Our Neck of the Woods: News and Events

Shared Living

Shared Living is an option within Residential Services in which a person in the community and a person with an intellectual or developmental disability choose to live together and share life's experiences. See first hand in the video above, a success story here in Guernsey County. To learn more, contact Jennifer Oakley, Employment Navigator/Provider Support at joakley@guernseycountydd.org or call 740-439-4451 at the Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

MEORC Guernsey County - Sonya

Early Intervention - Easton

Employment Navigation - Randy

Early Intervention - Regan

Employment Navigation - Will



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 Working Wednesday

Our July Working Wednesday is Ryan.

  He is participating in the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Summer Work Experience program.  This is a five week program throughout the summer where an individual works at a location one on one with a job coach.  Before being referral to the OOD program Ryan participated in the KEYS (Knowledge Education Youth Success) program in 2018 that prepared him for what working will look like.  Once he began working with OOD Ryan and his parents selected to work with Cedar Ridge as an employment vendor for the summer program. Teagan Woodmansee, summer job coach with Cedar Ridge, has been working with Ryan at Denny’s throughout the program and reports that he is a great worker.  “Ryan is very task oriented and reads his work area very well. He knows what is expected and will joke with me ‘that isn’t how James does it.’” Ryan interacts with his co-workers very well and when asked what he likes most about his job, “I like working with James.”

Congratulations Ryan!


Community Partner Award

The Community Partner Award is our thanks to our partners in the community who go the extra mile for our individuals!

Salt Fork State Park


Upcoming Events/Programs

Special Needs Soccer Sign-Up's, click here.

This event is for adults 18+