We Thrive Together programs open to Franklin County residents all year

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The Franklin County board of Developmental Disabilities is again working with We Thrive Together to support a variety of online programs and in-person events throughout 2023. FCBDD is providing a countywide We Thrive Together subscription so that programs are free and available to all Franklin County residents. As last year, online activities can be accessed …

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FCBDD wants to hear from you

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Each year, the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities turns to the public for input on an important community survey and needs assessment. Responses and comments from people we serve, family members, staff, providers and others help us to shape plans for the coming year. We review these responses and consider them in the final …

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Transportation Director Bill Ryan wraps up three decades of service

Bill Ryan sits at his desk. He is smiling and has a long white beard.
Bill Ryan says the last time he shaved off his beard, his grandmother told him to grow it back. He took her advice.

Many years ago, long before he was in charge of the Transportation Department at the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities, Bill Ryan happened upon a colleague strapping his own daughter into her seat on the bus. The girl had significant disabilities and couldn’t speak. That didn’t stop her dad from chattering away, holding up …

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