Art & Soul Exhibit Celebrates Remarkable Talent

This year’s Art & Soul received nearly 240 submissions from artists in 22 counties throughout Ohio.

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Calumet Spirit Week

Each day of spirit week was a unique and fun experience.

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Kuntz Knights Basketball Team Go Perfect 5-0!

The Kuntz Knights basketball team played their final game of the season on Monday, March 3, 2014.

 

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Awareness Month Presentation

Linda Cudd, Director of Adult Services Department, briefed the County Commissioners on the Board’s Employment Program
at their weekly commission meeting.

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Winter Indoor Carnival

The first ever Winter Indoor Carnival was a smash hit. The brand new event, replacing the Chili Cook-Off, brought out people young and old to beat the winter blues.

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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

The Montgomery County Board of DDS and other related organizations celebrate Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March and invite you to consider the true meaning of this year’s theme, “Ability at Work!"

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Announcements

Important correction

Important correction: The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) updated their website last year http://dodd.ohio.gov  and the telephone number for County Board’s contacts to report abuse/neglect directly to DODD was changed to 1-800-617-6733. Click here for rest of the article.

Reservation Form

Erin Ritchey/DD Hall of Fame Reservation Form

3/31/14 Update on Superintendent Search

Letter from Board President Re: Update on Superintendent Search

Advertisement for the Position of Superintendent Sent Out

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News

04/17/14 — In the News Olmstead Presentation

The Superintendent will have two presentations on May 15, 2...

04/08/14 — In the News Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month- Educational Programs are Key ...

04/01/14 — In the News Free Shred Day

MONCO Secure Document Destruction and Scanning will host a ...

Famous Faces:

Famous Faces:

Charles Schwab is the founder of the Charles Schwab Corporation. The famous slogan, “Talk to Chuck,” was created out of necessity as Schwab has dyslexia, and for a long time was unable to read properly.

 

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Make a Difference

Making a Difference

Brandon Kilgore

 Brandon Kilgore is a shining example of an individual with developmental disabilities that advocates for other people with disabilities. Graduating from Meadowdale High School in 2007, Brandon immediately started attending Kuntz Center where he chose to develop his work skills and participate in meaningful activities. Brandon made it clear that he was an ambitious young man, eager to be independent in all areas of his life.

 As a highly independent man, Brandon has no problems sharing that he takes care of his medical appointments, uses RTA, rides project mobility, uses a cell phone, is an active member in church and loves to be out in the community. In 2003, Brandon underwent a successful kidney transplant from his mother, Tammi Bell. Unfortunately, Tammi was diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed away in 2009, but they remained close until her passing. Brandon uses challenging situations like this to encourage others to keep going and do the best that he can and throughout, he’s remained positive and motivated to accomplish his personal goals.

Currently, Brandon is employed at Kuntz Center and URS. He’s also the president of the MCBDDS Advocacy Council in which he attends the Listening session with the Superintendent and other advocacy representatives. Brandon continues to participate in the community by volunteering to help teenagers with homework after school at the East End Community Center. Brandon is also highly active in the church choir at St. John’s Baptist Church. In 2011 he participated in a Community Advocacy event as well as the People First conference in 2010.

Brandon’s self-determination continues to develop and grow. He advocates for himself and for others. His goal has always been to improve his quality of life while not offending anyone. Brandon continues to make a positive impact wherever he goes.