Local organization assists those with Developmental Disabilities (Audio included)
12/7/2012 9:53:53 PM
By Nate Dunham
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) has been serving individuals with disabilities for many years.
Though the organization’s main focus is on adults with developmental disabilities, they do supply services for all ages. The Board of DD offers early intervention and pre-school for young children. During school age, the board offers home services and waivers when needed.
The organization supports RTC Industries, which is a non-profit that provides services for Honda and its suppliers. RTC buses associates in for a morning and afternoon shift. Associates get paid on a per-piece scale, meaning they can earn over minimum wage or under it depending on their capacity.
RTC also offers Employment Services at 334 East Columbus Avenue in Bellefontaine. Employment Services helps individuals find work with a variety of opportunities.
The Board of DD has two major fundraisers that help the organization. It hosts a flower sale in the Spring and a chicken barbeque in the Fall. In 2012, both fundraisers had record sales. The 25th annual barbeque raised $9,034.33 and served over 3,000 chicken dinners. RTC also does donut sales a couple times a year.
The Logan County Braves (pictured) won the Division IV state softball tournament earlier this year. On December 17th, State Representative Dorothy Pelanda will be presenting the Braves with a special resolution at RTC Industries at 2:15 pm.
The Board of DD is thankful for the community’s support. Both of the organizations’ boards are chaired by volunteers and many of the organizations’ committees are chaired by volunteers. Also the board is grateful for the community supports with fundraisers and levies. Logan County has not allowed a Board of DD levy to fail in 20 years.
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities’ mission is to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. It assists them with residential, employment, pre-school, education, early intervention, and retirement.
Superintendent Saul Bauer discusses the Logan County Board of DD.
The Logan County Board of Developmental Disabilities is the December recipient of the Community Spotlight Grant sponsored by Liberty National Bank and Steve Austin’s Auto Group.