What is Family Support Services?

The  Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities makes Family Support Services funds available to Board-eligible children, adults and their families and guardians to acquire goods, services, and supports that address the special needs of their loved one with a disability. People with developmental disabilities have a right to live in a safe home, enjoy time with family and friends, and have access to supports they need to participate (to the degree they choose) in their community. These Funds are intended to be used to support families while nurturing partnerships between family members and other supportive people (including professionals who serve these individuals and their families), building on the unique strengths of each family, utilizing the resources in each family’s social network/home community,  and respecting the beliefs, values and structures of each family.