2619 Gallia Street   Portsmouth, OH 45662-4898
P 740.353.0636   F 740.353.0780
Welcome to STAR, Inc.
STAR, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation with the goal of putting people with developmental disabilities into the workforce.  Closely associated with the Scioto County Board of DD, STAR, Inc. operates the County Board's Community Employment Program. 

Its latest venture is The Vocation Station, located at 1619 Chillicothe Street, which has been made possible through a grant from the Ohio Rehabilitation Service Commission.  The grant is designed to help students ages 14 - 22 with DD make a smoother transition from school to work.  For more information, call 354-1517.

Free training offered
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) will hold a free training opportunity on Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The session provides its participants with valuable information about ASD, and the supports and services often associated with the disorder.  There will be a review of the new information included in the diagnosis of the disorder, as well as, current autism research and resources. 

The SCBDD’s Positive Behavior Support informational sessions are open to the public.  Attendees do not need to receive services from SCBDD to participate. We welcome and encourage parents, teachers, caregivers, and providers to take part in our valuable PBS informational sessions. 

The sessions will be offered on Tuesday, April 28, at the Carousel Center, located at 1112 Gallia Street in Portsmouth from noon to 1:30 p.m. or 5 to 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required by calling 740-354-3995.  

National Express donates to Sierra's Haven
National Express, the transportation company for the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, spent several weeks collecting food, treats, blankets and toys for animals housed at Sierra’s Haven. The group presented the items to help give back to a local organization in need. Several of the bus drivers, shown, helped transport the items to the shelter. 
STAR donates to Autism Project
STAR, Inc., the adult services provider for the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently donated $500 to the Autism Project of Scioto County as support during Autism Awareness Month. The !MPACT/Aktion Club held bake sales, car washes and other fundraising activities to provide the funds to the organization. Left, Keith “KC” Chatfield, advisor for the !MPACT/Aktion Club and, right, STAR Adult Services Director Kelly Hunter, present the check to Mike Bell, member of the Autism Project of Scioto County. 
Sudbrook gains independence for bright future
With the help of the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Alex Sudbrook was able to gain independence and start a new life.   
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.
Check out our FAMILY
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We Are SCBDD Family!
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