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

DAC Scoop

We have started to wrap up our gardening for the year, the picture we share is of Jeff M. washing a few carrots we harvested from our raised beds that were built from funding through the Athens Foundation As the weather begins to cool and we are unable to venture outdoors much, the Developmental Activity…read more

What’s New In Nursing

The County Board serves as a clinical and community experience site for physicians in training. Medical students learn valuable information on caring for individuals with disabilities. The individuals served by the County Board have the opportunity to educate the medical students from Ohio University on their special needs. Brian McCulloch is an excellent educator. Dr….read more

Thank You

*Dave Sagan “Birdman” for bringing the hawk to visit in September *Mark and Ethan for helping make homemade bread *Joe making sure we have paper towels *Marilyn, Glenda, Brian, Mark, Forest, and Megan helping make healthier oven-baked French fries *Megan and Abbey, volunteers, for spending time and helping us. *David Barba and Laurie Gregg for…read more

Special Feature – Atco and Beacon Nurses

Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities is fortunate to have two registered nurses on staff during program hours. Joanne Heinzman RN, nursing supervisor at Atco, and Lori Johansen RN at Beacon School. Joanne and Lori work with local agencies to utilize other resources available in the community. Some of these agencies include Athens County Health…read more

Calendar Of Events

Please Note: All dates are tentative and subject to change. Oct. 12: Sam’s Club Trip Oct. 19: Circleville Pumpkin Festival Trip Oct. 21: Spookghetti Luncheon and Halloween Party Oct. 31: DAC pumpkin carving Oct. 3, 14, 21, 28 Personal safety training with guest, Cheryl Cesta Oct. 18 & 25: Outings to Hocking College horse barn Oct….read more

Word Of The Month…Opportunity

Atco Adult program believes that all persons, regardless of their disability, have the right to enjoy the same full range of life experiences that others in our community enjoy. We believe that each person who desires to live and work in their community can be successful. We believe the community should be accessible to all…read more