State accredits Clermont County DD

The Clermont County Board of Developmental Disabilities has received a five-year accreditation from the state for the quality services and supports it provides to people with disabilities.

An accreditation certificate was issued to CCDD by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) on May 3.

The comprehensive accreditation review is a very rigorous and thorough process, spanning approximately six months.

A team of surveyors reviewed all areas of CCDD’s operations including personnel administration, services and support, and other indicators of the general efficiency and effectiveness of CCDD in the community it serves.

The results of the review found that CCDD achieved substantial compliance with minimal standards and subsequently obtained a five-year period of accreditation which includes an endorsement of certain practices as evaluated by CARF, a nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

County Boards of Developmental Disabilities are given several months of advance notice to prepare for the accreditation review, which requires many staff hours and a great deal of coordination between programs and departments. The administrators and staff of CCDD are to be commended for their efforts in achieving this service accreditation, as recognized by the state’s review.