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

This Month’s Spotlight…Beacon School!

Hello from the Beacon students and staff. We enjoy sharing our school activities with you. Many of our classes have enjoyed fall nature walks and a trip to the Walker Pumpkin Farm near Logan. Students enjoyed picking their favorite pumpkin out of the large pumpkin patch, finding their way through a corn field maze, and…read more

Retirement Congratulations! We Will Miss You Both!

Mary Flowers—15 Years Of Service Mary Flowers will be retiring from the Athens County Board of DD (ACBDD) on December 31, 2012 after 15 years of service to ACBDD following her employment with Atco. Prior to being hired by ACBDD, Mary began at Atco as a substitute Workshop Specialist I in the late 1980’s. Atco…read more

Featured Program: Service and Support Administration

[slideshow] The SSA office held their 4th annual Provider Recognition Banquet on Nov. 8. This year in addition to recognizing the residential providers we also recognized the day service providers in our area. We gave out forty-two awards this year. The MVP, Most Valiant Provider, went to Jacqueline Crites, Independent Provider. The Golden Dart Award…read more

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