Meeting the highest standards
The Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities, established in 1962 by House Bill 193, is one of 88 county boards and is a member of the Ohio Association of County Boards (OACB). The OACB was established in the fall of 1983 as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
County board members are appointed by county commissioners and probate judges and include seven community members, of which at least three of those members being a family member of an individual with a developmental disability.
The Board is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent nonprofit that accredits 25,000 rehabilitation organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South America. In October, the Board received a three-year certification, the highest obtainable. Our organization was also the first in the country to be accredited for Supports for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
What does it mean to be accredited?
When the service or program you choose is CARF accredited, it means your provider has passed an in-depth review of its services. It is your assurance that the provider meets rigorous CARF guidelines for service and quality -- a qualified endorsement that your provider conforms to nationally and internationally recognized service standards and is focused on delivering the most favorable results for you. After an organization applies for accreditation of its services or programs, CARF sends professionals in the field to conduct an on-site survey to determine the degree to which the organization meets the standards. CARF surveyors also consult with staff members and offer suggestions for improving the quality of services.
CARF-accredited programs and services have demonstrated that they substantially meet internationally recognized standards. CARF accreditation means that you can be confident that an organization has made a commitment to continually enhance the quality of its services and programs and its focus on consumer satisfaction.
Choosing CARF-accredited programs and services gives you the assurance that:
- The programs and services actively involve consumers in selecting, planning, and using services.
- The organization's programs and services have met consumer-focused, state-of-the-art national standards of performance.
- These standards were developed with the involvement and input of consumers.
- The organization is focused on assisting each consumer in achieving his or her chosen goals and outcomes.
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