Community Employment Resource Map

Guernsey County

The Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Guernsey DD) adopted a Community First Policy in 2012 that promotes access to the community for all individuals with developmental disabilities. Employment is a priority and Guernsey DD continues to build relationships in the community to support employment opportunities.

Guernsey DD works with local school districts and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities to provide services for students transitioning from school to adult services. Bridges to Transition is a very successful program and provides funding options for supported employment and establishes positive relationships with employers in the community. One individual has found significant natural supports in her Bridges placement and hopes to continue working with her employer during the school year.