159 W. Main St. Lancaster OH 43130
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
We have a combined 40 plus years working in the field of developmental disabilities and both of us bring our individual ideas together while maintaining the same common goal of helping individuals with developmental disabilities create their own unique journey.
Our passion drives us to do our best at making sure the individuals we work with have success!
A Creative Journey’s day program will remain open for our regular schedule; however, please know that certain weather conditions, such as snow, ice, heavy winds or severe thunderstorms may make it impossible for us to operate on the usual schedule.
We will attempt to follow the recommended guidelines for winter weather but the safety of our clients and staff will be taken into consideration first when making these decisions. Listed below is our current guidelines for winter weather:
• Level 1 Snow Emergency – We will remain open and offer transportation.
• Level 2 Snow Emergency – We will remain open but there will be no transportation.
• Level 3 Snow Emergency – A Creative Journey will be closed.
We will notify each family via phone call or text message regarding any schedule changes as well as post them on our home page.
“I chose to enter the field of developmental disabilities because I have a brother with disabilities and I had always volunteered with the special education classes during school.
In 1978 I joined the Army National Guard and upon completion of my training I got a job at the Orient Developmental Center in 1979 doing direct care with the individuals and I was later promoted to activity therapist.
In 1983 I was hired by the Fairfield County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities as a habilitation specialist. During my employment with Fairfield County I worked in direct care, community supported employment and was then promoted to case management as an individual support coordinator. I officially retired in 2012 but continued my employment until April, 2015 when I decided to explore other avenues in the field of developmental disabilities as a provider.”
“I am a recent graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Specialized Studies of Family Advocacy and Social Services. I chose to finish my degree after losing my daughter to Cystic Fibrosis. The journey that I took with her is the reason my degree is in advocating and social services.
After several years of working in the private sector I took a job with the Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities in 2003. While employed there I worked directly with the individual support coordinators and service providers developing budgets, processing of payments, etc.
I enjoyed working for the Board but it was time for a change in my life and felt that by becoming a provider I could better utilize my talents. “