The Erie County Board of Developmental Disabilities empowers people and their families while living, learning, working, and being part of the community.


People will recognize possiblities, pursue opportunities, and achieve personal success as valued members within the community.


  • Respect
  • Principles of Self Determination
    • Support
    • Authority
    • Control
    • Responsibility
    • Confirmation
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Community Connectedness
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Achievement


Art on the Go

17 October 2016

Check out the article in the Sandusky Register about our new Traveling Art Gallery: Art on the Go  

Remembering Betty

15 July 2016
Remembering Betty

Remembering Betty "Recounting of the past is important only to the extent to which it proves helpful to the future. As time goes on, we must continue to build for the future." Today, we honor and remember Betty W. Rinderle (1918-2016). Betty was an instrumental pioneer in the field of developmental disabilities and her dedicated and innovative influence will always serve as inspiration in Erie County. In Erie County, we as an organization, bring passion and persistence to empowering people with developmental disabilities and their families to live, learn, work and be a true part of this community. We will...

In Memory of Betty W. Rinderle

13 July 2016
In Memory of Betty W. Rinderle

From the Sandusky Register FORT MYERS, FLA. — Betty W. Rinderle, 97, who inspired education for the developmentally challenged and promoted women’s education, died June 2, 2016, in Shell Point Village in Fort Myers, Fla. Betty attended Wells College and graduated from Western Reserve University. She taught school in Sandusky before marrying Karl Rinderle. Betty and Karl were instrumental in the formation of the Erie County Council for Exceptional Children and for 12 years Betty volunteered as the executive secretary. A tax levy in 1952 made possible the building of a school which the county commissioners named The Betty Rinderle...

The Cable

05 May 2016

Download one of our issues of "The Cable" in PDF Format below. Spring 2016 Winter 2016 Fall 2015 Summer 2015 Spring 2015 Winter 2015 Fall 2014

Ohio Adult Guardianship Education

23 June 2015
Ohio Adult Guardianship Education

Ohio Adult Guardianship Education (from The Supreme Court of Ohio & The Ohio Judicial System's Website.) Course Information and Registration (click link or see attached PDF below.) The Supreme Court of Ohio announced on March 10, 2015 the adoption of new rules to govern adult guardianships in Ohio. The Advisory Committee on Children and Families of the Supreme Court recommended the adoption of Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio 66.01 through 66.09, which became effective on June 1, 2015. Superintendence Rules 66.06 and 66.07 describe the mandatory adult guardianship education for a one-time fundamentals course and continuing education requirements for each...


02 November 2015

Please click on the link below to read the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) in Ohio Frequently Asked Questions in a PDF. ABLE FAQ PDF

4405 Galloway Road, Sandusky, OH 44870
ph: 419-626-0208 fax: 419-621-3968
email: info@eriecbdd.org
After Hours Emergency Crisis Number: 419-626-1752

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