Center for Disability Services (Newark, OH)


  • Name:Paula Bowden
  • Title:Development Director

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Center for Disability Services
  • Address:175 S. Williams St.
    Newark, OH 43055
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:740-344-2995
  • Main fax:740-344-8335

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  • Mission:

    Center for Disability Services believes that all people with developmental disabilities and their families have the right to live with dignity and with the freedom to choose where and how they live, learn, work, and socialize.

    Center for Disability Services is committed to increasing public awareness of the attributes, needs, contributions, rights, and responsibilities of individuals with disabilities through education, advocacy and community involvement.

  • History:
  • Center for Disability Services traces its history to a group of parents and concerned citizens who joined together to work to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Katie Carter was the visionary parent who, in 1949, encouraged other parents of children with disabilities to join together. She insisted that there must be an opportunity to train and educate these young people. This group of determined parents approached Newark City Schools for classroom space. These parents, our founding families, became incorporated in April of 1953 as the Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC), soon after their victory with Newark City Schools.

    Through those early years, we began a workshop for adults, obtaining contracts and space from local businesses, helped build and opened a school for children with developmental disabilities, and opened the county's first two group homes as an alternative to state institutions. Currently, these programs are operated by other organizations.

    The Council for Retarded Children changed its name in 1982 to The Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC). This reflected its service to children and adults and identified their association with the State and National organization. In 1993, to emphasize people first and disabilities last, the name was changed again to The Arc. No longer affiliated with The Arc of the United States or The Arc of Ohio, we are now known as the Center for Disability Services.

    Though we have had many name changes over the years, we remain dedicated to improving the lives of infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families. The Center for Disability Services currently offers eleven programs and services that support, educate and respect the choices of our neighbors with disabilities.

  • Year established:1949
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:15
  • Advisory board size:
  • Staff size:17

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Center for Disability Services
    Board of Directors
    2007 - 2008

    President Douglas Barno
    President, DBS Marketing

    Vice-President J. Andrew Crawford
    Attorney, Reese, Pyle, Drake & Meyer

    Secretary Malcolm Kennedy
    Vice-President, Jerry McClain Co.

    Treasurer David Claypool
    Accountant, Licking Memorial Health Systems

    Barbara Braddock Parent of Client, State Farm Insurance Co.

    Jayme Braddock Client

    Kris Charlton State Farm Insurance Company

    Glenn Abel Architect, Retired

    Tony Adams Self-Employed Consultant

    Tremain Bradley Financial Consultant, Retired

    Amber Cummins Park National Bank Trust Dept.

    Tina Knobel Denison University

    Sandra Marsh Client

    Dr. Sam Thios VP Student Affairs, Denison University

    Diana Wolf Financial Planner, Limited Too

  • Executive Director / President:
  • Robin Reid, Executive Director

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • Leslie Amyx, Accountant
    Peggy Dumolt, Accounting Assistant
    Paula Bowden, Development Director
    Shella Miller, Program Director, ASP/COF Program
    Sherry Hartsock, Program Director, IO/Level1/SL Program
    Carol Skeese, Program Director, Epilepsy Program and Respite Program


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
  • Tax ID:31-6402437

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:316402437
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% LESLIE AMYX
  • Organization Address:667 HOPEWELL DR
  • Organization City:HEATH
  • Organization State:OH
  • Organization Zip:43056-1579
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:January, 1954
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:15
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general publicĀ 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
  • Activity Code(s):160
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Aid to the handicapped (see also 031)
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:June, 2017
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:June
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$1,090,148
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$1,331,189
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$1,330,626
  • Last Updated:2/20/2018 11:15:32 pm

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