ACBDD Covid-19 Operations

The Ashland County Board of Developmental Disabilities is committed to providing ongoing services during this time of uncertainty. In an effort to protect those we serve, as well as our staff, our building will be closed beginning March 23, 2020.

Our staff will continue to provide services while working remotely. Please see our Contact Us page for phone numbers and email addresses for our staff.

Our Crisis Line remains available 24/7 - 419-651-3760

Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is quickly spreading across the nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), there will likely be more cases to follow. As we prepare to address this growing concern, we wanted to share some information with you. In addition, we want everyone to be healthy and safe. Learn more here: CDC Community Guidance.

Service & Support Administration

  • The SSA department remains operational and is working remotely at this time.
  • SSAs and support staff remain available by phone and email.
  • SSA's will be making contact as needed to organize phone, conference or video calls in order to coordinate services.
  • Please contact your SSA if you need assistance.

Dale-Roy School

  • Dale-Roy School facility is closed through the end of the 2020 school year.
  • Graduation ceremonies are postponed until further notice.
  • Students should continue to complete to complete provided at-home learning materials.
  • Intervention Specialists and related services providers will contact families weekly to answer questions and provide additional instruction for at-home activities.
  • Breakfast and lunch deliveries will continue until further notice. Families who have not signed up for meal delivery may request meals by contacting the school (419-289-0470)

Early Intervention

  • Early Intervention home visits are suspended until further notice. Service providers will continue to have regular contact with families. Families are encouraged to participate in alternate meeting formats-phone or videoconference.
  • Early Intervention providers will continue to partner with Help Me Grow Service Coordinators to schedule evaluations and required IFSP meetings via phone/video conference.

MUI Department

  • The MUI Unit remains operational and is continuing to investigates and/or tracks all major unusual incidents involving Ashland County residents with developmental disabilities. Operations are being fulfilled remotely at this time.
  • If you become aware of an unanticipated hospitalization or death related to COVID-19, please report it to our MUI Unit, so we can track the number of cases involving people with disabilities who we support. We are here to help Families and Providers during the Pandemic COVID-19 epidemic. We understand the important role family and the Community Providers play in the health and safety of individuals with disabilities.
  • For information or to report an MUI contact Margaret Halter at, call (419) 273-9534 during normal business hours, or call the SSA crisis line after hours at 419-651-3760.

Additional Covid-19 Resources