Hamilton County DD Services has two schools that offer instruction to students with significant disabilities. Students are enrolled through their home school district, and progress is reported quarterly with an annual review of the child's individualized education program (IEP). Along with functional academics, special instruction is given in practical skills for living in the community and in the home, as well as training in vocational skills. Occupational and physical therapy, along with speech and language services, are available as specified in the IEP.

Bobbie B. Fairfax School
4999 Kingsley Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
(513) 271-2313
For the 2016-2017 school calendar, click here. For the 2017-2018 calendar, click here.

Margaret B. Rost School
5858 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45248
(513) 574-2372
For the 2016-2017 school calendar, click here. For the 2017-2018 calendar, click here.

Community school districts

In addition, many school-age children who do not attend our schools are supported by agency staff in collaboration with public schools. Public schools offer services for children with disabilities who do not qualify for services through HCDDS schools. Contact your local school district.

The Hamilton County DD Services Itinerant Support Team collaborates with school-based teams to support children with developmental disabilities and moderate to intensive needs in their community schools. Services provided include observations, special team meeting participation, strength-based curriculum recommendations, classroom organization and structural support, visual supports training, crisis prevention and management support and more.

To receive services, the student must be a resident of Hamilton County with an active Individulized Education Program (IEP) and Evaluation Team Report (ETR). Referral forms must be completed with assistance from the child's guardian and support team.

For more information, contact staff psychologist Lauren Jones, (513) 559-4336 or lauren.jones@hamiltondds.org.