Allen County Group

About Us

Always There is a statewide campaign to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities.

By sharing personal stories, historic milestones, and important achievements, the campaign will tell the story of Ohio’s developmental disabilities community in the past, the present, and looking toward the future.

This website will serve as the storytelling hub for the campaign and will be updated regularly with new stories, events, and news. Stay tuned as the site continues to grow throughout 2017!

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“As a result of parents' activism and saying that our children don't belong in church basements and in old homes, [we] started a movement [...] that would allow county boards to be established. ”
Grace Jacklitz, Parent and Founding Board Member | Lake County Board of DD (Deepwood)

History Project:

Sharing Ohio's Developmental Disability Milestones

1967 1977 1987 1997 2007 2017