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Full Time Preschool Intervention Specialist for the 2023-2024 School Year

The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a full time Preschool Teacher and Intervention Specialist for their preschool program at the Hills and Dales Preschool for the 2023-2024 upcoming school year beginning in August 2023. For more information, please visit the Human Resources tab and click on job opportunities.  Posted 3/30/23

Job Posting - Hills and Dales Educational Aide

The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is seeking a Preschool Classroom Educational Aide for their preschool program at the Hills and Dales Preschool for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. For more information on this posting, please visit the Human Resource tab and click on job opportunities.  Posted 3/22/23

2022 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our annual report for 2022.  To read the report, visit the about us tab and click on annual reports.  Enjoy!

Community First earns three-year CARF accrediation

In January of this year, the Community First Department went through the CARF accreditation review.  We are pleased to report that they received a three-year accreditation in the area of Community Services: Job Development and Transition Services. For further information, please review the accreditation report under the Community First tab.


The Highland County Board of Developmental Disabilities (HCBDD) and Fayette County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD) are currently recruiting for an Ohio licensed Occupational Therapist (OT). For more information, visit the Human Resources tab. Posted 9/27/22

Exciting Community First News!

This summer the Community First Department provided the Summer Youth Work Experience, which was a wonderful opportunity for transition students to get out in the community and experience several types of jobs. We had fifteen students complete the program and two that were hired on after finishing the program. We would like to thank the following businesses for giving these students this experience: the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course, Four Seasons Boarding, Grooming, and Training; Star Cinemas, Highland County Family YMCA, and Ponderosa. Without the support of these businesses this would not have been possible. THANK YOU!! We would also like to thank the students and families of those who participated. Without the families support and students’ willingness to learn new things this program would not have been the success that it was. THANK YOU!! All the students walked away from the program with new skills, such as: how to do a variety of maintenance work, being a dishwasher, being a cashier, and working in customer service. They also gained the knowledge of working together as a team and how it feels to be working young adults.

HCBDD is a provider for Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) through our Community First Department and recently OOD provided us with a scorecard of our Job Development Services. We received high scores for providing excellent services to job seekers. Successful job closures and retention was at 88%, which is much higher than the statewide score of 55%. Through OOD we provide Pre-Employment Services, Summer Youth Work Experience, and Job Development Services. All of the services aid in developing transition students in our county to be successful in job placement. 

2022 Innovation Series Highlights Technology

The Heidt Center of Excellence in Cincinnati is a specialized school that serves middle and high school students on the spectrum as well as innovative transition and work readiness programs for young adults who have graduated high school. One aspect of transition they are now focusing on is informed by Technology First. They have created an in-school, one-bedroom-apartment equipped with a variety of tech supports so students can access and use them as they learn. Families are also able to see supportive tech in action, a win-win.  For more information, hit control and then click the link below to view the video.


Job Posting - Early Intervention Speech Pathologist

HCBDD is currently accepting applications for an Early Intervention Speech Pathologist.  To view the posting and the application, visit the human resources tab.  Posted 2/16/22

Want to become an Independent Provider?

The Highland County Board of DD (HCBDD) provides coordination, oversight, and funding to eligible individuals with developmental disabilities. Providers are selected through an interview process from an agency or can be an independent provider. An Independent Provider (IP) is a self-employed person who provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities.  For more information, please click on the resources tab, then visit the provider information folder.  Details about how to become an IP are listed there.  You may also reach out to us if you have additional questions or need assistance.

STABLE Acco​unts

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The STABLE Account provides people living with disabilities the financial independence they hope to obtain.  

Exciting news for a great opportunity!

The HCBDD is excited to partner with Southern State Community College to promote the College to Career Experience (CCE) program. For more information about this great opportunity, click below.  Posted 8/28/20

CCE Program Information