Agency Partners

The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities (FCBDD) is proud of its many partnerships with other organizations in Franklin County. Some have partnerships with the Board, while others contract with the state for certain services for individuals living in Franklin County.

The following listing provides details on some of the Board’s partners. For a complete listing of providers contracting with the state, go to the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities website .


Action for Children

Board has an agreement to participate in child care information and referral service for FCBDD staff.

Add (Association for the Developmentally Disabled)

Board provides funding for the Add preschool and toddlers program (Dahlberg Gibson Learning Center). Board continues funding support for Add’s Community Connections program.

Catholic Social Services

Board provides funding for senior companions to each Franklin Country Board adult program facility.

Childhood League

Board provides funding support for preschool and toddler programs operated by Childhood League.

Children’s Center for Developmental Enrichment (Oakstone Academy)

Board provides funding for school and toddler programs for children with Autism Spectrum disorder.

Columbus International Program

Board supports two international internships.

Columbus Public Schools

Board coordinates with Columbus Public Schools to provide preschool programs. Board provides funding support for summer career camp.

Columbus Speech and Hearing Center

Board provides funding support to provide services for toddlers who require an intensive speech and language program.

Creative Housing, Inc.

Board contracts with Creative Housing, Inc. to purchase, develop and manage housing for individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.

Early Childhood Resource Network / YMCA

Board provides funds for early intervention services.

Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center

Board provides funding support for early intervention services provided at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.

Epilepsy Foundation

Board provides funding support to provide counseling and support services for individuals who have developmental disabilities as a result of their epilepsy.

Franklin County Board of Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Services (ADAMH)

Board collaborates with ADAMH to serve dually diagnosed individuals through community treatment team and jointly funds an out-patient dual diagnosis clinic at the O.S.U. Nisonger Center.

Franklin County Children’s Cabinet

Board participates with other Franklin County child serving agencies in the Children’s Cabinet and the Family and Children’s First Council for Franklin County.

Franklin County Children’s Services

Board has agreement with FCCS to serve children who are eligible for services from both systems.

Franklin County Kids in Different Systems

Board cooperates with other community agencies to support services for multi-need children through KIDS (Kids in Different Systems).

Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services

Board provides funds to assist in determining initial financial/waiver eligibility.

Franklin County School Districts

Board collaborates with all school districts in Franklin County by providing services for children with multiple disabilities.

Goodwill Columbus

Board contracts with Goodwill to serve senior citizens with developmental disabilities in Sage Senior Services. Board contracts also with Goodwill to provide work and behavioral services and services for young adults.

Head Start

Board collaborates with Head Start to serve young children.


Board provides staff to serve children and adults who live at Heinzerling and who are unable to attend schools or adult programs due to their medical condition.

Heritage Day Health Centers

Board provides funding support for day care services for adults with developmental disabilities.

Jewish Community Center

Board supports summer camp program for children and teens with developmental disabilities.

Material Assistance Providers (MAP)

Board contracts with MAP for eligible adults to obtain furniture and household items from the furniture bank.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Board provides funding support for early intervention programs for children who are inpatients at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Nisonger Center, The Ohio State University

Board contracts with Nisonger to provide early intervention classes, to provide dental services, to provide behavior support services and to provide psychiatric services for individuals who have mental illness and developmental disabilities and to provide literacy and other enrichment programs.

O.S.U. Child Care Center

Board supports an infant and toddler program for children with developmental disabilities.

O.S.U. Special Education

Board provides funding support to provide specialized behavior analysis services.