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Chillicothe Mayor Helps Kick Off DD Awareness Month 2015

A group of preschool student’s from the Pioneer Center’s integrated classroom at the Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Early Childhood Center visited Chillicothe’s Mayor Jack Everson in honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

The mayor presented the group with a proclamation officially recognizing March as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and encouraging agencies, individuals, and organizations concerned with developmental disabilities (DD) to join in observation and support of our citizens.


Appearing from left to right: Cameron Jones, Anna Cenci, Jude Cenci, William Maravy, Mayor Jack Everson, Campbell Bowen, and Regina Gambill



Stargazey’s Equine Therapy Awarded Grant


Thank you to our partner Stargazey’s Equine Therapy! The good folks at Stargazey recently received a $2,400 grant from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer fund to allow for 8 free pony activities from them in 2015. Students and adults will benefit from this grant at several events the Pioneer Center has planned this upcoming year to be held at the Pioneer School and at the Black Farm. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who helped make this possible!


Art on Air

The Pioneer Center’s Director of Communication, Patrick McFadden, joins Ted Fickisen, of The Pump House, and Betsy Parker, of the Art League, to discuss the upcoming 80+-piece art exhibit comprised fully of artists with DD. Click the “play” button below to listen to the interview now.



Taking to The Air

The Pioneer Center’s Superintendent, Rick Marriott, and Director of Communications, Patrick McFadden, took to the airwaves earlier this week to discuss Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month with the good folks at Chillicothe’s own WBEX Radio. Click the “play” button below to listen to the interview now.


DODD Provider Search Tool – Online access to DODD Providers and Housing Vacancies

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has created a useful search tool which enables people to search for potential service providers. This web search is designed to help individuals, families and county boards search for providers and housing for Ohioans with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. A wide variety of waiver and supported living providers can be found, such as transportation, homemaker personal care and day services.

Click here to explore providers in your area.