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City pool ready for longer splash season


“…Bonner said new Safety-Service Director Jeff Carman has added his support and some good ideas to the planning for the new season, and McNeal noted that a cooperative program with the Pioneer Center has also played a big role.

‘Their students came down here through a curriculum-based work experience program and they worked throughout the school day just getting this place ready for the season,’ McNeal said of work done since mid-February.” Click here to read the full story. 



2016 Community Health Survey


The Partners for a Healthier Ross County are conducting a survey to learn more about the health and quality of life in our community. Partners will use the results to identify priority health issues and a develop a collaborative community health strategic plan for Ross County. Click here to take the survey.



Annual Report 2015

We are pleased to present our Annual Report for 2015. To request a hard copy, please contact Patrick McFadden at pmcfadden@rossdd.org.


Click below for a pdf version:

Annual Report – 2015


Please Take our Housing Survey


The Ross County Board of Developmental Disabilities (RCBDD), also known as the Pioneer Center, is undertaking a housing plan to guide the agency’s future work.  Input from people we serve and their families is very important to us and will be used when creating our housing plan.  Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts!

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The Loose Caboose: Highlights of PLAY Autism Intervention Session

Highlights of Dr. Rick Solomon’s session with Kouyate and his parents as he shares some of the PLAY Project early intervention’s techniques for engaging children with autism spectrum disorder: http://www.playproject.org/ This preview shows four-and-a-half-year-old Kouyate, who has higher functioning autism, but still has challenges with engagement.