Vision of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services
A community where individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities are valued, respected and integrated into open and barrier-free environments where they can thrive.
Mission of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services
Empowering people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live productive and rewarding lives aligned with their goals and choices.
The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services (MCBDDS) is the local government agency that coordinates services for children and adults in Montgomery County who have a diagnosis of an intellectual or developmental disability. Established by state law in the 1960s, MCBDDS is one of 88 County Boards of Developmental Disabilities that operate in Ohio. It also offers a variety of direct services for individuals with developmental disabilites that are locally funded through the Montgomery County Human Services Levy, including:
- Behavior Support
- Early Intervention
- Mental Health
- Recreation and Respite
- Residential Placement Services
What are Developmental Disabilities?
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, developmental disabilities occur among all racial, ethnic and socioeconomic groups. These disabilities may be cognitive, physical or a combination of both. While not always visible, these disabilities can result in serious limitations in the everyday activities of life, including self-care, communication, learning, mobility, self-direction, and/or being able to work and live independently.
There are many types of developmental disabilities. Some include autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, epilepsy, Fragile X syndrome, intellectual disabilities, Muscular Dystrophy, Spina Bifida and Tourette syndrome.
For more information about developmental disabilities, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Developmental Disabilities homepage.