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

March’s Featured Program – PersonnelPlus!

PersonnelPlus, Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce In February, PersonnelPlus Training Coordinator, Stephanie Howell held the first Job Club of 2012. Stephanie facilitated a class of 13 students that focused on job preparation and retention. The participants ranged from high school transition students with no work experience, to adults with developmental disabilities who had years of previous work…read more

Congrats Team Atco!!

On February 13th TEAM ATCO took the plunge! We raised around $750 dollars for Special Olympics and to complete the fundraiser we jumped into lake Snowden on the coldest day of the year so far…It was 5 degrees with the wind chill factored in. The Team was led by Captain Autumn Bycofski, Marilyn Tucker raised…read more

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

“Our Community is Better Together” is the theme for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month 2012. The Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month every March and invite you to consider the true meaning of this year’s theme, “Our Community is Better Together.” Statewide, and across the nation, organizations…read more

Meet our new Adult Programs Habilitation Manager at ATCO! – Mark Cullison

Greetings to all ACBDD Staff I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a short background on my employment history. I got my start in developmental disabilities back in the 1980’s when I worked for the Association for the Developmentally Disabled in Columbus; first in direct care and then as a…read more

Spotlighting – Beacon School

Hello from the Beacon students and staff. We enjoy sharing our fall activities with you. Many of our classes have enjoyed nature walks and a recent trip to the Sweet Apple Farm near Belpre. Our students are continuing to develop social skills with trips into the community to enjoy local restaurants and upcoming holiday shopping….read more

Highlighting… Service And Support!

Residential Provider Awards Day on October 20, 2011 was an exciting and fun event. Over 100 people, providers and individuals were in attendance, and staff as well. Every residential provider present, whether agency or independent, received a “Certificate of Appreciation” for all their hard work, acknowledging that we could not meet the needs of our…read more