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

June is Service and Support Administration Month!

Greetings from Lavelle Road!! We have a new SSS on board, Sunday Franklin. She is not new to the DD world. Sunday worked for APSI, covering Athens County for six years prior to coming to the County Board. Sunday is married, has two children and lives in Cheshire, Ohio. Sunday states she is looking forward…read more

Thank You

A special THANKS to Letha Conner and Alania Monk for their efforts in obtaining a $3,000 grant through the Ohio Elks Association Cerebral Palsy Project. The money was awarded through the Nelsonville Elks Lodge #543, in addition to a donation of physical therapy equipment valued at approximately $3,000. Our heart felt appreciation to the Elks…read more

June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month

Every single month of the year has a national fruit and vegetable of the month, but June is the month that celebrates all fruits and vegetables. Of course, it is important to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables year round, but June focuses on making sure that happens. This month you should focus on…read more

June is Home Safety Month

During June, the Home Safety Council (HSC) is working to educate and motive individuals and families to take actions to increase the safety of their homes and living space. The leading cause of home injury is falls. Individuals who are elderly or who have a disability are at higher risk for falls. Take a moment…read more

2011 SPECIAL OLYMPICS

[slideshow] Beacon School athletes practiced for weeks in preparation for the Area 8 Special Olympics Track Meet held on April 29. The weather was cold but the competition was hot as our athletes brought many ribbons back to school! Thank you to Nelsonville-York High School for hosting this year’s meet and to the many volunteers…read more

May’s Fruit/Veggie of the Month: Potatoes

Potatoes have been an essential part of the American diets for over 300 years! Potatoes have continued to be a popular vegetable because of their delicious taste and impressive nutritional content. They are low in calories, free of fat, cholesterol, and sodium. They are also a rich source of fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Potatoes…read more