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.

2011 SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Beacon School athletes practiced for weeks in preparation for the Area 8 Special Olympics Track Meet held on April 29. The weather was cold but the competition was hot as our athletes brought many ribbons back to school! Thank you to Nelsonville-York High School for hosting this year’s meet and to the many volunteers that…read more

May’s Fruit/Veggie of the Month: Potatoes

Potatoes have been an essential part of the American diets for over 300 years! Potatoes have continued to be a popular vegetable because of their delicious taste and impressive nutritional content. They are low in calories, free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are also a rich source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Potatoes…read more

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association declares May to be Better Hearing and Speech Month, which focuses on helping people communicate. This month provides the opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and promotes treatment that can improve the quality of life for those who experience problems with speaking, understanding, or hearing. Hearing loss, language disorders, or…read more

Featuring Beacon School

Last month five classes from Beacon School took a step back in time with a visit to Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day as we walked from cabin to cabin learning about life in Athens County in the 1850’s. Characters in period…read more

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOYCE FRANK!

Joyce will be retiring March 31, 2011 after 26 years with the ACBDD. She was hired in 1984 as a Job Coach with Atco, then became Training Coordinator and held that position for 18 years. In 1998 Joyce was hired as the Studio Coordinator at Passion Works, which has flourished under her direction. Thank you…read more

PASSION WORKS

Welcome, Wayne Savage! Our New Studio Coordinator at Passion Works! Passion Works Studio is pleased to introduce our new Studio Coordinator, Wayne Savage. Wayne brings a rich background in the arts spanning more than 30 years of practice, implementation and innovation. As an artist, Wayne Savage sculpts buildings and life scenes from Styrofoam. He is…read more