LADD opens new community center, welcomes executive director

Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled, a nonprofit that recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, hosted the grand opening of its 10,000-square-foot Center for Community Engagement on April 5.

LADD, which serves nearly 500 adults with disabilities in Hamilton County, also hosts the ReelAbilities Film Festival.

The center houses much of LADD’s direct support and administrative staff and adjoins the residential facility. The building features geothermal heating and cooling and a training center that is available for community use.

LADD also announced that Susan Brownknight, formerly its development and public relations director, will succeed David Robinson, who has served as LADD’s executive director for 24 years.

“For so long, LADD has quietly delivered the best services in our region,” Brownknight said. “Our waiting lists are long and, with one in 54 boys on the autism spectrum, we look forward to furthering important conversations about what role people with disabilities and difference have in our lives, community and workplaces.”

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