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

Spotlighting – Beacon School

[slideshow] 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…read more

Highlighting… Service And Support!

[slideshow] 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…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