A key goal of the Always There campaign is to engage and educate audiences about Ohio’s developmental disabilities (DD) community by sharing compelling personal stories and historical information. To achieve that goal, we need your help!

We’re asking Ohio’s county boards and the people, families, and communities they serve to contribute to the campaign by identifying people who have great stories to tell about the DD community and the county boards, as well as submitting items of historical significance, i.e., documents, photos, videos, and artifacts. Guidance on what and how to submit is listed below.


Personal Stories | Historical Items



Always There Personal Stories

Do you know someone who has a unique perspective or story to tell about Ohio’s DD community or history? If yes, we want to hear about it.

In particular, we are looking for the following personas:

  • People with DD and family members
  • Employers of people with DD
  • County board members, leadership and staff
  • Taxpayers who support county boards and levies
  • Supportive legislators and local officials
  • Service providers and caregivers

The recommended individuals should be open to sharing their story via social and news media. They also need to be comfortable with being interviewed, videotaped, photographed and/or recorded as part of the campaign.

Submit Story Here



Always There Historical Items

Do you have:

  • Photos of a facility groundbreaking or an early education school program?
  • Video highlighting your county board’s achievements or a new service approach?
  • News clippings about historic legislation or milestones in the DD community?
  • Artifacts from workshop programs or old facilities?

If yes, we want to know about them!

If you have an item to submit, please select the appropriate form below. If you have a physical item you’d like to donate, please note that in your submission description and someone will follow up with you.

Thank you for supporting the Always There 50th Anniversary Campaign!