The Atrium is a State-of-the-Art Facility
Boasting more than 20,000 square feet, the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities opened the Atrium Center in November 2009. The Atrium Center accommodates the Adult Day Services component of the Greene County Board of DD. This tranquil, relaxing facility is designed for Pet Therapy, Snoezelon Therapy, Art and Music Therapy, Repositioning Therapy, Zen Therapy, Multipurpose, Creativity and multi-sensory lighting rooms for persons with autism and severe disabilities. The Atrium also contains business conference rooms, a School of Cooking, a beautiful cafeteria and outdoor courtyard café.
Free Shredding for Greene County Residents!
Greene, Inc. provides shredding of personal documents free of charge as a thank you for Greene County residents for supporting the Greene County Board of DD Levy. Shredding can be dropped off at Greene, Inc. between 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.
Name Change for Board
After decades of being known as the Greene County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, the Board is changing its name to the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The state-mandated name change will the Board's first since 1980, when it officially adopted the “Greene County Board of MR/DD” moniker. The Ohio House of Representatives voted unanimously in June to strike "mental retardation" from the Ohio Department of MR/DD and all of the 88 Ohio county Boards.
“The name change is part of the continuing evolution for people with developmental disabilities,” said Linda Oda, Director of communication for the Association of County Boards of MR/DD, which is also expected to change its name in the near future. Oda said that much of the credit for the passage of the legislation should be give not to just the self-advocates in Athens, but to the advocates for the developmentally disabled throughout Ohio.