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  • Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities

    Supporting children and adults with disabilities throughout their lifetime.

  • Help Your Child Thrive

    Get access to resources that help your child grow in all areas of life.

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  • Become A Provider

    Help us enrich our community by taking the next steps to become a provider partner today.

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  • Find Your Path

    Learn about services and supports to help adults live, work, and be part of the community.

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  • Direct Support Professionals

    Direct Support Professionals (DSP) are so important to us and the people we serve. To learn more about becoming a DSP, give us a call at: 419-774-4200.

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Welcome to the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD)

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Get Access to the Right Information and Resources with RCBDD

Richland Newhope, officially known as the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), exists to make a difference.  We work with individuals, families, guardians, and caregivers to help develop a plan unique to each individual.  Our experienced staff shows you how to identify available options and then connect you to the services that fit your needs.

Our focus on finding the right path for you or your loved one is our top priority.  If you are a parent of a child with disabilities, we can help, starting with early intervention and preschool.  As your child transitions from school into adulthood, Richland Newhope will work with you to help your child achieve his or her goals.  We also provide support for adults by connecting them to local services, such as supported employment, residential supports, and community clubs/organizations.

Mission:  Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is dedicated to supporting people to be valued members of their community and to live the life they desire.

Vision:  Richland County is a community that values and respects the abilities of all people.

Richland Newhope Values

Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility training

Parents, guardians, individuals, and families are invited to attend the Project STIR "Steps Toward Independence and Responsibility" training program for self-advocates . Jonathan Martinis, Esq., J.D. is the presenter. No registration is required.

Agency Provider Meeting

Richland Newhope will hold its bi-monthly meeting for our agency provider partners.

DSP award winner honored

Emilie Stanley said she was thrilled and overjoyed when she found out that she was selected as this year's recipient of 2019 CARE Direct Support Professional (DSP) award.

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