Agency awarded another five-year accreditation - Aug 2, 2013
The agency has received another five-year accreditation from the state department that oversees all boards of DD in Ohio.
To receive this accreditation, the agency underwent a rigorous review in April conducted by a team of surveyors from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Services (DODD.)
The official accreditation is granted for four years, with another year added due to the agency’s accreditation from CARF (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) that was also renewed this year.
“We are excited to receive this accreditation as it is reassurance to those whom we serve that our agency provides quality services in cost-efficient ways targeted to their needs,” said Alice Pavey, Superintendent. “It is also gratifying to our hard-working staff to have this stamp of approval for their dedication to and care for people with disabilities and their families.”
All areas of operations were included, focusing on overall efficiency and effectiveness. The reviewers praised several areas, including The Advocacy Leadership Network, Early Intervention, the Major Unusual Incidents & Prevention Department (MUIP) and the creativity and openness of the adult centers and adaptations to support people in working.