Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities We support individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lives by embracing individuality and personal choice, developing community opportunities and fostering relationships.

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It’s Whetstone Wednesday! Meet Ellen Chipman!Ellen is a social butterfly and enjoys meeting new people!  She enjoys maki...
09/16/2020

It’s Whetstone Wednesday! Meet Ellen Chipman!
Ellen is a social butterfly and enjoys meeting new people! She enjoys making any type of craft but especially jewelry making and floral arranging. Many of you might have seen some of Ellen’s crafts, in past years, at the Morrow County Fair. Ellen enjoys going out for dinner and shopping with her boyfriend and really enjoys going on vacations to places where she can go shopping! Ellen likes spending time in the Garden Center at Whetstone Industries, participating in People First and Aktion Clubs, being a part of several Special Olympics sports teams, and performing with the WI Copy Cats!

It’s DSP Recognition Week!  With a combined total of 32 years in the DD field, Karen Harris, Wendy Hutchens, and Anna Wa...
09/15/2020

It’s DSP Recognition Week!
With a combined total of 32 years in the DD field, Karen Harris, Wendy Hutchens, and Anna Walters bring a wealth of knowledge to their jobs supporting people with disabilities at Whetstone Industries!

#InThisTogetherOhio
09/15/2020

#InThisTogetherOhio

It’s DSP Recognition Week! Our direct support workforce in Morrow County are the heart and soul of supports for people w...
09/14/2020

It’s DSP Recognition Week! Our direct support workforce in Morrow County are the heart and soul of supports for people with disabilities in Morrow County! Each day this week we will recognize Direct Support Professionals in Morrow County. DSP’s Wanda Dobucki, Linda Fraizer and Martha Osborne, all work at Whetstone Industries and have a combined 32 years of service in the DD field!

Celebrate your uniqueness today!#MotivationalMonday
09/14/2020

Celebrate your uniqueness today!
#MotivationalMonday

09/11/2020
Masks are not fun to wear, but they are necessary and mandated throughout Ohio. It can be difficult to get an individual...
09/10/2020
Masks and New Routines: Helping Children with Special Needs During COVID-19

Masks are not fun to wear, but they are necessary and mandated throughout Ohio. It can be difficult to get an individual with special needs to understand and comply with the new rules due to COVID-19. Here is some advice to help with adapting from Nationwide Children's Hospital. https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/family-resources-education/700childrens/2020/05/masks-and-new-routines-helping-children-with-special-needs-during-covid-19

Adjusting to wearing masks or social distancing can be especially challenging for children who have rigid routines or have heightened sensitivity to change. Here are some recommendations to help with communication, understanding and coping for these children.

#throwbackthursday#2000
09/10/2020

#throwbackthursday#2000

An Important Message Regarding The November 3rd Election!
09/10/2020

An Important Message Regarding The November 3rd Election!

Meet Noah Johnson!Maybe you have heard Noah sing at various entertainment venues around Morrow County?  Noah is an incre...
09/09/2020

Meet Noah Johnson!
Maybe you have heard Noah sing at various entertainment venues around Morrow County? Noah is an incredibly talented musician and singing is one of his passions. Noah also likes to draw, attend concerts, and cook. Staff at WI state that Noah is a great listener as well as being helpful and empathetic to his friends and others. Noah currently works at The End Zone in Mt. Gilead as a dishwasher where he also clears tables, greets customers and helps wherever he is needed. Noah likes hanging out with his friends, family and especially his fiancé. Hopefully you will have a chance to hear Noah sing sometime, it is a real treat!

Empowering people every day is what we do here at Morrow County DD! Our mission is to cultivate a dynamic community wher...
09/08/2020

Empowering people every day is what we do here at Morrow County DD! Our mission is to cultivate a dynamic community where people can make meaningful contributions and lead fulfilling lives. The passing of our levy in November will help us continue to fulfill this mission!

09/07/2020
09/04/2020
Akron Zoo - Accessibility and Wheelchair Route

Happy National Wildlife Day! It might be a little bit of a hike but the Akron Zoo has a full accessibility guide with its website complete with a social story to help prepare your special needs kids for a visit. They have sensory zones and offer weighted lap pads and headphones too. https://www.akronzoo.org/accessibility

Akron Zoo pathways are ADA accessible. In addition, most exhibits are easy to view from any vantage point, and our wheelchair route offers additional access.

