Community Employment Resource Map
Lucas County offers a wide variety of employment options for individuals with developmental disabilities. Industries include: clerical, maintenance, janitorial, manufacturing, food service, animal care, logistics, car detailing, customer service, and retail.
Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Lucas DD) is committed to developing relationships within the community in order to support more individuals in finding community employment. In 2013, Lucas County was selected as a Local Leaders community planning team. Throughout this process, they partnered with families, local school districts, Ohio Means Jobs – Lucas County, Opportunities for Ohioans with disabilities, local mental health agencies, employers, and providers of employment services. They have also adopted an Employment First policy.
One individual in Lucas County was able to turn their passion for playing the piano into a microenterprise. Another individual was interested in working at Bath and Body Works, so she participated in an informational interview. She impressed the employer so much through her demonstration of product knowledge and customer service skills that she was hired.