Supporting Providers

Supporting Providers Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services recognizes the incredible and important work our provider community does for people with DD. We also know the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult, and the past year has strained staff, decreased revenues, and increased costs as providers continued to serve people safely. For the people with developmental disabilities […]

Unleashing His Creativity

Unleashing His Creativity Darren Stella is thrilled to be a published author. For the past five years, he’s been focused on writing poems, more than 120 of which are now part of his book, “A Neurodiverse View of the World,” available on Amazon. “For years, I have stored these stories in my head. With today’s Rapid […]

Vaccine Clinic

Vaccine Clinic https://youtu.be/E0ai7bIJpzI From Jan. 20 to May 12, Hamilton County DD Services partnered with Hamilton County Public Health to operate a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at our Kingsley office. “It was fabulous,” said Leslie Pease, who received her vaccination at our clinic. “It was small, it was quiet, it was trained staff. It was people […]

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremonies In June we officially opened two new housing developments for people with disabilities, a respite home in Spring Grove Village and an apartment building in Madisonville.  On June 7, Hamilton County DD Services hosted a ribbon cutting for Alice’s House, named for former Superintendent Alice Pavey. Pavey saw the need for a planned […]

A Team Approach

A Team Approach When Leanne Henry and Brandy Angelo received the video of Julia’s first steps, they were ecstatic. Julia, now 2, was born with spina bifida and has been enrolled in Early Intervention with Hamilton County DD Services since she was a few months old. Henry and Angelo had been working with Julia and […]

Making Connections

Making Connections As Max Champion prepared to move back to Cincinnati, his mom Alycia wondered how he’d transition from school to adult life, make new connections, and be known in his community. For five years, he attended the Monarch Center for Autism near Cleveland and was ready to start building his adult life closer to […]

Giving Back

Giving Back At a small brick building in Corryville, Vernon Jackson is doing something important. Once a month, when his business, Noble Barber & Beauty, is closed to other clients, Jackson opens his barber chair to children with disabilities. “I’m doing this from a place of love,” he said. Jackson has been a barber at […]

My Life Magazine

My Life Magazine In 2021 we launched My Life magazine. My Life is a new quarterly publication from Hamilton County DD Services. This magazine is made for and by people with developmental disabilities in the Cincinnati area. Our magazine empowers people with independent life skills, shares success stories, and promotes opportunities for advocacy and making connections. Email magazine@hamiltondds.org if you […]

Celebrating Employment Success

Celebrating Employment Success We’re celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by sharing local employment success stories. As Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine stated in his proclamation on Oct. 1, this awareness month helps educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities. This year is the […]