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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities serves children and adults who have developmental disabilities countywide with home-based early intervention programs for very young children; specialized therapies (speech-language, OT/PT); consultation to school district staff and families of public school students on behavior, curriculum and transition to employment; family supports and respite care; vocational, employment and habilitation services; residential services and support administration. The Board of DD also supports Medicaid-eligible services provided by other private providers by paying the local Medicaid match (40 percent) of the cost of those services, including summer camps and family supports.

Catholic Charities Disability Services & Ministries
Catholic Charities offers people with disabilities opportunities and resources to live life to their fullest potential. The summer day programs for children and young adults take place at Camp Happiness and day and residential camp for adults at Camp Christopher. Monthly dances and social gatherings at OLA/St. Joseph Center allow adults develop their social skills and form friendships while. The Weekend Retreat Program, at River’s Edge, offers adults with developmental disabilities an opportunity to develop their religious faith by participating in weekend activities and discussions. The program also functions as respite for caregivers and provides adult interaction for persons with disabilities.  

Linking Employment Abilities and Potential  (LEAP)
LEAP works to advance inclusion, equality and independence by providing information, education, training, employment and independent living services for people with all types of disabilities in Northeast Ohio. The goal is to empower individuals to make significant life choices and reach their highest levels of independence and employment possible. As part of these services, LEAP sponsors
Quantum LEAP, a recreation program for residents of eastern Cuyahoga County who have developmental disabilities. This program offers weeknight social, recreational and athletic opportunities at various east side locations and regular special events on weekends. LEAP is accredited by CARF International, the Commission on Rehabilitation Accreditation. 

Loving Hands Group
The Loving Hands Group provides life-enriching classes and therapies to people with physical and mental challenges throughout the greater Cleveland area. They are a group of experienced professionals, providing programs that focus on the arts and holistic health care. The Loving Hands Group works individually with people at home and with groups in group facilities. Through their programs, people are able to express themselves, take pride in accomplishment and realize how valuable, interesting and productive they are. The Loving Hands Group provides “Healing Arts for Happy Hearts”. 
Learn about the new Family Yoga program

Mayfield Communities Adaptive Recreation
The Mayfield Communities Adaptive Recreation Program offers fun, social interaction, fitness and enrichment for teens and adults with physical, sensory or developmental disabilities. The collaborative program uses gyms, indoor and outdoor pools, Metroparks, bowling allies, ball fields, sand volleyball courts, an area pizza store and health fitness center, college and universities, a civic center and churches. A few of our most popular programs include Friday Game Night, Pizza Bowl, Yoga Reach, Playhouse Square musicals, Cleveland Indians Games, Goodtime III boat rides and Fitness to Wellness to Fun conditioning.

Milestones Autism Resources
Milestones offers social and recreational opportunities for individuals 14-22 years old through the Blue & Gold Buddies program. This program pairs teens and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders with typical peers at John Carroll University for monthly activities that focus on the development of socialization skills in a recreational, fun and integrated setting. Events include bowling, soccer, game nights, dances and more. The events are held on the John Carroll University Campus and Milestones Autism Resources trains all student volunteers prior to them becoming "buddies".  

The Ohio SIBS mission is to be recognized as the unified voice and partner for Ohio adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ohio SIBS provides advocacy, education, leadership and supports that promote enhanced quality of life, improved public policy and increased services and supports. The annual conference provides the opportunity for siblings to come together, network, learn and advocate. At the annual Transition Retreat, students with disabilities and their sister/brother come together to learn about transition, how to advocate with each other and develop their person centered descriptions. Ohio SIBS also coordinates the Legislative Advocacy Day at the Statehouse with the Department of Developmental Disabilities and other organizations.  

SOAR! (Sports, Opportunities, and Active Recreation) is an organization dedicated to providing sports, recreation and wellness for people with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. Various weekly activities throughout Cleveland area for adults 18+, schedule resets every 6 weeks.

Solon Blue Ribbon Adapted Recreation 
The Blue Ribbon program provides a variety of community-based recreation activities for individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages. Blue Ribbon encourage the awareness of recreation options available in the community, promotes the intrinsic value of recreation and assists in promoting the development of skills that the participant would need to access community recreation facilities independently, with family, friends or co-workers. Programs take place at the Solon Community Center, Solon Schools and facilities throughout Cuyahoga, Summit, Geauga and Lake counties and include group activities and a 6-week summer day camp for school-aged children that offers an Extended School Year along with a recreational


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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
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Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
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