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

Atco-Beacon Severe Weather Procedure

Here is a quick reminder of our procedures for winter weather conditions! To keep informed of unusual circumstances, it is recommended that one of the following radio stations be listened to during the hours of 6 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. WAIS- 770 AM WATH- 970 AM WOUB- 1340 AM…read more

2011 Disability Awareness Festival

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in Ohio. The 2011 theme is Together. The Ohio Public Images Network has four different posters stressing that when we work together towards a truly inclusive community we see the future as brighter, our neighborhoods grow stronger, we accomplish more, and everyone wins! In order to work together and…read more

This Month’s Feature – Transportation

Transportation Director Butch Withem explains to Board Members the driver’s responsibilities on the bus. Board Member Stephanie Morris learns firsthand how a wheelchair is secured on the bus. We were pleased to host the November Board meeting at the Bus Garage this year. We were also asked to present a one-hour training for the Board…read more

State Rep. Debbie Phillips receives “Legislator of the Year” Award

State Representative Debbie Phillips was honored as the “Legislator of the Year” by the Ohio County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB) at their 27th annual convention on December 2. The award was presented by our Superintendent Eric Young, and Dan Schoonover, a self-advocate from Athens County. Representative Phillips represents areas of Athens, Meigs, Morgan and…read more

Thanks to everyone who helped with the Disability Awareness Festival

A BIG THANKS to everyone who had a hand in planning, organizing, presenting, displaying, attending and otherwise supporting the “Disable the Label” event. Once again, it was a successful and astounding collaborative event to witness. Individuals with disabilities and those who advocate for and support them were able to get their messages across with passion,…read more

Featured Program: Atco Adult Services

It is hard to believe that it has been two years that our fuzzy canine friend has been hard at work at Atco. Since January 2008 Delta, a six year old Border Collie, has been coming to Atco to participate in Animal Assisted Activities. AAA is the use of animals to provide opportunities for motivational…read more