The Highland and Fayette County Board(s) of Developmental Disabilities are pleased to congratulate Superintendent Deb Buccilla in receiving the Ron Kozlowski Advocacy Award from Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc. (APSI) of Ohio. The prestigious award was given to Supt. Buccilla at an awards program on June 8 in Columbus.
In 2010, the APSI Board of Trustees created the Ron Kozlowski Advocacy Award in recognition of the agency’s former Executive Director and his lifetime advocacy efforts on behalf of individuals with developmental disabilities. The award is given annually to a person or entity outside of APSI who has demonstrated a lifetime in advocacy for individuals with developmental disabilities and has a long-term connection with advocacy efforts within the DD service system.
Supt. Buccilla has been a tireless advocate in many capacities, from residential settings to serving on a County Board of DD, to becoming a strong advocate as a Superintendent for Fayette and Highland Counties. She is constantly seeking new opportunities for children and adults with disabilities in the community and has given support to the local advocacy groups, as well as the Ohio Self Determination Association, People First of Ohio, and the Developmental Disabilities Council, which earlier this year presented Superintendent Buccilla with the Self-Advocacy Hero Award.
STABLE Accounts Open!
Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s office recently launched STABLE Accounts – the nation’s first savings plan for persons with disabilities.Made possible by the Federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, STABLE Accounts allow eligible participants to save, invest, and spend money on qualified disability expenses such as housing, healthcare, education and transportation without losing need-based benefits.
Total Integration is Our Goal
Highland County Board of DD of Hillsboro, OH aims to find the right support systems and therapies that enable those with developmental challenges the opportunity to obtain all they need and want in life. Our services enable them to fully engage in all spheres of community life!
Helping at All Stages of Life
We are entrusted with providing adaptation, integration, and therapy services for members of the developmentally disabled community and their families. It is our goal to ensure the best possible outcomes, by enabling families to provide their loved ones with quality therapy from first diagnosis to adulthood.
Integration and independence are both goals and mantras, driving us to find effective ways to support those in need of assistance while enabling them to live full and productive lives surrounded by friends and loved ones.
As the County Board of Developmental Disabilities, we take it upon ourselves to continuously seek out a bright future for all!