Nov 14, 2017
Thank you to everyone who participated in the school stakeholder conversations this fall. We know that not everyone was able to make it to those conversations, so we've made that presentation and participation available to everyone here.
Nov 8, 2017
Keya Curtis is a Project CARE self-advocate who uses her personal experience overcoming trauma to support other women with disabilities and teach empowerment skills.
Sam smiles and puts his arm around his friend Zahara, who is in a stander with large wheels. The left side features a white circle with a blue outline, and the words Supporting Sam and Zahara and thousands of children in the community.
Oct 10, 2017
Sam and Zahara, both students at Margaret B. Rost School, are featured on our billboards this year.
Ken smiles on his yellow bicycle. His riding partners Kayla and Peter are to the right and left of Ken, respectively. The left side features a white circle with a blue outline, and the words Supporting Ken and thousands of adults in the community.
Oct 3, 2017
Cycling enthusiast Ken Oster is featured on our billboards this year with Kayla and Peter, two of his riding partners.
Sep 30, 2017
In June we began a community-wide conversation about how we support students with developmental disabilities, including those who attend HCDDS-operated schools. We're now expanding this conversation as we enter the fall.
Sep 3, 2017
September is National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”
Joy Lawrence Slater with her daughter Rosie.
Aug 22, 2017
A mother and daughter, a pair of long-time friends, and many others shared conversations and connections when StoryCorps came to Cincinnati.
Aug 12, 2017
The Arc of Ohio is collecting feedback on the state’s waiver waiting list process as stakeholders across Ohio work on changes and improvements for people, families and others.
Aug 1, 2017
This week we officially launched our new provider search tool, which has new features including searching by geographic location and functionality on smartphones. It also includes a "wizard" to help narrow down potential providers.
A photo collage with images of people with developmental disabilities
Jul 17, 2017
This year marks the 50-year anniversary of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities, including our agency. Throughout the rest of 2017, we’ll be celebrating our long history as we remember our past and look forward to our future.
Jul 5, 2017
If you're looking to make the most out of the rest of the summer, many places in Cincinnati and Ohio have inclusive and accessible activities, and a few special events are planned for mid-July.
Jun 23, 2017
We believe it's important for people to advocate for themselves and the issues they care about - and there's no better time than now to make your voice heard. Both the House and Senate versions of the American Health Care Act would have devastating effects on people with DD in our community.
May 2, 2017
To proactively position ourselves to continue to provide the highest quality services and supports while responding to ongoing changes within Ohio’s DD system, HCDDS is hosting community conversations for families.
Apr 3, 2017
Our 2016 Report to the Community gives an overview of how we support people, shares specific work we did to improve last year, and highlights a few stories to give you a window into the lives of people we serve. You can view the report here.
Mar 3, 2017
Last May we began a formal process to find a provider to operate our three adult centers. That process is now complete. Beginning May 1, operation of Beckman, Franks, and Kidd adult centers will become the full responsibility of Active Day.
Jan 11, 2017
Stephen J. Jones was recently appointed to the Board of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (HCDDS) by Hamilton County Commissioners.
Dec 29, 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on the past year. Our system of supporting individuals with developmental disabilities continues to undergo major changes to the traditional way services have been delivered for the past 40 years.
Dec 6, 2016
Individuals enrolled in a Home and Community-Based Services waiver may choose to enroll in managed care instead of the traditional fee-for-service program, but enrollment is 100% optional.
Nov 10, 2016
Jason has been collecting tabs for years to help the Ronald McDonald House.
Oct 21, 2016
I want to update you on the ongoing process to select a provider who will operate our three adult centers. Unfortunately, this process has taken longer than we hoped, and we are not yet able to announce the chosen provider.
Aug 23, 2016
As promised, we want to update you on the Request for Qualifications (RFQ) process to have a provider operate our three adult centers. In late July, REM Ohio/Mentor Network, Person Centered Services and Active Day submitted statements.
Aug 8, 2016

The new MUI Reporting Hotline is active and allows staff, providers, and/or others to report an MUI through a voicemail system. There is also an option to speak with a HCDDS staff if immediate assistance is needed 24 hours a day/7 days per week. 

Jul 13, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed two important DD-related bills into law at St. Joseph Home in Sharonville. One officially removes the "R" word from the Ohio Revised Code, and the other relates to nursing and early intervention services.
Jun 1, 2016
Ohio became the first state in the nation to offer STABLE Accounts, which allow people with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefit programs.
Jun 1, 2016
Recently, we have received some questions about the budget deficit we are facing and the reasons for it. I wanted to address them here in case others have the same questions.
May 26, 2016

The Board of HCDDS, with direction from the Hamilton County Commissioners, has chosen to publicize a formal Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking interest from any provider to become the operator of the adult centers in Hamilton County. 

Feb 22, 2016

Ever wonder how your tax dollars help people with developmental disabilities in Hamilton County? Our infographic and video help explain.

Feb 5, 2016

We partnered with the Boards of DD in Butler, Clermont and Warren counties for a series of commercials airing on Local 12 throughout the year. Hamilton County's features Nakiea Spaulding, who works at Cincinnati Children's.

Feb 5, 2016

The stakeholder workgroup launched last fall has presented its final recommendations to help Hamilton County DD Services position itself to meet federal and state mandates that require conflict-free service delivery by 2024. 

Jan 1, 2016
Hamilton County DD Services' 2015 Report to the Community is now available online and includes information about our agency, including the budget, number of people served, and highlights from the year.
Dec 31, 2015

HCDDS Board President Nestor Melnyk was recently elected as a trustee for the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities.