Our Services

Who We Support

We support people who have developmental disabilities who live in Butler County, Ohio. Developmental disabilities are caused by problems that occur before a person is born or before they turn 22 years old. Disabilities could be caused by an injury, a disease, or a problem in the brain. For many people, the cause of their developmental disability is not known. Disabilities effect a person's development and last his or her whole life. Developmental disabilities can be intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, or both. There are many different kinds of disabilities. The most common are: autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, intellectual disabilities, Fragile-X syndrome, spina bifida, and a traumatic brain injury*. (Click here for more web resources on the different types of developmental disabilities.)

Our Services

Life-long services are available through contracts with partner agencies or directly by our Board.

Here is an overview of our services:

  • Community Services for Adults: Programs are provided that promote learning and skill acquisition.

  • Early Intervention: The Early Intervention team includes Developmental Specialists and Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapists. Staff provide assessments and coaching to families with young children up to 3 years old.

  • Eligibility and Referral: This department of Support Coordinators determine eligibility for people with disabilities ages 3 and up. They help with diagnosis verification and administration of an eligibility screening instrument.

  • Employment Services: The Board partners with provider agencies to support individuals with job training, job development, and with finding jobs in the community.

  • Service and Support Coordination: Support Coordinators assess the need and arrange for support for people ages 3 and up. They develop service plans and inform families and caregivers about available community supports and services, which may include residential supports available through partner agencies.

  • Quality Assurance: Board staff investigate and review reports of abuse and neglect, and monitor compliance rules.

By the Numbers

A total of 3,025 people with developmental disabilities receive services and supports from the Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities. For more information about our enrollment numbers refer to page 4 in our Annual Report.



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