Proclamation recognizes the Board's 50th anniversary

A Proclamation from the Lucas County Commissioners recognizes the 50th anniversary of the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. In the Proclamation, the Commissioners honor the Board for its tireless work to break down attitudinal barriers so individuals with disabilities will have greater access to housing, employment, and social activities. On hand to accept the Proclamation were James Dungan, Marc Arnett, and Elise Wagner. Read the Proclamation at this link.

Board will sponsor conference on trauma

The Lucas County Board of DD and the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital will host a two-day conference on "How trauma shapes the individuals we serve and how we can learn to serve with compassion and understanding." The conference will be October 17-18. Click here for details and registration information. This conference is aimed at professionals who work with children and adults in the DD service system.  CEU's will be offered.

Artist from Shared Lives has her work on display at the Governor's Residence. Watch this video from the opening night reception.


Created by Ohio's First Lady Karen W. Kasich, "Spotlight" celebrates the work of Ohio artists by showcasing their artwork to visitors of the Ohio Governor's Residence and Heritage Garden. Shared Lives Studio artist Elise Wagner had her work on display.

DD Awareness Day, March 8, activities at the Ohio Statehouse