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  • Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities

    Supporting children and adults with disabilities throughout their lifetime.

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    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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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.

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Veterans Day

Administration Building, Support Administration, Early Intervention/Therapy offices closed

Agency Provider Meeting

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

Property sale finalized

The former Richland County Early Childhood Center located at 255 Hedges Street was officially transferred from the Richland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Richland Newhope) to its new owner the Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission.

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