TuscBDD Authorized for Multi-County Grant Partnership that will Locally Assist Youth in Severe Crisis

Mon, Sep 17th, 2018


TuscBDD Authorized for Multi-County Grant Partnership that will Locally Assist Youth in Severe Crisis

New Philadelphia, August 27, 2018: At the August 2018 regularly scheduled board meeting for the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TuscBDD), The Board authorized the Superintendent to partner with Carroll County Board of DD, Columbiana County Board of DD, the Family and Children First Councils of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties, Personal and Family Counseling Services, and Mayle Homes to implement the proposal awarded through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities’ Residential Services for Youth Grant. “The recent grant that we received to work with Alco Services LLC (Alco) to provide in home therapy is starting to be utilized; however, in some instances additional, more intensive support is needed,” explained Nate Kamban, TuscBDD’s Superintendent. “In this case, where the crisis is so severe that the in-home therapy and respite at Alco is not effective, the child can then go to a trained provider that specializes in this kind of support,” furthered Kamban. This grant will guarantee one bed for each of the three counties involved in the collaboration. “The synergy that we are experiencing with the six agencies and multiple counties has been incredible. This opportunity will definitely help families here locally and in Carroll and Columbiana counties as well.”

Also discussed at the August board meeting, were pertinent trainings that have been organized and provided by TuscBDD for agency staff, local providers, parents and family members. “TuscBDD continually strives to provide the best services and supports to the people of Tuscarawas County,” expressed Kamban. “We make it a priority to host trainings for employees, providers, parents, families, and community partners. We make sure to utilize our training room as a resource for educational opportunities that range from advocacy and parent support to direct support care and beyond,” furthered Kamban. The most recent trainings that TuscBDD hosted were centered on topics that included: Community employment and the TuscBDD employment navigation service, vocational habilitation versus adult day supports, community integration, and remote supports.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Monday, September 17th at 5:30 PM. This meeting will take place at TuscBDD's Service and Support Center located at 610 Commercial Ave. SW in New Philadelphia. More information about TuscBDD's programs and services can be found online at www.tuscbdd.org, www.facebook.com/tuscbdd, or www.twitter.com/tuscbdd.