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State accredits Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities (OCBDD) has been accredited by the State of Ohio for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities.

An accreditation certificate was been issued to the Board by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities on Jan. 7.

A comprehensive review of the County Board was conducted late last year by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD). The accreditation review is a very rigorous and thorough process, spanning approximately six months. A team of surveyors from DODD reviewed all areas of County Board operations including personnel administration, services and support, and other indicators of the general efficiency and effectiveness of the County Board in the community it serves.

The results of the review found that the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities achieved substantial compliance with minimum standards. Therefore, the OCBDD obtained a four year period of accreditation.

County Boards are given several months of advance notice to prepare for the accreditation review. The preparation requires many staff hours and a great deal of coordination between programs and departments.

The administrator and staff of the Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities are to be commended for their efforts in achieving this service accreditation.

For more information on OCBDD, call 866.755.4440, 419. 898.0400 or 419.734.6650, or visit the website at www.ocbdd.

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