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 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

A Special Heartfelt Thank You to the Ohio Elks Association

The Ohio Elks Association, along with the Nelsonville Elks, recently donated $8,000 to Beacon School through their State Project Cerebral Palsy. The Association has generated donations of nearly $20,000 to Beacon School since 2003. The money has been used to purchase equipment and items to enhance and support the needs of our physically challenged children…read more

Featuring – Service & Support Administration

The SSA department has been diligently working on ways to cut expenses to help with budgeting issues occurring throughout the County Board. Since waiver costs are established by DODD and in Ohio Administrative Code, the SSA Department’s only control over these costs is to ensure the waiver services that are authorized in an individual’s Service…read more

This Month’s Spotlight – Beacon School

Hello from the Beacon students and staff! We are pleased to be sharing our spring activities with you. Many of our children will be enjoying nature walks on the bike path to increase their physical activity and playing on the new playground equipment at the South Side Park. The Preschool class is busy learning about…read more

Our Featured Program for April – Pasion Works Studio

Carole Miller has painted her way into being the Passion Works featured artist of the month for April. Carole comes to Passion Works every other Monday and has for many years. Carole’s artwork has been featured on tiles, commissioned art and other fine art pieces. Carole is a pleasure to be around; she is full…read more