68421 Hammond Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

1 740 695 0407


What We Do

The Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities funds the basic, essential needs of people with developmental disabilities. We help them choose the supports they want and need and who will deliver them. We also ensure their health, safety and well-being throughout their lives.
Supports provided or funded include residential, vocational, educational, respite and transportation. In most cases, people receive services over the course of a lifetime, 24 hours per day, seven days per week, and 365 days of the year. We partner with various providers who deliver the services. The Board is funded by local, state and federal funding sources.
The following supports are funded by the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities:

ADULT SERVICES - Supports for adults (ages 22 and older) can include community/supported employment; vocational training; adult day activities; sheltered employment; and transportation.

RESIDENTIAL - We work with organizations like Eastern Ohio Housing Development Corporation, Sunrise Acres Ranch, ResCare and Paramount Support Services to develop quality housing options for people with disabilities and provide the supports they need to live in the community where they are connected to family and friends.

TRANSPORTATION – We transport people with disabilities to the places they need to go, like school and work. The Board’s fleet of school buses, light transit vehicles and cars are meticulously maintained and regularly inspected. Some vehicles have specialized equipment that ensures the highest level of safety.

EARLY INTERVENTION - We partner with Help Me Grow, Easter Seals and other agencies to provide early intervention supports for infants and toddlers (ages 0 through 2) who have a developmental disability. Using evidence-based practices, our Developmental Specialists teach parents how to help their child’s development. The Board also has trained professionals who instruct parents in the use of P.L.A.Y. (Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters), helping them bridge the social barrier that often exists with children with autism by showing them how to effectively play and interact with their child.

EDUCATIONAL - The Board supports students with disabilities in the public schools in a variety of ways and offers educational supports to a small number of children at the School of Hope.


The Board operates an emergency on-call number that is manned 24 hours per day/7 days per week to report emergencies or suspected abuse, neglect or health/safety issues involving people with developmental disabilities. The emergency number is 740-310-2255.


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