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The mission of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to promote safe and supportive environments while understanding our responsibility to respect the choices and needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and to empower them to be engaged in their community.
The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at the Wildey Center (2040 US Highway 50, Batavia, OH 45103).
Members for 2013 are listed below and pictured with Commissioner Ed Humphrey after accepting the Oath of Office in January.
The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities welcomes input from the citizens of Clermont County; however, anyone wishing to address the Board must follow Board Policy 209. Call (513) 732-5027 to receive a copy of this pamphlet.
It is the Vision of the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities to promote and support competence and confidence in families with babies and children and a self-determined, safe and healthy lifestyle for Adults. The Board will be a well-managed, financially responsible public organization with a committed and respected staff that provides cost-effective, quality services. The Clermont County Community will be well informed about developmental disabilities, including causes and preventive measures, and will be accepting of individuals who have developmental disabilities.
Individuals and families served by the Clermont County Board of DD have the right of choice and flexibility regarding what, how and where services are provided. Individuals and families will be empowered to make decisions, become partners and work cooperatively with professionals, and exert control over the services provided to them.
WE BELIEVE that persons with developmental disabilities have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, be able to take reasonable risk and be protected from exploitation, abuse and degrading treatment.
WE BELIEVE that infants and toddlers learn best in their natural environments, doing things they enjoy and with people with whom they are familiar.
WE BELIEVE that educational services will honor the informed choice of the individual or individual’s family in partnership with local school districts.
WE BELIEVE that adults with developmental disabilities have the right to make choices regarding their lifestyle, their working environment and their living arrangements.
WE BELIEVE in providing adequate information to make informed choices. We believe in the importance of ongoing life planning and supporting individuals and families through the many transitions of life.
WE BELIEVE that adults have the right to work in the community in accessible workplaces, with access to the supports necessary to be successful and the right to wages and benefits provided to other workers in the same setting. We believe individuals should be encouraged to seek employment first.
WE BELIEVE that persons with developmental disabilities have the right to have access to the supports and services they need to be participating members of their communities, including transportation, recreation, social outlets and friends and regular interaction with peers who do not have disabilities.