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Community approach to developmentally disabled stressed

The theme of today’s Logan County Developmental Disabilities breakfast at the agency’s offices at 1851 W. State Route 47, assumed dual meaning as elected officials were encouraged to “look beyond” traditional attitudes toward both challenged individuals and how they are served.

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John Martin, director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, addresses Logan County elected officials today during an annual breakfast hosted by the Logan County Board of DD, as Superintendent Saul Bauer looks on. (EXAMINER PHOTO | NATE SMITH)

Musical talents of a few clients were also showcased during the annual elected officials breakfast, and a long-time board of DD staff member shared the stories of two developmentally disabled kindergarten-aged boys receiving services at the Discovery Center.

John Martin, director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, also told the crowd it was time for DD service agencies to look beyond the traditional service-delivery model to a more integrated, community-based approach.

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