What’s your story?

Every person and family we support has their own unique story to tell. At LCBDD, we are honored to be a part of each and every journey.

Sharing these stories helps reflect the incredibly diverse community that we serve while helping those we support make connections and find belonging. 

Storytelling is a part of our culture at LCBDD and we hope you enjoy this always growing collection of profiles, stories and moments.

Do you have a success story you'd like to share? We want to hear it and celebrate with you!  Contact Anna Jeffries at 740-322-6911 or anna.jeffries@lcountydd.org to get started. 

Success Stories

September 28, 2022
Pierson Johnson poses outside his Pataskala home.

Meet Pierson!

Pierson Johnson has worked hard to speak up and advocate for himself.
September 14, 2022
Evan Alioto sits on a recumbent tandem bike.

Meet Evan!

Evan Alioto is ready for the next step.
September 7, 2022
Diamond Douang poses with her silver medal against a brick wall.

Congratulations Diamond!

Diamond Douang shares her experiences at the Special Olympics USA Games.
August 3, 2022
Kaylee Higgins sorts clothes at her summer work experience at Goodwill Unlimited.

Learning on the job!

Close to 90 students participated in OOD's Summer Employment program.
July 27, 2022
Nataloe Kosko poses for a photo in her Heath apartment.

Meet our summer Tech All Stars!

We're excited to share these stories about the difference technology makes.
July 1, 2022
Pat Gassman poses in his school uniform.

Meet Pat!

Pat has been supported by the SPICE program at St. Francis.
June 29, 2022
Kimberly Przenkop poses for a photo with Supervisor Anita Sawyer.

Congratulations Kimberly!

Kim was recently recognized as Crew Member of the Year at the McDonald’s on 30th Street.
June 15, 2022
Brendon Bannworth stands in his Newark living room.

‘He’s really taken off with it.’

For Brendon Bannworth, assistive tech has given him a voice.
June 13, 2022
Ellie Messer poses with her bike outside her house.

Ellie’s voice

At 6, Ellie Messer is already a fierce advocate for her own independence.
May 18, 2022
Braedon Pollmann will graduate from Newark High School. He poses for a photo in his Newark home.

Congratulations Class of 2022!

We are proud of all the seniors we support and wish you all the best!
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