#throwbackthursday#johnhiggins&glennlavan#1984
09/03/2020

#throwbackthursday#johnhiggins&glennlavan#1984

How are you handling the COVID-19 pandemic? We know it has been very difficult for many of those we serve and their fami...
09/03/2020
COVID-19

How are you handling the COVID-19 pandemic? We know it has been very difficult for many of those we serve and their families. We have put together a list of resources that can help. Please reach out if you need assistance! http://www.morrowdd.com/covid-19/

To all of our families and those we support, These are challenging times for all of us as we learn how to operate during the coronavirus crisis. As things continue to change daily, we want you to know that we will continue to ensure

Meet Cindy Paynter!Cindy has attended Whetstone Industries in the Production Department for the last several years.  Par...
09/02/2020

Meet Cindy Paynter!
Cindy has attended Whetstone Industries in the Production Department for the last several years. Participating in both People First and Aktion Club, Cindy enjoys “speaking out” and encouraging her peers to practice self advocacy. She really enjoys attending Bible Study classes and her religion is very important to her. Cindy is the “Princess” in her family and enjoys hanging out with her family and going out to eat. She also enjoys watching Hallmark Channel movies, crafts, shopping, and sewing. Cindy hopes that when the Pandemic ends she will be able to start volunteering again!

09/01/2020
Let's start our week and end the month with a little motivation!
08/31/2020

Let's start our week and end the month with a little motivation!

#throwbackthursday#2002
08/27/2020

#throwbackthursday#2002

Meet John Higgins!Many of you may already know John as he has grown up in the Mt. Gilead community.  John is a very soci...
08/26/2020

Meet John Higgins!

Many of you may already know John as he has grown up in the Mt. Gilead community. John is a very social guy, always joking, laughing and attempting to try and get one over on you! John enjoys being a part of his church family sometimes acting as a greeter and helping to collect offerings at his church. An OSU football fan, John enjoys competing with the Whetstone Cougars Special Olympic golf team, playing Bocce Ball and watching baseball. John worked for many years on the WI custodial crew, is a member of both Aktion Club and People First and has many friends at work and in his community. Someday, John would like to take a ride in a hot air balloon and attend the Muirfield Memorial Golf Tournament.

Happy National Dog Day! We want to see your pups! Share their pics and tell us what the best thing about your dog is. We...
08/26/2020

Happy National Dog Day! We want to see your pups! Share their pics and tell us what the best thing about your dog is. We think they are great companions and can teach children very important lessons about responsibility and commitment.

We are rescheduling our focus groups. Stay tuned!
08/26/2020

We are rescheduling our focus groups. Stay tuned!

Clearwater Council of Governments
08/25/2020

Clearwater Council of Governments

Good Afternoon Providers, here is today's Provider News Blast. Be sure to review a lot of important information!

Also below, are some recent pictures that were shared by the Ottawa County Board, Good Life Committee. They brightened the day by coloring the sidewalks. It's the little things!

https://mailchi.mp/67c266168beb/agency-provider-news-blast-7-2-6446484

08/25/2020

Morrow County Board of DD Board Meeting!

The August Board Meeting of the Morrow County Board of DD will be held virtually in accordance with current state guidelines due to the Coronavirus pandemic. If you would like to join the meeting, please call 419-947-1159, ext 302 to obtain the connection information. Thank you!

08/25/2020

Address

406 Bank Street
Mount Gilead, OH
43338

General information

We believe that persons with developmental disabilities have talents and skills that if recognized and developed will allow them to become contributing members of the community. We further believe that the programs which best assist individuals with developmental disabilities in securing a full life, are those which are: independence producing (both economically and personally); placed or implemented in the actual locations and environments where community and life activities regularly occur; accepting of personal choice and the natural consequences of those choices. Finally, we believe that individuals (program, staff, family members, etc.) who assist those with developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential, are those who: hold reasonably high expectations for them; plan programming in ways that demonstrate a recognition of their individuality, freedom of choice, and right to self-determination; maintain knowledge of current (and past) best practices of the profession; evaluate their efforts regularly to assure program focus and direction.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+14199471159

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