Our Mission

Cultivate a dynamic community where people can make meaningful contributions and lead fulfilling lives.

Our Philosophy

We believe: 

  • People with developmental disabilities have talents and skills that if recognized and developed, will allow them to be contributing members of a community.
  • Programs which best assist individuals with developmental disabilities in securing a full life, are independence producing (economically and personally); placed or implemented in the actual locations and environments where community and life activities regularly occur; accepting of personal choice and the natural consequences of those choices.
  • Individuals who assist those with developmental disabilities to reach their fullest potential, are those who:  hold reasonably high expectations for them; plan programming in ways that demonstrate a recognition of individuality, freedom of choice, and right to self-determination; maintain knowledge of best practices of the profession; evaluate their efforts regularly to assure program focus and direction.

Our Vision

We will support individuals with developmental disabilities throughout their lives by:

  • Embracing individuality and personal choice
  • Developing community opportunities
  • Fostering relationships

Core Values

As staff we will:

  • Ensure that health and well-being come first.
  • Be good stewards of the public’s trust and money.
  • Do our job to the best of our ability and value those who do it differently.
  • Imagine new possibilities and strive to be better.
  • Own our actions and behave ethically.
  • Promote our valuable mission with others throughout the county.

Whetstone Industries

(Adult services)

  • 419.947.9222

Whetstone Center

(Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities)

  • 419.947.1159

Upcoming Schedule

September 29, 2020
  • MCBDD Board Meeting

    September 29, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morrow County Board of Disabilities (Whetstone Center) 406 Bank Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338

    The Morrow County Board ofDevelopmental Disabilities has rescheduled its September 22,2020 Board Meeting to Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM

     The meeting will be a virtual GoToMeeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    If you would like to attendthis virtual meeting, please call 419-947-1159, Ext 302 for instructions on howyou can attend.

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October 27, 2020
  • MCBDD Board Meeting

    October 27, 2020  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Morrow County Board of Disabilities (Whetstone Center) 406 Bank Street, Mount Gilead, OH 43338

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