Ohio Public Images Campaign LogoEveryone has a story and they are all worth telling. Ohio Public Images’ 2016 awareness theme, “What’s Your Story,” is designed to capture the dreams, interests, abilities and personalities of people who have developmental disabilities.

In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness month, we want to share stories of Licking County citizens with developmental disabilities.  Our first story features Tanner Krupp.



Project SEARCH is a one-year internship program for high school seniors with disabilities, who aim to achieve competitive employment. The students will spend their entire school day on site with Licking Memorial Health Systems(LMHS). To learn more, please attend an Open House on Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at LMHS.

Applications for Project SEARCH can be obtained from teachers in Licking County schools. If you have any questions about the program, please feel free to contact:

Holly Shellogg, Director of Employment Supports at 740-349-6588.

Click here to see the Licking Memorial Health Systems flyer.


Take a moment to see four of our amazing Providers in action:  LICCO Inc., PALS, KICKS, and SPARK.  We have over a dozen agency Providers in Licking County that offer different opportunities for Licking County adults with developmental disabilities.


Licking County Residents,

It brings me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Superintendent for the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to serve you all, and I am humbled by the responsibility I now have to carry on the legacy Nancy Neely leaves behind as she retires with over 30 years of service.


Everyday the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities provides services and support to more than 1500 children, youth, and adults in Licking County— because of you, we can!   (more…)

Nancy Neely recorded her final interview as Superintendent with Dave Doney on his show, Focus on Licking County.



Nancy Neely, Superintendent for the Licking County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD), was recently presented the Kenneth Legats Award for Visionary Leadership in Administration by the Ohio Association of County Boards Supporting People with Developmental Disabilities (OACBDD). (more…)


Congratulations to Mike and Vicki Sussman who were presented the 2015 Vocational Service Award by the Rotary Club of Pataskala. The Sussman’s were nominated based on their work with West Licking Warrior’s Special Olympics. West Licking Special Olympics has served athletes in Western Licking County since 2003. The organization began with 8 athletes and now serves over 100 athletes in basketball, track, powerlifting, bowling, tennis, swimming, cheerleading and golf.



This week we participated in the United Way Week of Caring. Several members of our staff volunteered at the Licking County Library sorting and moving boxes of books. We are proud to be a part of this community and believe in the mission of the United Way. This is always a fun event to be a part of!



Gary Smith, our Director of Finance and Business Operations, was part of an advocacy effort to educate state legislators on the impact proposed cuts to Ohio’s Tangible Personal Property Tax (TPPT) would have on County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD). The proposed cuts totaled nearly $40 million in state revenue over two years. (more…)