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The Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) has experienced several significant changes over the past few months.  Historically, Darke DD has provided facility-based services to Darke County residents having developmental disabilities.  Darke DD has always hired direct service staff to provide services based on an individual’s person-centered service plan which was developed by Darke DD staff. The Centers … Read More

2016 Systems Transformation Conference: Moving Forward Together

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March 2, 2016 Crowne Plaza North | 6500 Doubletree Ave. | Columbus, OH 43229 The Employment First Initiative led by The Ohio Department of Development Disabilities is pleased to present a one-day conference regarding Systems Transformation. The conference will offer quality sessions and networking opportunities focused on meeting the needs of Ohio provider organizations and helping to address the challenges … Read More

Eichelberger Promoted at Rural King

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In December of 2015, Kyle Eichelberger was promoted to Department Manager of Feed & Livestock at the Rural King in Greenville. Kyle participated in summer youth and other employment training through Bridges to Transition, a program through the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Kyle began his career at Rural King as a part time loader in January of 2015.

DarkeDD to Hold Public Forum for Feedback on Strategic Plan

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The Darke County Board of DD will accept public feedback regarding its proposed annual action and strategic plans on December 10, 2015.  DarkeDD is required by Ohio Administrative Code to “have a mechanism for accepting public feedback regarding the strategic plan and strategic plan progress reports.” The December 10th meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Conference Room … Read More

Update to DarkeDD Transition Plan

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Dear Parents, Family Members, Guardians, and Advocates: I want to share with you the progress we have made as we continue to transform Darke DD adult services to meet federal mandates.  I originally scheduled an informational meeting for October 15th to give you an update on our progress, but I believe our progress is more easily shared in this letter … Read More