About Us

The Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities, known as The Bessie Benner Metzenbaum Center, was founded in 1966 to provide services and supports to individuals in Geauga County who have developmental disabilities. Today, our main priority is still enhancing those individuals’ lives through our services. These services begin at birth, continue with preschool and school programs and last through adulthood. Services including Early Intervention Programs, Adult Services, Case Management, an Intermediate Care Facility and Transportation services help make Metzenbaum a wonderful community of caring individuals. The Metzenbaum Center currently supports more than 800 individuals and their families in Geauga County by helping them live, learn and earn in our community.

Mission Statement

Helping individuals LIVE, LEARN and EARN in our community.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Geauga County Board of Developmental Disabilities is to set the standard in providing services and supports that are responsive, flexible and fluid to meet the ever-changing needs and interests of the individuals and families we serve.

Did You Know?

In 2014, the GCBDD served more than 850 individuals in Geauga County with developmental disabilities.

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8200 Cedar Road

Chesterland, OH 44026


Fax: 440.729.0131

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