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Northwest Ohio Developmental Center

Northwest ohio dc.jpg1101 South Detroit Avenue
Toledo, OH 43614
Telephone: (419) 385-0231
Fax: (419) 382-0719 
Superintendent: Richard Suehrstedt
Operations Director: Ethel Hierholzer
Program Director: Jeannine Tyree
Medical Director: Larry Johnson, M.D.
Nursing Director: Fred Bodmer
Human Resource Director: Amy Gilmore


The Northwest Ohio Developmental Center (NODC) was dedicated in November 1976, and the first individual was admitted in January 1977. NODC is located in the City of Toledo, within Lucas County, near Ohio’s northern border. NODC serves 101 individuals in homes on campus. The majority of people who reside at NODC are diagnosed with severe and profound challenges and need extensive supports in the areas of daily living, health care, and social skills development.

Northwest Ohio Developmental Center: Serving the counties (Region 1) of Williams, Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Defiance, Henry, Wood, Sandusky, Erie, Paulding, Putnam, Hancock, Seneca, Huron, Van Wert, Allen, Wyandot, Crawford, Mercer, Auglaize, Hardin, Marion and Morrow

Nearly all residents spend their daytime hours participating in activities provided through the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, or are employed through community jobs. In addition to this vocational training, the center provides a full array of health services, including physician, specialists, nursing, psychiatrist, OT/PT, and programmatic specialists such as psychology, social work, and speech therapy.

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