The Board of DD is alive and well

The Board of DD is alive and well
                        

Letter to the Editor:

I recently learned some people do not want to support the Holmes County Association of Handicapped Citizens Spring Festival because they are under the mistaken impression that the Holmes County Board of DD/Training Center is closing.

This is not true. Like all county Boards of Developmental Disabilities in the State of Ohio, the Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Training Center is required to change the way we operate because of federal funds we receive. The change we must make is that we can no longer be the service provider for adult day services and adult transportation.

Instead, adult day services and adult transportation must be provided by a provider who is not the county Board of DD/Training Center. We are supporting our long-time partner, Lynn Hope Industries, to become one of these providers.

By July 1, 2021, Lynn Hope Industries will assume responsibility for providing adult day services to many adults in Holmes County. Holmes County residents can choose other adult day service and transportation providers such as Midwest Community, Echoing Hills, Self-Reliance, Stepping Stones and Precious Angel Transportation, to name a few.

Please keep in mind that although Holmes DD/Training Center will no longer be the service provider, we will remain responsible for paying for services and ensuring quality services are delivered. So you see, we are not closing. We are simply changing, like all other county Boards of Developmental Disabilities in Ohio.

Marianne M. Mader, superintendent


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