A young man with a disability is wearing his red cap and gown. His wheelchair is surrounded by family
May 29, 2020
While we couldn't hold our traditional graduation ceremony this year, we still want to celebrate the Class of 2020.
May 20, 2020
Mike Fairbanks, a dedicated employee of Hamilton County Developmental Services for more than 20 years, passed away far too soon at the age of 55.
May 4, 2020
We don’t know when we’ll return to normal operations, but we are planning for the eventual reopening of our buildings in a safe and effective way. Our employees developed creative, effective ways to continue their work from home.
Apr 30, 2020
Our 2019 Annual Report to the Community mirrors the focus areas in our Strategic Plan to highlight the progress we’ve made toward our long-term goals.
Apr 1, 2020
Following the governor's guidance, Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services will continue its limited building access through at least May 1, and both our schools are closed.
Mar 17, 2020
As you may have heard, I will be retiring as superintendent of Hamilton County DD Services at the end of this year. Last week our board voted to begin the process of selecting the next superintendent of Hamilton County DD Services.
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Mar 12, 2020
Ohio’s stay-at-home order during this public health crisis makes exceptions for essential human services organizations, and that includes Hamilton County DD Services. We are still working and are here to support you during this time.
Mar 8, 2020
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. To celebrate, we’re sharing stories that highlight aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the importance of this landmark civil rights legislation.
Feb 27, 2020
The next U.S. Census begins this spring, and citizens can fill it out online, by mail, over-the-phone or in-person. Census data helps direct more than $800 billion a year in federal funding, including for key programs for people with disabilities.
Feb 13, 2020
It’s with a heavy heart that we share Marvin Moss passed away on Monday, Feb. 10, at age 73. Marvin was a pioneer in the disability advocacy community, and he will be missed dearly by many people.
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Jan 15, 2020
Our 2020 Annual Plan identifies goals and action steps for the upcoming year. These goals are rooted in our Strategic Plan focus areas and represent concrete steps toward our long-term objectives.
Dec 30, 2019
Looking back on 2019, I’m struck by the number of major accomplishments we’ve had as an agency during the last year. I think it’s important that we reflect on the past year so we can appreciate this great work and continue to build on these successes in 2020.
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Nov 18, 2019
Congratulations to the Southwestern Ohio Council of Governments for big wins at the Cincinnati PRSA Blacksmith Awards on Nov. 14. The group won four awards for their campaign related to the regional Smart Home.
Nov 6, 2019
Thanks to all your work and support, Hamilton County voters approved the Developmental Disabilities Services levy for five more years.
Oct 28, 2019
It was a busy summer and an exciting start to the fall at Hamilton County DD Services. Stay up-to-date on what's been happening in this letter from Superintendent Alice Pavey.
Aug 26, 2019
For more than 50 years, HCDDS has provided services for with people with DD at every stage of life. Our “Services Spotlight” feature highlights some of those services to help you understand what we do and how we empower people to reach their potential and live meaningful lives.
Jul 23, 2019
Tasha Faruqui wanted her daughter to experience summer camp but kept running into roadblocks. Her continued advocacy, along with the willingness of Gorman Heritage Farm, created an inclusive opportunity.
Jun 24, 2019
School is out, summer is upon us, and we’re approaching the middle of 2019. It’s been an exciting year so far, and I want to update everyone on a few projects. 
Jun 12, 2019
Learn more about what some are calling a "Right to Hear" bill. House Bill 243, if signed into law, would require private health plans to cover $2,500 per hearing aid-$5,000 total-every four years for hard of hearing children.
May 13, 2019
Last summer David Tripathy had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – competing in the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle. His spirit and determination helped him earn medals in all three of his swimming races.
Mar 20, 2019
Our regional Smart Home is now open. It highlights how technology, such as two-way talk devices, pressure mats and stove sensors, can alert staff who can support a person from a remote location.
Mar 11, 2019
We'd like to introduce you to Sean Bostic, our new Family Engagement Coordinator.
Mar 1, 2019
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating with community events, highlighting our services and more.
Alice
Jan 25, 2019
As 2019 gets underway, I look forward to a happy and productive year.
Jan 12, 2019
Our three-year strategic plan includes five focus areas that allow us to respond to the needs of our stakeholders and position Hamilton County DD Services for the future.
Jan 2, 2019
A collaboration between Rost School and the Freestore Foodbank ensures nearly two dozen students have enough food for the weekend. Margaret's Market began this school year and is making a big difference.
Dec 22, 2018
We’re nearing the end of 2018, and I want to take a moment to reflect upon our successes. It has been an eventful year full of accomplishments, including our agency receiving its three-year accreditation from the Ohio Department of DD.
Dec 19, 2018
This week we premiered a special set of interviews for “How I See It," an HCDDS web series. We sat down with a variety of vendors at the Disability Cocoon Tech Festival to discuss telemedicine, remote monitoring and more.
Dec 15, 2018
We'd like to welcome Alan H. Abes to the Board of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services.
Dec 2, 2018
Delores Fly spent years in and out of the criminal justice system. Now, with help from HCDDS staff and providers, she’s starting a new journey.
Nov 18, 2018
With two children receiving Early Intervention services, the Keith family has their hands full. An EI developmental specialist is helping both boys make progress.
Sep 13, 2018
We streamlined our new provider page to make it easier for you to find the information you need. The new page includes information on compliance, training, certification and more.
Aug 21, 2018
Caleb Smith-Plummer has autism, ADHD and other medical conditions. He graduated from Shroder High School with a 4.0 GPA and third in his class, and he’s starting college at UC this fall.
Jul 29, 2018
It's the end of July, and summer is drawing to a close. As we prepare to begin the new school year and look forward to our work this fall, I wanted to provide a few updates.
a young mom with brunette hair sits with her 3 year old son who has down syndrome and their developmental specialist, who is a young woman with blonde hair
Jul 3, 2018
The Schroeder family enjoys celebrating each milestone with their son Ian, who has Down syndrome. The HCDDS Early Intervention team worked with Ian and his family to achieve goals and see his development progress.