What We Provide
We assist individuals with developmental disabilities to lead fulfilling lives by helping them embrace self- determination, assist them in developing community based services and opportunities and cultivate a circle of support for each individual which advocates for them. Services are tailored to promote the physical, emotional and mental well-being of those we serve. We believe that all individuals should have the freedom to plan their own lives, and our services are designed to help them pursue the things that are important to them.
Service and Support Administrators (SSAs) work with individuals and families to:
- Determine eligibility
- Identify needs and concerns
- Assist to develop a personalized Individual Service Plan (ISP)
- Find resources to meet the individual’s needs within MCDD or through community agencies
- Help select service providers
- Ensure services are effective and are being delivered according to the ISP
- Obtain supports needed in order to maintain the individual’s health, safety, and welfare
Adult Services assists individuals to work and participate in their community and gain life skills and social experiences that develop their abilities and enrich their day. Services are personalized to help each individual interact with their community in a meaningful way. Individuals enrolled in adult service programs are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities that include the development of social/life, vocational, and community skills. Whetstone Industries’ general production shop, prime product divisions (Furniture Factory, Whetstone Weavers, shredding, and document retention) and community job placement services assist adults with developmental disabilities to become economically productive and independent. Recreational opportunities, such as Special Olympics, intramural sport teams, and neighborhood outings, help individuals with developmental disabilities adjust to the social environments of the community.
Help Me Grow enriches the environment, experiences and parent/child interaction of families with infants and toddlers under the age of three. Services are voluntary. Service Coordinators administer developmental screenings, teach parenting skills, link families with needed services and help children develop optimally during the early years of life.
The Family Support Service (FSS) program ensures the availability of supports to help people live as they choose; promotes their health, safety and welfare; and, helps and supports the families of these individuals in reaching these goals.
A primary goal for families using this service is to assist in caring for individual family members in their homes. The support provided with FSS funds enhances the quality of life for the entire family unit and includes: respite care, adaptive equipment, home modifications to accommodate the family member with a disability, special diets and other services/items that are individualized to meet the needs of the family.
The Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities is committed to protecting the health, safety and well-being of all the individuals served by our programs. In order to fully accomplish the task, the Board investigates all major unusual incidents (MUIs) via an Investigative Agent. The Morrow County Board of DD contracts with Clearwater Council of Governments (COG) to provide an Investigative Agent. The Investigative Agent for the Clearwater COG assigned to Morrow county is Natasha Hiser.
Individuals with developmental disabilities live in many different situations in the community. They may live with family members, independently or with roommates in a home they own or rent, or in a licensed group home or intermediate care facility (ICFDD). MCBDD supported living funds, federal Medicaid funds, and local levy funds are utilized to support individuals living in the community.