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SCBDD helped Daniel see potential

Sherri Daniel has made strides in her life from living in an assisted living environment to living on her on and now making wedding plans. She attributes her success to the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities and STAR, Inc. for allowing her to see her potential.  

Johnson goes from chair to full speed

Four-year-old Brendon Johnson takes time out from learning to play on the indoor play gym at the Carousel Center. Brendon was confined to a wheelchair prior to receiving services from the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities.  

Rockwell sworn in
Scioto County Commissioner, Mike Crabtree, right, presided over the ceremonies to swear in Bill Rockwell to an additional four-year term as a member of the Board for the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD). Rockwell was sworn in on Jan. 15, during a regular board meeting of the Scioto County Board of DD.  
Reception held for Purtee
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) held a reception for outgoing board member Klaire Purtee on Thursday, Jan. 15. Purtee had served on the board since 2006 and submitted her resignation last month after her daughter was hired as a Service Support Administrator at SCBDD, stating conflict of interest. Purtee was presented a proclamation from the Scioto County Commissioners for her years of service on the board. Applications are currently being accepted by the Scioto County Commissioners to consider for replacement of the position. Purtee, rear center, is shown with current board members, front from left, Mike Thoroughman, Stephanie Childers, Rick Bolin, back left, Rodney Barnett and back right, Bill Rockwell. 
Board recognizes volunteer efforts
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities Board presented members of the Aktion/!MPACT teams with a certificate of appreciation during the regular board meeting, held Jan. 15 at STAR, Inc.  The teams rang the bell for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign during the holidays. They gathered $3720.15 in donations during 28 hours of bell ringing.  That works out to an incredible $132.86 per hour. On Christmas Eve alone they raised $735 in just four hours. The Aktion/!MPACT teams volunteer through various endeavors throughout the community. The groups volunteered more than 5,000 hours in 2014.  From left, Aktion/!MPACT Members Brandi Pennington and Toni Fisher along with Co-advisor and Individual Service Facilitator Tracy Cordle receive a certificate from SCBDD Board Member Rick Bolin.   
Educational Opportunities Announced
All training sessions are held at the Carousel Center, located at 1112 Gallia Street in Portsmouth
Sessions are: Noon to 1:30 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m.,
Each session may be extended additional 30 minutes for discussion if needed.

Prior registration is required. Please call 740-354-3995 to register. Click on READ MORE to access the training sessions available.
Take a look at our Annual Report. It paints a beautiful picture of our organization. 
Strategic Plan Update Available
Work continues here at SCBDD on the goals we set through our strategic planning process. We have both long-term goals and annual goals identified to improve the services we offer and how we deliver them. 
Check out our FAMILY
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We Are SCBDD Family!
Ice "dunking" challenge
Hats off to Donna Royse for taking the plunge in the ALS challenge. Staff and Individuals cast their votes to see who would take the icy challenge, raising over $400! And special thanks to Party Pro in Wheelersburg for donating the dunking machine! Want to see for yourself? Click here:  SCBDD Ice Dunking Challenge 
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