Superintendent's Message

UCBDD Earns 3-Year Accreditation

Superintendent, Kara Brown


We are excited to announce that The Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities has been accredited by the state for the quality services and supports it provides to individuals with disabilities.

So what does this mean for You?

You can be assured our staff have a passion for coordinating quality person-centered services, and supports that respect the person, their choices, and promotes community inclusion.

Many of you face daily challenges that others take for granted. Simple tasks many of us perform every day as routine can be extremely delicate and difficult for some of you.  We take great pride assisting you and your families and caregivers to identify and obtain appropriate services and supports.

Here in Union County, our community has a variety of activities in which you can engage, and we are committed to making sure you have the opportunity to engage in these activities as you so desire.

Finally, it shows that your tax dollars are well spent in supporting people with disabilities.


How is accreditation achieved?

A comprehensive review of the County Board is conducted by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).  The accreditation review is a very rigorous and thorough process, spanning approximately six several months.  DODD performs an intense review of documentation, on-site visits, and interviews with people receiving supports from UCBDD.  


DODD found that the Union County Board of Developmental Disabilities achieved substantial compliance with minimum standards and subsequently obtained a Three-Year Accreditation in DODD’s areas of excellence.


This recognition wasn’t the result of the work that was done during the review. It was the result of the excellence with which staff performed their professional responsibilities day-after-day, month-after-month, and year-after-yea. 


This achievement is a result of our staff’s belief and practice of our core values of Excellence, Customer-Driven, Collaboration, Integrity and Stewardship.


October 2018

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