Wilmington, OH 45177
Fax: (937) 382-6676
The Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities is often referred to as the Nike Center due to our unique history. Although the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities was not created until 1968, the Town and Country School started in 1958 and was operated by the Clinton County Council for Retarded Citizens for five years and by the Child Welfare Board until 1968.
The school was located in the basement of the Friends Church in Wilmington until 1963 and was then moved to the former Mt. Pleasant School six miles north of Wilmington on State Route 68. The class of eight children soon grew and new programs were started as needs were identified. Home training was added in 1965 and an adult workshop was added in 1967. The first operating levy was passed in 1963 for 0.2 mills. In April 1972, the Board gained access to the former Nike Missile Base and completely renovated the buildings for its use. A 1.0 mill operating levy was passed at that time. The Nike Center was dedicated in October 1974 with Senator Robert Taft officiating.
For an overview of services, please see our agency brochure: Putting People First Agency Brochure
Nike Center Upcoming Events and Calendars
Agency Activities Calendar Activities Calendar 2016
Here in Clinton County we believe strongly in the principles of self-advocacy! Several initiatives provide individuals with opportunities to strengthen their self-advocacy efforts and skills. We have a local position dedicated to strengthening and expanding self-advocacy opportunities. David Burton holds that position. David can be reached at email@example.com or by calling 937-382-7519. We also have AIM, Advocates in Motion, which is a self-advocacy group that meets regularly. It is important to note that AIM is open to all eligible residents of Clinton County. In addition, local self-advocates travel to a regional self-advocates’ meeting in Chillicothe each month where they participate in trainings and discussions with other self-advocates. Clinton County is fortunate enough to have an Aktion Club as well. This group is part of the local Kiwanis Club and engages in community service projects.
The Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Nike Center, continues to maintain the highest level of accreditation, having been awarded a five year certification by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. The current certificate runs from August 1, 2012 – July 31, 2017.
In order to receive services from the Clinton County Board of Developmental Disabilities, an individual must first be determined eligible. To learn more about the eligibility process, please visit the Service and Support Department at the link below or contact Crystal Guisleman, Eligibility and Intake Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-382-7889.
Please visit each of our departments to learn more about our agency
- Service and Support
Provider Coordination: Provider Information
- Town and Country Educational Support Center
Help Me Grow
Employment First Services
- Family Support Services
- Facility Operations Department
- Know your RIGHTS!
- Clinton County, Ohio Providers
- Job Postings/Volunteer Opportunities
- Special Olympics
- Friends of the Nike Center
- Links of Interest
- Staff Information
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