Welcome to the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities
The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities offers a wide variety of programs and services designs to emphasize the abilities of everyone.¬† Please follow the Quick Start Guide link below¬†for an overview of these programs.¬† If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact our Community Services Department at 330-799-9039
Providing opportunities that maximize quality of life through collaboration and connection to the community.
The Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regularly scheduled Board meeting on Monday, March 19 at 6:00 pm at Leonard Kirtz School (4801 Woodridge Drive, Austintown, OH 44515). As part of our Awareness Month programs, a traveling history of the Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities will be on display at 5:00 PM with light refreshments.¬† This display outlines significant time periods in the development of County Board Programs
Please follow the link below for a tentative agenda of the Board Meeting
The next issue of the Communicator Newsletter is available HERE
This month‚Äôs features include:
Donuts for Dads
Chris Rupinsky’s Story
March is DD Awareness Month, look for the Celebrate CommUNITY circular in the Neighbors and Vindicator Newspapers on March 24th
The¬† MCBDD currently has¬†¬†a job opening¬† for the¬†following¬† position:
Quality Assurance Specialist
MARCH IS DD AWARENESS MONTH:
The MCBDD will be hosting Awareness Month Activities during March.¬† For a list of activities, please click HERE
The¬† MCBDD currently has¬†¬†job openings¬† for the¬†following¬† positions:
Public Relations/Marketing Specialist
For more information, please click HERE
Go Baby Go program takes place at MCCTC
Reprinted from the Poland Neighbors Newspaper (Youngstown Vindicator)
By ABBY SLANKER
The second annual Go Baby Go build took place at the Mahoning County Career and Technical
Center, with six teams of students and professionals modifying ride-on cars for six children on Jan. 21.
Go Baby Go is a program which provides modified ride-on cars for young children with disabilities. Dr. Cole Gallaway PT, PhD, an associate professor at the University of Delaware, founded this program. As there are only a few commercially available devices to promote mobility in young children, modified ride-on cars can facilitate a child‚Äôs independence at a much younger age, and at a relatively low cost.
Follow the link below for more information and the rest of the Story
The MCBDD currently has job openings for the following positions:¬† Service and Support Administrators ¬†¬†¬†
For more information on careers at MCBDD, click HERE
Semi-Annual Benchmark Report
Please follow the link below to view the semi-annual benchmark report we must provide to DODD as part of our downsizing efforts. This report is required under OAC 5123:2-9-11 (D)(2)(3).
For more news items, click HERE
¬† MCBDD Programs
Early Intervention (Birth to age 3)
Early Intervention (EI) ¬†services support families of infants and toddlers, from birth to age three, with developmental delays and disabilities. Starting intervention early is the key to improving a child‚Äôs ability to learn and grow. EI¬†professionals will partner with you every step of the way in promoting your child‚Äôs learning and development during the first three years.
To Learn More about¬†Early Intervention, Click HERE
Leonard Kirtz School Age 6 to age 22)
Leonard Kirtz School (LKS) is a chartered public school, which provides comprehensive programs and education for students between the ages of 6 and 22 with developmental disabilities. The content of the program is designed to provide social, academic, and vocational programs geared to the individual functioning level of each student.
To learn more about Leonard Kirtz School, click HERE
Mahoning County Adult Services Company (MASCO) ¬†is a non-profit company which employs individuals in adult day services sites.¬†MASCO, Inc. is a contract agency of the Mahoning County Board of DD. In addition to paid work and vocational services, the Mahoning County Board of DD provides a wide range of habilitation services.
To Learn more about the Adult Services Programs,¬†click HERE
Each month at the MCBDD Board meeting honorees are recognized from each program facility and Community Services for outstanding achievement.
To view the current Special Recognitions, please click HERE
To View the next issue of the Communicator Newsletter, learn more about the MCBDD Strategic Plan, Parent and guardian handbook and other publications,¬† Click HERE
To view a current calendar of activities. please click HERE¬† or to view a PD of current calendar of¬†activities, please follow the link below
The Board of Directors of the MCBDD is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Mahoning County Commissioners or the Probate Judge. The law requires that at least three of the Board members are family members of individuals who either receive, or are eligible to receive, services from the Board. All Board members serve on a voluntary basis with no compensation for their services. More…
Our team is committed to provide quality services to every person eligible for the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities programs services for as long as they need them.¬†More…