Center Based

The Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities is committed to the provision of programs, services and supports to assist adults with developmental disabilities in the enhancement of vocational and social skills that will enable them to live, work and participate in their community as independently as possible.




Currently the Ashtabula DD provides services to approximately 200 adults with developmental disabilities in our county at Ash/craft Industries.
Ash/Craft Industries provides vocational skills training and employment by contracting with many local companies for light assembly and packaging work. These jobs are subject to the competitive bidding process. Individuals are paid for the work. Payroll taxes are deducted from each paycheck, making these adults taxpaying members of our community. All income derived, directly benefits individuals with developmental disabilities through wages, supplies and equipment. Ash/Craft also provides non-vocational day services for individuals for whom work is not a high priority. These services enable individuals to function to their best abilities. Nursing services are available on-site, and Health and Wellness classes are available. For more information regarding adult services, please call our office at (440) 224-2177 or email us at


Ash/Craft offers a shredding service to the public. We offer one time purges or scheduled services. Pick-up services are available.
Click here for more information on our document destruction.




Our consumers build various wooden items. The most popular being picnic tables and cornhole boards. The cornhole boards (including bags) can be ordered in custom colors. For more information regarding woodshop items or our shredding service, please call our office at (440) 224-2177 or email
Click Here – Adirondeck Order Form  • Click Here – Picnic Table Order FormClick Here – Cornhole Board Order Form



Our Greenhouse and Garden Shoppe provide opportunities for our consumers to work in horniculture and retail sales. The Greenhouse offers a large variety of annuals, perennials, and vegetables in the Spring, mums in the Fall, and poinsettias for the Holidays. The Garden Shoppe has many unique garden and gift items – some of which are made by our consumers. The Garden Shoppe carries memorial wind chimes that are inscribed with a variety of sonnets for a gift to celebrate the life of a loved one that will ring throughout the year. Free delivery to funeral homes within 15 miles of Ash/Craft.

To read more about our chimes, please click here. Please click here for a list of plants in our Greenhouse.
You can also click here for a calendar with important dates and times regarding the Greenhouse!