Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities staff members celebrate their accreditation review results. (BOARD OF DD PHOTO)
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities learned at their meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, that the agency received the highest possible rating on their recent state accreditation review conducted by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
The review, conducted Oct. 25 and 25, resulted in a three-year accreditation for the LCBDD.
“We want to thank our staff for working so diligently to assure individuals in Logan County receive the best possible services,” officials said.
These reviews are completed on each county board of developmental disabilities at least once every three years to determine compliance with applicable statutes and rules.
This review includes a comprehensive review on-site at board facilities and an off-site review of records, documents, or other materials.
There are three possible outcomes of this review: exceeds minimum compliance and receives a three-year accreditation; demonstrates minimum compliance and receives a one-year accreditation; or is not in compliance and works with the department to develop a plan of correction, or a plan of action to come into compliance within 90 calendar days.
Upon completion of the accreditation review, the department conducts a conference with the superintendent to discuss findings, compliance status and any areas of noncompliance.
In financial matters, Business Director Jennifer Frail presented the agency’s five-year fiscal forecast.
“LCBDD continues to budget conservatively and plan for the future. LCBDD prides itself on responsible stewardship,” officials said.
Members also were updated about the Keeping Families Together (KFT) grant through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.
“LCBDD is excited to report that the some of the grant subsidy was awarded to Logan County. LCBDD will receive $25,375 in Fiscal Year 2024 and $21,750 in Fiscal Year 2025,” officials said.
This grant aims to help youth with complex needs and their families. KFT funds can be used for supporting families, provider support, environmental needs, service access, local collaboration, county board staff support, or crisis or emergency options through 2025.
The Logan County Board of DD also hosted a staff in-service on Oct. 27. Christy Shell from Zeal Life Coaching provided an interactive team building training and Steven Bright from The Deaf Community Resource Center provided valuable information on working with the deaf population.
Members also reported on the Discovery Center’s sensory-friendly trick-or-treat event Oct. 24, where 115 children and their families participated in the event.
Oct. 12, Early Intervention hosted a Screening Event where many families attended to have their children assessed. Ten new families were connected with EI at this event.
The Community Recreation and Special Olympics Coordinators have been busy with many activities. The Aktion Club dance was hosted Oct. 27, which offered an enjoyable night out for individuals served to dress up and socialize.
The Logan County Braves Flag Football Team participated in the 2023 Ohio Special Olympics State flag football tournament at the Spire Institute in Geneva. The Logan County Braves Athletes participated under the leadership of Coach Mike Predmore, Coach Ryan Armstrong and Coach Paul Patterson.
“It was a great time and I am proud of the Braves. They played their hearts out,” Logan County Special Olympics Coordinator Rose Canter said.
Board meetings are typically conducted the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at 1973 W. State Route 47, Bellefontaine.
The next meeting of the board is Dec. 7. For further information on services, contact (937) 592-0015.