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ACBDD gets high ratings in independent reviews

Published Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Two independent reviews of the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities have found the agency to be among the highest-rated county boards, according to a news release from the board. Both granted ACBDD a three-year accreditation, which is the highest possible.  

Reviewers for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (or CARF) conducted their review of the agency’s employment services division over the summer. CARF is an independent nonprofit accreditor of health and human services entities.

“Staff intently listens to the needs and preferences of the individuals served, and gets to know them and their families so they can better serve them,” noted the CARF report. “Personnel are dedicated, competent, committed and enthusiastic. They display enthusiasm, collectively appear committed to providing person-first and person-centered services.”

Most recently, reviewers from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) completed their assessment in September of the agency’s programming from birth through end of life. They also found the agency worthy of a three-year rating. DODD oversees a statewide system of supports and services for people with developmental disabilities and their families. 

“We are very proud of the work we do here,” Supt. Kevin Davis said in the release. “And it’s reassuring to have our good work confirmed by two independent outside entities. ACBDD has gone through an incredibly positive transformation over the past few years, and that can only be credited to our leadership and staff.”

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