2018 Developmental Disability Awareness Festival

Developmental Disability Awareness Month is once again coming up in March, and we are very excited to share this year’s theme – Celebrate CommUNITY! In honor of this month, the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting its annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Festival on March 20th, at the Athens Community Center from 6 p.m….read more

A Message From Eric Young

The ACBDD has received our 5-year Accreditation Certificate from the Ohio Dept. of DD. If you remember, this all started back in July of last year and we were notified that we would get at least a 4-year award – which allowed us the opportunity to apply for a 5-year. After gathering and submitting additional…read more

DD Awareness Festival A Great Success!!!

ACBDD’s annual DD awareness festival held at Beacon School on 3/19/13 saw about 200+ attendees including County Commissioner, Athens Mayor, City Council representatives and members of the Athens City Commission on Disabilities. There were many unique presentations, awards, skits, songs by the Atco vocal choir and tours of Beacon School, as well as informational tables…read more

Beacon School Security

Since the shocking school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, we have been working to increase the security in our school building for our students and staff. Beginning Monday, March 11th, all outside doors will be locked during the school day. All staff, parents, university students, volunteers, guests, and other visitors to Beacon…read more

Featured Program – PersonnelPlus

“Employment First” Initiative In Athens County PersonnelPlus Employment Services is proud to be a part of a state and national movement to increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. On March 19th, 2012, Governor John Kasich signed Executive Order 2012-05k establishing Ohio as an “Employment First” State. The Employment First initiative means that Ohio County…read more

Congrats to Mark Cullison!

We are also pleased to announce that Mark Cullison has been appointed as Adult Services Director. Mark’s office will be at PersonnelPlus where he will directly supervise the staff, and oversee the day-to-day operations of PersonnelPlus. We will be filling Mark’s previous position of Habilitation Manager to oversee the day-to-day operations at Atco. Mark will…read more

Featuring – Facilities & Transportation

The Facilities Department for the ACBDD operates and maintains 59,800 square feet of buildings plus grounds. The largest facility is Beacon School which was constructed in 1979 and contains 30,00 square feet of space. The second largest facility is Atco which was constructed in the 60’s and renovated for the Atco workshop in the late…read more