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Board of Developmental Disabilities

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 Administrative Offices: 1154 Larc Lane, Toledo, OH 43614
Phone: 419-380-4000 • Fax: 419-380-5136
To contact the Superintendent's Office follow this link.
Follow this link to report abuse or neglect.

Trauma Informed Care Training
June 9 and 10 in Toledo

New approaches are discussed for understanding and supporting people with complex neurobehavioral conditions and histories or trauma and toxic stress.
Follow this link to learn more about this training and for registration information.

Read the Board's 2013 Annual Report
Follow this link.

New video recounts
the history of services for persons
with developmental disabilities 

This 12 minute video captures the history of how
parent volunteers in Lucas County helped create
schools, employment programs and camps.
It is a heritage that current supports and services
are built upon.

Board approves 2014 Action Plan

Each year the Board of DD approves an Action Plan to reflect the steps to address key goals, confirm the Core Values, and commit to the tactical steps that will assure that individuals with developmental disabilities can experience the same opportunities and life experiences as all other citizens. Follow this link to read the Action Plan.

Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities

engages firm to find new Superintendent

          The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities has begun the search for a new Superintendent, retaining Waverly Partners, LLC as its executive search firm.   Board President Rod Standiford will head a 6-member search committee that will work with Waverly Partners to identify qualified local, regional and national candidates. 

“Our committee has developed a profile with the experience and leadership characteristics of our preferred candidate,” Standiford said. “We are open to executives with backgrounds in boards of DD and other kinds of nonprofits or related experience with a commitment to our mission: to assure that people with developmental disabilities have the same opportunities and life experiences as all other citizens.”

The position profile is available at this link.

John Trunk, the organization’s previous Superintendent, resigned after 14 years of service to accept the Superintendent position with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board in Akron.  

For more information about the search, contact search consultants Eric Peterson or Heidi Milosovic at .   

 For more information call Lori Mariucci, Director of Human Resources,
 (419) 380-4000. 

Lucas County takes a leadership position

with Employment First Initiative
John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of DD, was in Toledo for a news conference to announce a collaborative grant for Lucas County that will help more than 70 individuals find community-based employment and help create a model for success with the Employment First Initiative.
Here are excerpts from that news conference.

EduCare Center celebrates its 20th anniversary

The EduCare Center, 1932 Birchwood in Toledo, celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house on July 24th. John Trunk, Superintendent of the Lucas County Board of DD, said, "We know that it truly takes a partnership to accomplish something as truly successful as the EduCare Center."  

Video reflects the Board's Mission Statement

It is the Mission of the Lucas County Board of DD to ensure that all individuals with developmental disabilities have the same opportunities and life experiences as all other citizens.

Proclamation endorses Employment First Initiative

Lucas County Commissioners have issued a Proclamation endorsing the Employment First Initiative to expand community employment opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities.
Read the Proclamation.?

Commissioners issue Proclamation 
(from left) Commissioner Pete Gerken; Kristen Helling, Employment First Project Coordinator; Commissioner Carol Contrada; employee James Hickman; employee Lorenda Hooker; Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak; and Superintendent John Trunk. 

Board approves Action Plan for 2013

The 2013 Action Plan outlines steps that will be taken in 2013 to ensure that vital services and supports are available to individuals with developmental disabilities so they can pursue lives that are meaningful to them. The Board, in identifying goals and priorities, will be mindful of population trends, the changing needs of individuals and their families as they progress through the various stages of life, as well as political and social outlooks. Read the Plan.

Board of DD awarded three-year

CARF accreditation

logo_carf.gifThe Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities has received major recognition for its efforts help individuals with disabilities find employment in community-based settings. The Board of DD was awarded a three-year accreditation by CARF International, a nonprofit accreditor of health and human services founded in 1966.

“This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the lives of the persons served,” said Brian J. Boon, President of CARF International." Read more

Preferred Properties celebrates

20 years of success and making a difference

More chapters have been produced 
in the "Story Tellers" series.

People with developmental disabilities, and those who care about them, talk about their lives. View the videos in Volume 4.  

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