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Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 13,000 boys and girls and men and women in Cuyahoga County. The community knows us best for our early childhood services, adult activities centers, entrepreneurial employment ventures and group homes, but we’re much more than that.

Our full range of services includes everything from in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to leisure programs for seniors. Much of what we do goes beyond the walls of our own centers and homes and takes place in the community, where we encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play.  more...

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Register now for our Employment First Conference

Join us April 30-May 1, 2014 at the Educational Services Center in Independence to learn in-depth about the Employment First initiative. Speakers include Allan I. Bergman, CEO, High Impact Consulting; Lawrence Dennis, Ohio Department of Education; Chris Filler, Ohio Center for Autism & Low Incidence (OCALI); Kristen Helling, Ohio Department of DD, and Pete Moore, Ohio Association of County Boards of DD. This is a FREE event, but you must register in advance. Seating is limited.

PTCU Foundation Spring Fundraiser at Ruby TuesdayRuby Tuesday logo
Stop in for lunch or dinner (or both!) at Ruby Tuesday locations in Beachwood, Seven Hills and North Olmsted Friday, May 2, through Sunday, May 4, 2014 and the restaurant will donate 20 percent of your tab to the PTCU Foundation, the Cuyahoga County Board of DD's parent group. You must print this flyer and take it with you!

Coming soon to the Beck Center!
Razzle Dazzle logoDon't miss this original inclusive musical theater performance at the Beck Center in Lakewood. Swoon, croon and boogie woogie through the decades Friday, May 2, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, 2014, at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Opening night tickets are $15 and benefit Beck Center's Department of Creative Arts Therapies. That night only, the choirs from the Rocky River and Maple Heights adult activities centers will open the evening and lead into the show. A post-show reception with a meet-and-greet by the performers is included in the ticket price. Admission for Saturday's performances is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.

Life after high school
If you are a student, ages 14-22, or the parent of a student, plan to join us Saturday, May 3, 2014, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Cleveland State University's Student Center (corner of E. 22nd Street and Euclid Avenue) for the 3rd Annual Countywide Transition Expo. Visit with more than 80 service providers and gather valuable info at meaningful break-out sessions. Parking is free, and the event is free!

Read Superintendent Kelly A. Petty's March newsletter.

April 2014 calendar
For those who prefer an electronic version of the monthly calendar sent home with all individuals enrolled at our sites

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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253