Jul 17, 2017

50th Anniversary

A photo collage with images of people with developmental disabilities
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities, including Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. In 1967 the Ohio state legislature approved Senate Bill 169, establishing county boards of DD across the state.

Our rich history of supporting people with DD stretches back even further than our official designation as a county board. Decades before county boards of DD existed in Ohio, parents in Hamilton County came together to create opportunities for their children and build networks of support for people with DD in our community. Their advocacy work and the organizations they developed formed the bedrock of Hamilton County DD Services and the county board system across the entire state of Ohio.

Throughout the rest of 2017, we’ll be celebrating our long history as we remember our past and look forward to our future. Click here to visit the 50th anniversary page and check back regularly for photos, stories, events, and more. 
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