Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

The mission of the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to support, empower, and inspire people.

Our Vision

All people are respected members of the community.

Our ValuesSpecial Olympic Athletes and Community Members pose for a photo after finishing up the "Celebrity Basketball Game", which is a part of DD Awareness Month in March.

  • Partnerships
  • Advocacy
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Our History

Since 1955, children, youth, and adults with developmental disabilities have counted on our ability to provide excellent services and supports. While the developmental disabilities system is ever changing, the Wood County Board of DD adapts and continues to coordinate vital services for people with developmental disabilities in Wood County.

Community members, civic and religious groups, BGSU, as well as businesses have been a critical part of our success. In addition, we have an excellent relationship with school districts and other human service agencies to ensure options and choices in education, employment, recreation, and community involvement. We continue to collaborate with service providers and recruit new providers to the area to increase those options and choices for the individuals we serve.

Kristin Fisher, Brent Baer, and Kim Paxton stand together and smile for the camera during the Kiddie Tractor Pull Event at the Wood County Fair.

Within the heart of each community, EVERYONE belongs!

Accessibility Statement

The Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities recognizes the integral role technology and the internet plays within the lives of the people and families we serve. We are committed to providing an accessible website for every person and are continually working towards our goal of providing universal access by following the guidelines set by the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

If you experience difficulties when navigating our website, please reach out to us at contact@woodcountydd.org