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News Flash

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. 

COVID-19

Effective June 1, 2020

The Brown County Board of Developmental Disabilities cares deeply about the health an safety of individuals we serve.  Our staff continues to do their part as a public entity to reduce the exposure to COVID-19 during this state of emergency. 

As we comply with Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, and DODD directives regarding COVID-19, the County Board is implementing the reopening of the Administrative Building on June 1, 2020. 

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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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