ACBDD Athens News 2017

Please enjoy the Special section of the Athens News featuring the ACBDD.

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.

This Month’s Feature – Passion Works

Passion Works artists just took part last weekend in the Ohio University homecoming parade and won third place for their float. The theme was “Better than the Best Ever” and that certainly describes us! Our Artists in Residence, Chris Biester and Christine Miles, spent countless hours working with the Passion Works Artists creating a whimsical…read more

This Month’s Spotlight – PersonnelPlus

PersonnelPlus Business and Advocacy and Advisory Council will be holding its Employer/Employee Recognition on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Athens Recreation Center at 5:30 p.m. This special gala recognizes workers with disabilities that have been trained and/or employed through PersonnelPlus Employment Services. In addition, Athens area businesses will be recognized for employing workers with…read more

Butch Withem Transportation Director

It is hard to believe that school is starting on next Tuesday (8-21-12). We will run 2 vans for community employment on Monday while  transportation staff are at Beacon for our annual employee orientation. Yellow bus routes will start Tuesday morning and run very similar schedules as last year, with the exception of Bus 4, which…read more

2012 Accreditation Survey A Huge Success!

On July 25 & 26, ten Accreditation surveyors from the Ohio Department of DD visited ACBDD’s programs for our required review. In addition to visiting each of our programs, they also visited private day providers, visited individuals in their homes, interviewed parents/guardians and reviewed personnel records to see that training & other employment requirements were…read more

Meet our new Custodial Maintenance Worker – Bryon Elliott!

Welcome Bryon Elliott, our new Custodial Maintenance Worker at ATCO. Bryon started employment with ACBDD on July 19. Prior to coming to ACBDD, Bryon’s most recent job was a substitute bus driver for Federal Hocking schools. Prior to that, he drove a tractor trailer for 8 years, and also brings prior experience in building maintenance….read more

This Month’s Highlight: ATCO Adult Services – The Healthy Senior Program

The Atco Healthy Seniors Program was established to provide services to meet the physical, nutritional, emotional, and intellectual needs of individuals age 50 and older. The Seniors Program was founded almost 5 years ago through a grant from the Ohio University foundation. Leslie Perry coordinates the program at ATCO which is attended by individuals over…read more