Zahara, both students at Margaret B. Rost School, are featured on our billboards this year.
Sep 30, 2017
In June we began a community-wide conversation about how we support students with developmental disabilities, including those who attend HCDDS-operated schools. We're now expanding this conversation as we enter the fall.