New Painting

Check out the new painting at the entrance of Beacon School. It looks amazing. Thanks to Passion Works Studio and Nancy Jane Epling for the job well done!!!

Beacon School’s Pete the Cat

Pete has been busy visiting various locations around town.

What’s Your Story? Jeffrey McCoy

Jeffrey (Jeff) McCoy was born on July 15th, 1981 in Athens county where he has lived for all his life. Jeffrey has been receiving services at ATCO for 12 years before which, he graduated from Beacon School. Currently, Jeffrey lives at Buckeye Community Services in The Plains with many family members living nearby. His favorite…read more

Athens News Special Section 2016

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What’s Your Story? Disability Awareness Festival

Disability Awareness Festival encourages all to embrace the abilities and talents of people and how they make a difference in the Athens community by experiencing their many amazing stories. “What’s Your Story” is the theme of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2016. The Athens County Board Developmental Disabilities and all its public and private partners celebrate…read more

What’s Your Story? Brian McCulloch

Brian McCulloch is not your average 30 year old. Brian was born with Cerebral Palsy but does not let his diagnoses slow him down. He is a graduate of Beacon school and has been attending ATCO for several years. At ATCO, Brian enjoys participating in book club, Zumba, project talk, and pet therapy. He works…read more

Job Posting: Director of Education Service/Principal

Director of Education Service/Principal Qualifications: Master’s Degree with a major in early childhood or special education or related field. Three years in a supervisory capacity in an early intervention or special education program or related area preferred. Demonstrates leadership/management/ communication skills. Has organizational skills. Eligible for ODE Principal certification. Knowledge of ODE and DODD requirements…read more

ATCO Transition Update

ATCO Transition Update From Autumn Brown The 3rd and final Open Forum on May 3rd was completed. We had a lot less in attendance than the first two, but families attended and seemed engaged in the process.  We will be taking a break for the summer and we will schedule a few more open forums…read more

Job Posting: Substitute Adult Program Aides

ATHENS COUNTY BOARD OF DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 801 West Union Street, Athens, OH 45701 (740) 594-3539 Adult Program Substitutes Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent. Registration by DODD A valid driver license and good driving record. Able to drive for routine or emergency situations. Ability to stand and/or sit up to 4 hours at a time….read more