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.

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) Positive Behavior Support Department will present Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a free class, open to the public.

The session provides its participants with valuable information about ASD, and the supports and services often associated with it.  There will be new information included in the diagnosis of the disorder, as well as, current autism research and resources. 

Attendees do not need to receive services from SCBDD to participate in this educational session. Parents, community members, caregivers, teachers and providers are encouraged to take part in our valuable informational series.

The class will take place Tuesday, April 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again at 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carousel Center in Portsmouth.

For more information call 353-8448 and for information on opportunities available for individuals with developmental disabilities, visit us on the web at www.sciotodd.org, like us on Facebook at Scioto County Board of DD or follow us on Twitter @SciotoDD.  

!MPACT makes an impact
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities and STAR, Inc. !MPACT (Mobile, Partnership, Aktion, Community, Team) celebrated the completion of 3,281 hours of community service in 2013 during a banquet held at Ghatti’s Pizza on March 11.  Chuck Lansing received the top award for completing 203.25 volunteer hours in 2013. The club was also recognized by the Salvation Army’s Corps Sergeant Major Hubert Steele, Jr., right, for raising $3,072 during the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Tracy Cordle, left, and !MPACT Club Advisor K.C. Chatfield were presented with the Bell Ringing Group of the Year Award. 
SCBDD named #2 Employer
The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) was named number two in the Best Employer Category of the Portsmouth Daily Times Reader’s Choice Awards for the second year in a row. Thank you to everyone who voted and congratulations to all the staff and individuals for making SCBDD a great place to work.  
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