2021 Census Proclamation Certificate
Whereas For more than seven decades, the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities has worked closely with community partners to help people with disabilities achieve the things that are important to them. The LCBDD supported more than 2,100 people locally in 2021. It works with people of all ages.
• The Early Childhood team works with children, starting at birth, to help them meet early milestones
• The Transition Youth team works with ages 13-24 to help them plan their next steps after high school
• The Adult team supports individuals 25 and older, helping them connect with the resources they need. This can mean living independently, working in the community, or just doing things they truly enjoy.
Today, the LCBDD's largest responsibility is to:
• Fund services for residents with disabilities
• Support individuals and families to meet their outcomes
• Support the agency and independent Direct Support Professionals (DSPs} who provide direct care
Whereas People with disabilities are our family members, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. When they are surrounded by strong support teams, they are more likely to meet their outcomes. When they succeed, our entire county is stronger.
Whereas Every year, during the month of March, the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities takes time to recognize the accomplishments of people with disabilities and highlight the partnerships that allow the agency to impact county residents every day.
Therefore I, Jeff Collins, mayor of The Village Of Hanover do hereby proclaim March 2022 as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
I present this proclamation to the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities and extend my gratitude to the countless partners who work hand in hand with LCBDD staff members and the people they support to create strong teams. Working together brings our community together and empowers us all.