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Fix the List.

People with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families have repeatedly stated Ohio's waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers is overly complex and in need of simplification. The current waiting list confuses people with DD and their families, misleads advocates, and hinders efforts by policymakers to direct resources to where they are needed most. 

To better serve Ohioans with DD, a group of coalition members has been collaborating for more than 15 months to modernize Ohio's failed Medicaid Waiver waiting list. The coalition believes that replacing the current system will greatly  improve the way Ohio's waiting list for HCBS waivers operates.

Click HERE to learn more and watch and informational video- "The Waiting List is Broken."

Call for Participants

Recruitment is underway for individuals with developmental disabilities who are interested in employment training that can lead to a competitive job in retail or culinary arts/food service:
   Culinary Arts Employment Training Program (Next training begins July, 2018)

   Just-A-Buck Retail Employment Training Program (Referrals accepted on a continuing basis.)


There is an exciting new resource for rating providers of services for people with developmental disabilities- ProviderGuidePlus. This easy-to-use, online system provides an opportunity for you to rate your provider and learn how others have rated their providers. ProviderGuidePlus is intended to help people select a provider and help improve services overall.

Learn more at



Latest News

News, Views and Notes
A newsletter by Superintendent Kelly Petty

Fall 2017 Edition- 50th Anniversary Achievement Award recipients and Hall of Fame Champions; Inclusion drives innovation; Severe weather notification

July/August 2017 Edition
- Community Integration: The Big Picture; Introducing Bright Beginnings

May/June 2017 Edition
- CCBDD's Updated Transition Timeline and We are golden together- Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

March/April 2017 Edition
- Responses to Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Changes Upon Us, Town Hall Meetings, ProviderGuidePlus

January/February 2017 Edition
- CCBDD Cost-Saving Measures and Projected Savings for 2017 & 2018, Cuyahoga Campership Program

Other Recent Publications:

2018 Fact Finder

2018 CCBDD Annual Plan

2017-2019 CCBDD Strategic Plan

February 2018 Events Calendar

2016 Annual Report

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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