Aug 26, 2018
Ohio’s waiver waiting list rule has changed. If you couldn't make it to one of our in-person information sessions this summer, watch the video here to learn what’s changing and how the new rule will affect you.
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.
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.
Jun 7, 2018
A collaboration among HCDDS, the Clermont County Board of DD and Envision recently was awarded a state grant to offer therapeutic respite and intensive in-home supports.
May 24, 2018
Gov. John Kasich signed the Technology First executive order today making Ohio the first state in the country to place an emphasis on expanding access to technology for people with developmental disabilities.
May 9, 2018
Our 2017 Report to the Community is now available. This year's report provides an overview of many of the ways we support people, highlights some of our major accomplishments last year, and shares stories from throughout the year.
May 1, 2018
After May 6 Marcia Storm will be a Squealer, joining the elite club of people who completed 10 full Flying Pig Marathons. These 26.2 miles mark her 15th year participating in the Flying Pig, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
Apr 16, 2018
Earlier this month, Hamilton County DD Services presented Springfield Township Police Criminal Investigations Section with the Outstanding Community Partner Award at the Springfield Township Trustee Meeting.
Apr 9, 2018
Today we discussed Project CARE on “Cincinnati Edition,” a local radio show. This collaborative provides comprehensive intervention and prevention services to people with intellectual or developmental disabilities who have experienced abuse.
Mar 28, 2018
In some ways, it’s a typical love story—boy meets girl and they fall in love. However, David and Linda Walters followed a somewhat different path to a marriage that’s lasted 23 years.
Mar 13, 2018
Tonight the Board passed a resolution affirming its commitment to support school districts in their mandate to educate students with disabilities while continuing to provide a safety net of services and supports for students with the most complex needs.
Feb 22, 2018
This week we debuted episode two of a new three-part web series called "How I See It." It's hosted by advocate Robert Shuemak and focuses on accessible technology.
Feb 14, 2018
Nestor Melnyk, president of our Board, was recently elected president of the board of trustees of the Ohio Association of County Boards of DD.
Jan 11, 2018
We'd like to welcome Dr. Tasha Faruqui and Deana Taylor to the Board of Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities.
Dec 21, 2017
As 2017 comes to a close and we look forward to the year ahead, I’d like to highlight the great work we’ve accomplished as an agency this year and consider how we can build on this year’s success in the future.
Dec 7, 2017
This month we kicked off our campaign honoring the past 50 years of County Boards of DD history. We searched our archives to come up with 50 facts celebrating the history of Hamilton County DD Services.
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.
Oct 10, 2017
Sam and Zahara, both students at Margaret B. Rost School, are featured on our billboards this year.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Oct 19, 2016
Starting Oct. 24, music will fill the air at our Northside facility as Melodic Connections, Cincinnati’s only nonprofit music therapy organization, relocates to our building for a few months after their studio was damaged by a flood.
Oct 17, 2016
Advocate Diana Mairose wrote a column to help keep people with disabilities informed of their rights when it comes to voting in elections.