TuscBDD History

Ohio's County Boards History

County Boards of Developmental Disabilities are responsible for developing person-centered plans that identify the supports that will help an individual achieve their goals, and connect individuals with the providers and funding needed to implement those person-centered plans. Each of Ohio’s 88 counties has a County Board, which is accredited by the Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). Ohio’s County Boards were established in the 1960's as a way to transition people with developmental disabilities out of long-term institutional care and integrate them into their local communities. County Boards are funded by a mixture of local, state, and federal dollars.