The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities was recently awarded a three-year accreditation by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). This accreditation is for a three-year period of time, the maximum award for exceeding minimum state standards, effective Dec. 1, 2015.
“Our accreditation process was designed to assist county boards in continuously improving the quality of their services and support to individuals with developmental disabilities” said John Martin, director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
The process is a comprehensive one that involves nearly all services provided. The accreditation team spends two days on site and during that time they meet with individuals and families, staff and administration, as well as review documentation to develop an overall picture of the service delivery system. “They are looking to see if we are moving in the direction set forth by the DODD, especially in the areas of person-centered planning and positive outcomes for those served” said Julie Monroe, superintendent of the Scioto County Board of DD.
Achieving this accreditation is positive for all involved including the individuals served and the community. “It means we are doing our job and doing it well. The children and adults with developmental disabilities in Scioto County are receiving quality services and our staff, Board, and other supporters should be proud of that,” Monroe said.