A Life of Inclusion: Working and Living in my Community

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Get to know Greenville, Ohio resident Tom Messer and he will dispel many myths about people with disabilities. Tom works 40 hours most weeks, drives his own car, and lives independently with his wife Alice. Tom is employed at Taco Bell in Greenville.  Although he can do most jobs in the restaurant, Tom’s primary position is “back up” where he keeps … Read More

‘Switching Gears’ Students Focus on Career Choices

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Students in the Switching Gears program focused this week on exploring career choices.  Switching Gears is the title of this year’s Summer Youth Program, offered through the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD).  This program teaches work and independent living skills.  Students viewed career videos and discussed skills needed for the careers they were interested in.  Activities helped … Read More

Darke DD Provides Summer Youth Program

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The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) is hosting their 4th Annual  Summer Youth Program.  Previously funded through Vocational Rehabilitation Services, this year’s program, titled ”Switching Gears”, is being staffed and funded by Darke DD and is for youth ages 14 and 15 who are currently being served by the agency.  Ten students from various schools in Darke … Read More