The Vision of the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities is a culture of community acceptance and inclusion that allows everyone an EQUAL opportunity to pursue a fulfilling and meaningful life.
The Mission of the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to facilitate support and services that respect the person, their choices, and promotes community inclusion.
Excellence is exceeding the high standards we set for ourselves
Customer Driven is identifying and meeting the needs of our customers
Collaboration is partnering with internal and external stakeholders
Integrity is doing the right thing . . .period
Stewardship is the efficient and effective use of people, time, facilities, money, and other resources
Eligible Individuals and legal representative
Family members of individuals
Friends of individuals
Non-paid support providers
Contracted agencies and independent providers (paid vendors who provide a service to the Board or our customers)
Inter-agency – governmental agencies
UCBDD Board members
Each year, normally as part of the October and November board meetings, the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities presents its Annual Plan, which includes the proposed budget for the coming year as well as any proposed operational changes. Strategic Plan updates also occur periodically at board meetings. The Annual Plan will include collecting community comment in order for the public to have input to the county board.
Each year the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities prepares an Annual Report which summarizes what has been accomplished and provides financial and enrollment information.
2014 Annual Report
To be eligible to receive services from the Union County Developmental Disabilities and individual must be a resident of Union County and must meet Ohio’s definition of developmental disabilities as defined in the Ohio Revised Code section 5123:2-1-02 (C).
Developmental Disability means a severe, chronic disability that is characterized by all of the following:
- It is attributed to a mental or physical impairment or a combination of mental and physical impairments, other than a mental or physical impairment solely caused by mental illness.
- It is manifested before the age of twenty-two.
- It is likely to continue indefinitely.
- It results in one of the following.
- In the case of a person under age three, at least one developmental delay or an established risk.
- In the case of a person at least age three but under six, at least two developmental delays or an established risk.
- In the case of a person age six or older. A substantial functional limitation in at least three of the following areas of major life activity , as appropriate for his age: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living, and, if the person is at least age sixteen, capacity for independent living.
It causes the person to need a combination and sequence of special, interdisciplinary, or other type of care, treatment, or provision of services for extended periods of time that is individually planned and coordinated for the person.