Advocate of the Month

October Spotlight on Advocacy

John O’Rielley


The Logan County Board of DD posthumously recognizes John O'Rielley as Child O'Rielleyour Self Advocate of the Month. John was one of the original clients when the Logan County Board of DD was created in the early 1960s. He was a fixture at the Hi Point Day School and a dedicated employee of RTC Industries for decades and a long time paper carrier.  In the past year, John completed two self advocacy training courses, though all who knew him recognized his keen ability to speak his mind long before he was trained to do so.  John was honored with a Pioneer Award during the Logan County Board of DD Spring Family Dinner and Awards Ceremony earlier this year for being one of the individuals who received the very first services offered through what is now the Logan County Board of DD. O'Rielley passed away after a short illness in September. He is missed every day at the Logan County Board of DD and RTC Industries. 





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