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News Flash

Welcome 2021!

As we reflect upon 2020, which no doubt has brought all of us unprecedented challenges, we want to express our gratitude for each of you, our shared grief for the people we have lost to the coronavirus, and our hope for the future for individuals with developmental disabilities. 

First, and foremost, we would like to thank you for your partnership in helping to keep people as safe and healthy as possible through the pandemic. 

To the Direct Support Professionals, you are our front-line heroes. You show up, day after day, to make sure the people we support are not only cared for but also cared about. Your commitment has never been more visible. Thank you!

To our provider network, you have risen to the challenge, innovated, and continued to provide necessary services to support people with developmental disabilities even as the ground changed underneath us all. Thank you for your partnership! 

And, to the staff here at Brown CBDD, thank you for your ongoing leadership, vision, and commitment to our shared mission. We could not do this without you.

While this pandemic is not over, like all of you, we are looking forward to a vaccine; to overcome the spread of this terrible virus, and get back to living a normal life. We understand that the vaccine will be available very soon.

Currently, we do not know the exact schedule or availability for vaccinations in Brown County. Our administration and the Brown County Health Department communicate regularly. Details will be publicized as they are made available to us. In addition, we are working closely with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, and the Ohio Association of County Boards.
Governor DeWine stated at his press conference on January 7th that people with qualifying developmental disabilities diagnoses will be among the first in Phase 1B to have access to the vaccine starting the week of January 25. In the meantime, Brown CBDD is working closely with the local health department to ensure they have the information they need to identity those people who will fall into this category.

In closing, as we look to 2021, we know there will still be many challenges. But we also know this past year has made us even more resilient and prepared for whatever lies ahead.

Let us welcome the New Year, give the happy farewell to the old, start the new beginning without fear, and cherish the memories we hold!

COVID 19 PANDEMIC

If you have questions regarding COVID 19, need supplies or assistance please call 937-822-1249 to speak with SSA Manager, Tracy Hammonds.  This number has been set aside during the Coronavirus Pandemic to assist Individuals, Providers and Families who may need assistance. 

NOTE:  After the pandemic has subsided, please refrain from using this number as this is for the Transition Coordinator and should only be use to contact the Transition Coordinator for transition to work program.

All Unusual Incidents and MUI calls need to still use the Emergency Cell Phone (937) 725-0686 to report all incidents to the Brown County Board of DD on call staff. 

The Board will continue social distancing, provide masks, gloves and hand sanitizer to individuals, family members, guardians, and providers who wish to come in for their ISP meeting or other meetings and trainings scheduled in the future.

Please be assured that all SSA's, Early Intervention Developmental Specialists, and Therapists continue to be available.  Communicating by phone, or video conferencing will continue if this is the method perfered by individuals, family members, guardians, representatives and team members.

We continue to monitor this situation closely.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions or specific needs.

ODH has established a hotline which can be reached

7 days a week from 9 a. m. to 8 p. m.

The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

or

Brown County Health Department 937-378-6892

Thank you for your support as we do our part to slowing the spread of the

COVID-19 Virus.

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"People with developmental disabilities and their families have repeatedly told us Ohio's waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers is overly complex and in need of simplification.  The current waiting list confuses people with developmental disabilities and their families, misleads advocates, and hinders efforts by policymakers to direct resources to where they are needed most..."

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About Us

The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities is a county agency committed to ensure individuals' of Brown County with developmental disabilities receives a variety of services, supports, and opportunities so they can live, work, learn, and enrich their lives within their communities.  Once a person with developmental disabilities becomes eligible, services and programs can begin at infancy, and continue for a lifetime.

The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities serves residents of Brown County who meet the eligibility requirements for services.  Each adult applying for any service is administered the Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (OEDI) and children are administered the Children's Ohio Eligibility Determination Instrument (COEDI).  The OEDI and COEDI were developed by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and all counties must use these for determining eligibility for DD Board Services (Paragraph C of Rule 5123:2-102 of the Administrative Code).

Due Process Appeal Rights are available to anyone applying for and found ineligible for services, or persons who receive services and who disagree with changes in those services.  The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities helps people with their Due Process Appeal.

The Department of Job and Family Services complaint procedures are used for Medicaid services. Contact your Service and Support Administrator or the Job and Family Services office at (937) 378-6104. 

Complaints for Early Interveniton are filed with Ohio Department of Health at (614) 644-8389; or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or mail ODH/HMG, 246 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Have Feedback?

We need your feedback to help us know what we are doing well and to improve our services and supports for you!  Please take a moment to email me, Lena Bradford.

325 W. State St., Bldg. A, Suite 2, Georgetown OH 45121
937.378.4891  |  Fax: 937.378.3585
Emergency Phone Number to Report UI's/MUI's After Hours: 937.725.0686