Community Employment Resource Map
Currently individuals with Developmental disabilities in Holmes County work in a variety of positions including food service, maintenance, furniture production, and with other local businesses. Holmes County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Holmes DD) has created several positions and a local Employment First Policy to support community employment. They are also part of "imagine," which has greatly influenced their person centered planning.
Additionally, Holmes DD has several partnerships. They collaborate with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), the local Chamber of Commerce, local businesses, and local school districts. They have hired a staff member who works directly with schools and local businesses in order to develop employment opportunities and transition services.
Staff members at Holmes DD are dedicated to making changes that impact community employment. Local organizations and the community have also been very supportive and greatly influenced the success of community employment in Holmes County.