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  • Resource Directory


    Clermont County Board of

    Developmental Disabilities

  • Our Vision We envision a culture comprised of inclusive

    communities where people with disabilities

    thrive and live a life on their own terms.

    Our Mission To help those we serve expand capabilities and navigate the possibilities.

  • Clermont DD Board

    Robert Grant, President

    Kim Pellington, Vice President

    Emily Chesnut, Secretary

    Dr. Kim Brady

    Michael Chapman

    David Thamann

    Mary Jane West

    Board Members

    Clermont DD Empowers Me Board

    Julie Wood, President

    Jeff Weir, Vice President

    Cory Wright, Secretary

    Jeff Diesel, Treasure

    Donald A. Collins

    Lisa Davis

    Jodi McPherson

    Peter Miller

    Brad Toft

    Stefani Warren

  • Our Locations

    Krenning Center 4247 Grissom Drive Batavia, OH 45103

    (513) 732-7000

    The Krenning Center is located in the Clermont County Airport Industrial Park.

    Programs and services located at Krenning: Community Employment Services

    Goodwill East

    Donald A. Collins Center 4275 Armstrong Boulevard

    Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 732-7000

    The Donald A. Collins Center is located in the Clermont County Airport Industrial Park.

    Programs and services located at DAC: Adult Services Workshop Program

    Intensive Training Program Work Services

    Thomas A. Wildey Center 2040 US Highway 50 Batavia, OH 45103

    (513) 732-7000

    The Thomas A. Wildey Center is located one mile west of Owensville.

    Programs and services located at the Wildey


    Adult Services – Leisure Opportunities

    Behavior Health Services

    Business/Fiscal Operations

    Community Relations

    Community Support Services

    Early Intervention

    Early Intervention Service Coordination

    Early Intervention Hearing Services


    Human Resources


    School Age

    Service and Support Administration

    Superintendent’s Office

  • Intake, Information & Referral If you need help finding the right service in your community or within the Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities, contact our Information and Referral Division: Intake/Eligibility Clermont County Board of DD 2040 US Highway 50 Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 732-4831 If you are specifically interested in services for a child under the age of 3, you may also contact the Early Intervention office:

    Clermont Early Intervention 2040 US Highway 50 Batavia, OH 45103 (513) 732-5030 (513) 732-5031 (fax)

    Early Intervention (EI) Services are provided by Clermont County Developmental Disabilities Services for children under the age of three. This program follows guidelines and/or rules from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, from Part C of I.D.E.A., as well as rules from the Ohio Department of Health Help Me Grow system.

    Once your child is determined eligible for services, an Early Intervention Team will support you and your family. The team includes a Service Coordinator, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, Early Intervention Specialist and if needed specialist in hearing and vision.

    One member of the team will be assigned as a Primary Service Provider (PSP). This professional will visit you and your child regularly at home or other community settings. At each visit, your PSP will help to address your questions and priorities related to your child’s development. Together you will find ways to support your child during everyday activities. The PSP will consult other team members as needed, and they may join the PSP on visits with you.

    Is my child eligible for services?

    An infant or toddler under the age of three is eligible for services from Clermont County DD Services if he or she has developmental delays in one of the following areas:

    • self-help skills

    • physical development skills (fine gross and motor skills)

    • language, speech, hearing or communication skills

    • cognitive skills

    • social/emotional development An infant or toddler may also be eligible if he or she is at risk for developmental delay due to medical issues.

    Early Intervention

    Beth Martin, Early Childhood Services Director (513) 732-4915

  • School Age Services

    Pre-Employment Transition Services

    Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities School Age Program provides educational services to students (ages 6 through 21) with intensive cognitive/medical/physical needs, multiple disabilities, significant behaviors, and autism spectrum disorders.

    Student placement is determined by the IEP team along with the LEA (Local Education Agency) as an educational option on the continuum of services offered in Clermont County. Students must be enrolled in their local school district.

    Instruction includes functional daily living skills, adaptive behavior, vocational skills and recreation/leisure skills. Additionally, students may receive related services such as speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and/or nursing services as determined by the IEP. All students participate in adapted physical education which includes aquatics.

    The vision of the School Age Program is to provide a safe learning environment for students to actively participate in the educational process and provide students the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential.

    Jody Bailey, Principal (513) 732-4970

    Pre-Employment Transition Services is a partnership between the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation. Its purpose is to serve students with disabilities offering five key components in preparation toward meaningful vocational outcomes. Those services are: Job Exploration/Counseling, Work Based Learning, Counseling on Post Secondary, Work Readiness Training, Instruction on Self Advocacy.

    The mission is to enhance students’ vocational knowledge and skills, better enabling them to become productive and as work-ready as possible upon graduation.

    Transition Summer Work Youth programs include working at businesses such as: Clermont County YMCA, Coney Island, Big Lots, Tractor Supply Company, Grants Farm, UC Clermont. These of course are paid work experiences.

    Our summer Career Exploration Program focuses on soft skills for students who are new to learning about vocational expectations and responsibilities. Soft skills instruction includes: the importance of a good firm handshake and eye contact, resume preparation, interviewing do’s and don’ts, attitude, work behavior, job shadowing, etc.

    Scott Brown, Program Coordinator (513) 732-4851

    S. Michael Marinkovic, Jr., Instructor (513) 732-4914

    Natalie Pippa, Instructor (513) 732-4823

  • Adult Services Donald A. Collins Habilitation Center offer adults with disabilities the opportunity to earn a paycheck while continuing to development necessary skills needed to gain community employment. Individuals can participate in life skills classes, field trips, or work opportunities. The Donald A. Collins Habilitation Center hosts Scott’s Stylin’ Shop, a salon where individuals can get a makeover or manicure at any time during their regular business day.

    The center is named for Donald A. Collins, a former Clermont DD Superintendent and current member of the Clermont DD Empowers Me non-profit board.

    The Wildey Community Integration Program provides meaningful activities that are important to people. Our mission is to increase social connections and community collaboration for adults who choose an alternative to work settings.

    Scott Brown, Program Coordinator (513) 732-4851

    The Clermont DD Employment Services Department is a supported employment program that assists people with disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive employment in integrated workplace settings. It provides assistance such as job development, placement, coaching, retention, and assistive technology services.

    Cost-free benefits to employers include:

    The Business Case to Hire People with Disabilities:

    • Majority of workers require no accommodations

    • Have not been found to increase workers compensation rates

    • Have same job performance ratings

    • Less likely to leave their job

    • Most customers tend to give business to disability-friendly companies

    • Lower rates of absenteeism and less turnover – better attendance and longer tenure correlate to increased productivity.

    • Work Opportunity Tax Credit

    • On-the-job training (wage reimbursement)

    • On-site job training

    • Community Based Work Assessments

    • Thoroughly screened employees

    • Ability matched to job