County Boards of Developmental Disabilities were created by the Ohio legislature in 1967 to meet the needs of people with developmental disabilities. There is one County Board of Developmental Disabilities in every county in Ohio.
County Boards are mandated by Ohio law to coordinate services and funding for people with developmental disabilities who meet state criteria for eligibility. Funding for those services comes from a combination of federal, state and local dollars. The local portion of the Montgomery County Board’s funds is provided through a series of property tax levies, including the Montgomery County Human Services Levy and a 1 mill levy established in 1977 that is collecting at 1977 property values.
All County Boards are responsible to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.