People In Need Service Project Results

During the week of July 17, 2017, Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DCBDD) participated in a Week of Service to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of County Boards and give back to a community that has given so much to us. In just one week, 352 pounds of food and supplies were collected and donated to People In Need Inc (PIN). In addition, DCBDD’s staff made a $60 cash donation to PIN.  To read more about the results of our Week of Service, click here to read a letter from Randy Bournique, Associate Director for PIN. Thank you to everyone who participated and made our Week of Service a huge success!

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DCBDD Gives Back

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities is hosting a food and supplies drive for People In Need Inc. of Delaware County. To read our latest article, click here.

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Strategic Plan 2017-2019

At the December 2016 board meeting, DCBDD passed its 2017-2019 strategic plan.

On behalf of more than 2,500 people served by Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities and more than 80 staff members, we present our 2017-2019 strategic plan. This plan was developed by people and families that DCBDD serves, staff members, and community members, with help from Mel Marsh of Acorn Consulting Incorporated who solicited input and feedback from our many stakeholders. Information was collected through various focus groups, surveys, reviews of past board meeting minutes, analysis of financial and enrollment trends, and an evaluation of recent changes at the state level.

National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month. Across the US, around 39.8 million people provide 21 or more hours of unpaid care each week to an adult with a disability or illness.

Caregiver Action Network began promoting national recognition of family caregivers in 1994, and is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the county. Celebrating this time enables us to raise awareness of family caregiver issues, celebrate the efforts of family caregivers, educate family caregivers about self-identification, and increase support for family caregivers.

Project SEARCH graduates seven from Grady Memorial Hospital program

DCBDD is proud to recognize seven students who recently completed and graduated from Project SEARCH at Grady Memorial Hospital.

project-searchProject SEARCH is a business-led collaboration that enables young adults with disabilities to gain and maintain employment through training and career exploration. What’s even more impressive? This year, six of seven graduates have already received job offers due to the program’s training and the students’ hard work, while one student is moving out of state. This year’s graduates include Jim Sagan, Chris Maguire, Katie Bright, Patrick Wingert, Ashley Henry, Yasmine Owens, and Laura Hayward.

DCBDD seeking photos from individuals served

As we work to update our marketing material and website, DCBDD is seeking photos of the individuals we serve playing, working, and participating in the community. If you are interested in sharing your photos with us, we may use them in upcoming newsletters, annual reports, general marketing material, our new website, or social media.