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

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

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