ATCO Inc.:
Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Agency Information:
ATCO, Inc. is a work training center for adults with developmental disabilities.  ATCO assists individuals with mental retardation and developmental disabilities to picture their potentials. This is accomplished through vocational training and employment (such as our pen business), awareness and life skills training, art, music, various therapies and a variety of community-based activities.

CCE Site:

ATCO, Inc.
21 S. Campbell Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

(740) 592-6659 ext 223

(740) 594-7814

Contact Person:
Joanne Heinzman, R.N.


Office Hours:
7:30 am 4:00 pm

Joanne Heinzman, R.N.

Special Notes:
Students are to arrive at 8:30 AM.  If you will arrive late, please call the workshop and leave a message.

Specific CCE Goals:
  • Gain an understanding of the special needs of adults who have neurological and musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Increase knowledge of diagnosed developmental disabilities.
  • Identify secondary conditions that affect this population.
  • Obtain knowledge of service offered to adults in the community with developmental disabilities.
By participating in this CCE assignment, medical students will:
  • Observe consumers and recognize adaptations or strategies they use while working and achieving personal habilitation goals.
  • Observe assistance provided by staff members to achieve personal habilitation goals.
  • Review 4 of the major developmental disabilities affecting adults.
  • List 5 secondary conditions, and their symptoms, associated with consumers in this facility.
  • List approaches taken to manage secondary conditions, including the physician's role in the management process.
  • Describe community resources available to adults with developmental disabilities.
Identification badge, lab coat and professional casual clothing (please no tennis shoes or jeans). 

Equipment Needed for Activity:

Responsibilities of the Medical Student:
  • While on agency property, medical students will conform to all applicable policies and procedures of the agency.
  • Medical students will exercise confidentiality with regard to all patient and/or staff information gained during the clinical experience.
  • Medical students are financially responsible for any illnesses, injuries, or other health problems they may incur during their clinical experiences.
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Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Last updated: 08/06/2015