Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services

Strategic Plan


[It would be helpful to have] a parent mentor whose child with disabilities has similar issues and has navigated the process successfully and understands what supports are available.

Focus Group Parent

Guidance through Life Stages

People served and their families will experience confident, seamless transitions from one life stage to the next -- from babies to school-age children to adults to senior citizens.

Timely and succinct information provided to allow informed choices

Warm referrals to real people and key information

Simple guides, including “Top things you need to know” to navigate each life stage

Connecting experienced parents with parents at different life stages (cross-generational guidance)

Early and active support for school-age children approaching transition ages

Offer opportunities for connection and community building