Visit with DODD Ryan Braun April 29, 2022

Visit with DODD

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Director Kim Hauck and Deputy Director Steve Beha visited HCDDS on April 27 to share state updates and learn more about our work in Hamilton County.

During their visit, Director Hauck and Deputy Director Beha visited our Kingsley Building where they sat down with Superintendent Leia Snyder and members of our Board and leadership team to discuss highlights of our work. We shared the goals from our new Strategic Plan along with some of the initiatives we’ve been implementing in Hamilton County, including upcoming outreach for our Early Intervention services, partnerships to support multi-system youth, and our creative collaborative efforts with local hospitals.

Director Hauck also visited a My Life Writer’s Workshop meeting that was taking place at Kingsley that afternoon. She learned more about our new magazine and met Margaret Long and Diana Mairose, two of the advocates who will be contributing to My Life.

The visit concluded with a discussion of remote support and a tour of our recently opened Bramble House property, which uses extensive remote support technology. Hamilton County leads the state in the use of remote support, and we discussed how HCDDS made this new service successful and shared our ideas for growing the availability of remote support in the future.

“It was an honor to share some of the exciting work we’re doing in Hamilton County with Director Hauck and Deputy Director Beha,” said Superintendent Snyder. “We appreciated their time and look forward to building on our partnership with DODD to better support people with disabilities in Hamilton County.”

See more pictures from her visit on our Facebook page.