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 spotlight is Atco, Inc.

Eight local athletes competed in the 2011 Special Olympics State Summer Games. Athens County was well represented in the bowling competition, by Atco’s bowling team. Local Olympic activities began on Thursday, June 23 at OU’s Peden Stadium with the annual Torch Run, carrying the Flame of Hope to Columbus for the opening ceremonies of the…read more

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Seeks Your Ideas!

Family Forums … Coming in June to Six Locations, Statewide You are invited to attend a Family Forum featuring an informative presentation on Ohio’s budget, by DODD Director John Martin. County Board Superintendents, service providers, and family members will share and ask for ideas about how we can manage – but do more – with…read more

June is Service and Support Administration Month!

Greetings from Lavelle Road!! We have a new SSS on board, Sunday Franklin. She is not new to the DD world. Sunday worked for APSI, covering Athens County for six years prior to coming to the County Board. Sunday is married, has two children and lives in Cheshire, Ohio. Sunday states she is looking forward…read more

Thank You

A special THANKS to Letha Conner and Alania Monk for their efforts in obtaining a $3,000 grant through the Ohio Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Project. The money was awarded through the Nelsonville Elks Lodge #543, in addition to a donation of physical therapy equipment valued at approximately $3,000. Our heart felt appreciation to the Elks…read more

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Every single month of the year has a national fruit and vegetable of the month, but June is the month that celebrates all fruits and vegetables. Of course, it is important to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables year round, but June focuses on making sure that happens. This month you should focus on…read more

June is Home Safety Month

During June, the Home Safety Council (HSC) is working to educate and motive individuals and families to take actions to increase the safety of their homes and living space. The leading cause of home injury is falls. Individuals who are elderly or who have a disability are at higher risk for falls. Take a moment…read more