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In late 2017, representatives of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) met with administrators and staff of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDDS) to evaluate the effectiveness of the Board’s planning, policies, practices and services. They reviewed a sampling of casework files associated with individuals who receive services, and interviewed these individuals and many others in an effort to get a clear and accurate picture of MCBDDS’s operations. Efforts evaluated by DODD included Service Planning, Delivery and Documentation, including employment navigation and self-advocacy; Waiver Administration; Early Intervention; Safety and Protection; Transportation; Physical Environments; Medication Administration; Behavior Support; and Personnel. The CARF evaluation focused on MCBDDS’s Mental Health Supports and Services Program’s general and core treatment standards. Reviewers also examined MCBDDS’s general operations and administration.
Both DODD and CARF presented the Montgomery County Board with three-year accreditation awards, representing the highest recognition offered to surveyed agencies.“Our agency has worked very hard to develop and maintain quality services for the individuals who rely on us, and we’re committed to ongoing improvement and excellence in service delivery,” said Nancy Banks, MCBDDS superintendent. “I especially want to thank our staff for their outstanding work, and for their dedication to the people we serve, during the recent period of transition.”