Community Employment Resource Map
Scioto County is a rural county that offers diverse community positions for individuals with developmental disabilities. Positions are developed through relationships with small businesses, many in the food and retail industries. The Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Scioto DD) communicates the message of how hiring individuals with developmental disabilities can make businesses more successful.
To support community employment, Scioto DD established a local Employment First policy. Staff has been trained and certified by Griffin-Hammis in customized employment. For transition youth, Scioto DD works with local high schools through the Bridges to Transition program. Scioto DD partners with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and Community Action Organization of Scioto County, Inc. for job training, job development, and other employment services.
One individual in Scioto County has been employed at a local coffee shop as a barista for three months. His employer invested in week-long training in another state for him. The natural supports in place and this training gave this gentleman the tools he needs to be successful in his position.