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Strategic Plan 2017-2019

At the December 2016 board meeting, DCBDD passed its 2017-2019 strategic plan.

On behalf of more than 2,500 people served by Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities and more than 80 staff members, we present our 2017-2019 strategic plan. This plan was developed by people and families that DCBDD serves, staff members, and community members, with help from Mel Marsh of Acorn Consulting Incorporated who solicited input and feedback from our many stakeholders. Information was collected through various focus groups, surveys, reviews of past board meeting minutes, analysis of financial and enrollment trends, and an evaluation of recent changes at the state level.

Based on the information and feedback we received, we developed a mission and vision statement that guide our organization, defined a set of core values that will help guide our decision process, as well as set six strategic goals that improve the lives of the people we serve. Creating this document took a lot of reflection on where we are as an agency and where we want to be in the future.
As you will see repeated in this document a number of times, our organization’s focus is on community inclusion. Our ultimate goal is to have people with disabilities included in every aspect of community life – for there to be no difference or barrier for someone with disabilities.

Using this document as a guide, we strive to accomplish the following:
• Children will be ready to learn when they enter school;
• Children will succeed in school;
• Youth will successfully transition to adulthood;
• Job seekers will find meaningful work;
• Persons with DD will contribute to their own support; and,
• All people will thrive in the Delaware County community.

We have outlined objectives we aim to achieve over the next three years. This is a fluid document that will assist in focusing our efforts. Objectives may be reevaluated or shift years as needed, but our organization will continue to focus on achieving our six goals
outlined in the plan.We look forward, with a renewed focus, to working with many of our community partners to make this vision a reality.

Read the full plan here.