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

Darke DD addresses Federal mandate for ‘conflict-free case management’

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Dear Parents, Guardians, and Self-Advocates: As many of you are aware, the Darke County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Darke DD) has been engaged in discussions regarding our local plan to respond to changes in federal law.  One of the more significant changes requires that county boards of DD in Ohio must comply with federal law regarding ‘conflict-free case management’ – … Read More

Helping People Realize Their Dreams

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Just as little as three years ago, John didn’t have a clear direction for his life.  Now he looks around him and sees a life that he never dreamed of – and… he has even bigger plans for his future.  He has grown from a young kid with little idea as to what he wanted to do, to a young … Read More

Employment Matters: Kyle’s Story

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When Kyle Eichelberger graduated high school in 2013 he was open to a variety of jobs, but one goal was clear; he wanted to work full time. Today Kyle is working one full time job and another part time job and excelling at both of them. Kyle’s journey to reaching his goal of full time employment began in high school … Read More