The Belmont County Board of Developmental Disabilities works with local public school districts to help ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education and related services to meet their unique needs. This coordinated effort is designed to prepare students for further education, employment and a self-determined life as adults.
In the past, when a student with a developmental disability started the transition from school to work, finding a job was difficult, if not impossible. Times have changed and young people who want to work are being given the opportunity to discover their talents through Employment Navigation. Working is important because it means you can earn your own money, increase your independence and create opportunities for a better life. To learn more, click on the brochure found on this page. You may also contact Kara Shutler, Employment Navigator, at 740-695-0407, ext. 353, or Adam Nicholoff, Director of Transition Services, at ext. 352.