Welcome to the Board of Developmental Disabilities Website!
Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 10,000 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...
Join us for a Rally for Respect with the Cleveland Indians
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the Arc of Greater Cleveland are joining with the Cleveland Indians for a Rally for Respect at Progressive Field Wednesday, May 29, 2013. The game with the Cincinnati Reds will feature a pregame parade (Line up at the Gate A ramp at 6 p.m.) and special on-field recognition for nominated “stars.” The first 10,000 fans get a FREE 1920 road jersey T-shirt courtesy of Sherwin-Williams. The game starts at 7:05 p.m.
This is a great cross-state rivalry, and both the Indians and Reds have made a fine start this season. Whether you splurge and treat yourself to the ticket & Terrace Club package for $75 or take advantage of the special $15 lower reserve ticket price, it'll be a terrific evening for a good cause—promoting respect for people with developmental disabilities! To buy tickets, call (216) 622-0755.
Tickets for special performance of A Christmas Carol go on sale May 29
No, it's not too early to start thinking about holiday traditions like the Great Lakes Theater's annual production of the Dickens classic. This year there will be a sensory-friendly performance at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, making live theater more accessible to children and adults on the autism adults on the autism spectrum and their families. For this special performance, accommodations will include a supportive audience environment, designated quiet areas, adjustments to light and sound and online resource materials.
Just-A-Buck III opens in Rocky River
Our new Just-A-Buck store, a joint project with our nonprofit partner SAW, Inc., has opened in the River Plaza on Center Ridge Road in Rocky River, just east of the Giant Eagle. Stop in and take advantage of this coupon--buy three, get one free! The new store is an expansion of our entrepreneurial efforts to employ men and women who have developmental disabilities. Our other two stores are in Parma at the corner of Snow and Broadview roads and in South Euclid near the intersection of Mayfield and Green roads. And, yes, everything is Just-A-Buck!
Read our spring newsletter
Find out what's cooking at our new cafe, how a field of debris now grows a field of dreams and more in the spring edition of Insight.
Spring sale runs through May at HeARTworks
Great timing for Father's Day, graduations, weddings! Stop in our store in the Galleria, corner of St. Clair Avenue and East 9th Street, downtown. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Sale prices are for in-store purchases only through the month of May.
Stearns Farm next on the horizon for Cleveland Crops
Cleveland Crops, our urban farming venture with our nonprofit partner SAW, Inc., has plans to expand to eight farms this summer with the addition of the 17-acre Stearns Farm in Parma, if we gain the city's approval. Other Cleveland Crops farms are located in Cleveland, Olmsted Township, Seven Hills and South Euclid. Check out this photo taken at our Ohio City Farm by The Plain Dealer.
May 2013 calendar
For those who prefer an electronic version of the monthly calendar sent home with all individuals enrolled at our sites