MCBDDS Advocacy Groups

The Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services offers opportunities for advocacy within its program structure.

For Individuals

Community-Based Self-Advocacy Group for Individuals

Voices Matter
 is a community-based self-advocacy group sponsored by the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services.  The group meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the community. For information about the group or meetings, call 937-837-9279 or email Voices Matter.  To view the Self-Advocacy Brochure click here.


For Families 

Parents & Advocates Advisory Council (PAAC) 

MCBDDS sponsors a group known as the Parents & Advocates Advisory Council (PAAC), which offers family members, guardians, advocates of people with developmental disabilities, and providers of services the opportunity to meet and discuss issues of interest with MCBDDS leadership.

Meetings are usually held quarterly on the third Monday at the Kenneth W. Ritchey Administrative Center, 5450 Salem Avenue, Dayton, 45426, though they may be held the second Monday during months when there are federal holidays. They may also be canceled due to inclement weather or other conflicts.   2018 meeting dates include:

  • February 12, 2018 (second Monday)
  • June 18, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • December 10, 2018 (second Monday)

Sign up to receive meeting agendas and alerts for cancellations at

Family Support Groups 

Family Support Groups, also referenced as Parent Advocate Groups, are comprised of active members who have loved ones enrolled in the Adult Services programs at MCBDDS. These groups hold regular meetings; however, MCBDDS does not oversee or organize these support groups. For those interested in more information about these groups, contact a building Division Manager, who will help you connect with a group member directly to get meeting and group information. 

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