Consolidation of Adult Centers

Important decision about our future direction

September 8, 2015

From Superintendent Alice C. Pavey


For a few years, you have been hearing about several state and national issues driving significant change to the traditional ways services have been delivered for more than 40 years. Those issues include:

  • Ohio Department of DD’s (DODD) response to Gov. John Kasich’s Employment First Initiative requiring every person served to be on the path of community employment
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2014 rule eliminating funding for segregated services
  • The CMS requirement that a provider of services cannot also be a provider of case management
  • The Department of Justice’s ongoing legal enforcement of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead Decision of 1999 and ADA of 1990, which require services to be provided in community settings instead of segregated settings

At tonight’s Board meeting, we took a first step to fulfill our responsibility to continue serving people with disabilities in the midst of these driving forces of change. This step involves consolidating the four adult centers we currently operate into three. More information about this decision is below

Thank you for everything you do to support people with disabilities, and for your ongoing care and patience as we walk together through this and what is yet to come. I know you will join me in keeping each person’s individual needs at the forefront, as well as our vision and mission of community integration.

Alice C. Pavey


Board resolution consolidating adult centers from four to three

Information sheet about the consolidation for people served, families and providers

FAQ for people served and their families at Jackson

*NEW* Questions and answers from the communication forums

*NEW* Provider Fair flier

Chronology of decision-making

Key concepts and players in Ohio's changing DD system

HCDDS Strategic Plan (2014-2019)

2014 Report to the Community

State of the Agency documents (from forums held in Jan/Feb 2015)

*NEW* Stakeholder group documents


Previous "From the Superintendent" columns regarding changes to the agency and Ohio's DD System