Welcome to the Ottawa County Board
of Developmental Disabilities
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities operates a county agency providing direct or contracted services on a daily basis. The Board provides support services to children and adults of all ages, who have developmental disabilities.
Our Purpose & Commitment
The Ottawa County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides Early Intervention, Service and Support Services for children ages three and older through adulthood, as well as our REC (Recreational Experiences in the Community) program. Through service contracts, OCBDD provides workshop; private day habilitation agencies and in a variety of other settings where support is needed; as well as Residential Services, which assist individuals to live as independently as they can, in their own home. Similar to public schools, most services are provided at no cost and are supported by local, state and federal funds. Services are provided to residents of Ottawa County who meet the eligibility requirements.
Our Board Members
The Board is comprised of seven members who are appointed by the Ottawa County Commissioners or the Probate Judge.
The law requires that at least three of the Board members are family members of individuals who either receive, or are eligible to receive, services from the Board. All Board members serve on a voluntary basis with no compensation for their services.
Take a look at where we started and how we have evolved to be the organization we are today.