68421 Hammond Road
St. Clairsville, OH 43950

1 740 695 0407



At the Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, we help people create meaningful lives and that makes all the difference.

We don't serve "clients" or manage "cases." We serve people and support their efforts to create the kind of lives they want to live. Our person-centered planning process is designed to foster independence and give people with disabilities choice and control over resources spent on their behalf.

Relationships matter in life. That is why we develop partnerships in the community that create opportunities for the people we serve to learn, live, work and contribute alongside every other person. When this happens, people with disabilities become valued for who they are and what they can do and life becomes more meaningful for everyone!

The coordination of supports for adults (ages 22 and older) with developmental disabilities in Belmont County is guided by the principle of self-determination. That means we respect what people want and have given them choice and control over their lives.

Through casual conversations, we help people identify their strengths and interests by learning what is important to and what is important for each one and coordinating their supports around those things. This person-centered planning process has helped adults with disabilities achieve greater independence and become active, contributing members of the community.

When supports are identified, people choose from among qualified, private providers who will deliver them. Supports may include:

  • Community/Supported Employment - Full-time or part-time community-based individual and group employment opportunities.

  • Vocational Training - Development of skills needed to become employed and stay employed.

  • Adult Day Activities - Activities that enhance a person's quality of life like social, leisure, recreational, and enrichment activities provided in a variety of settings.

  • Transportation – The Board and private providers offer transportation options to adults so they can get to where they need and want to go.

  • Residential – The Board works with other organizations to locate and/or develop homes in the community for people with disabilities and then funds the supports they need to live there.
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