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Our History


Honoring our legacy and building our future

Together, we will build a stronger organization with more impactful programming so that we can better support our clients. This vision is being illuminated before our eyes today.

The legacy continues

Bobby Dodd Institute is proud to carry on the legacy of former volunteer and passionate advocate Bobby Dodd. When BDI first began, Coach Dodd was a dedicated program volunteer who gave his time to support BDI clients as they prepared to enter the workforce.

On and off the playing field

Coach Dodd believed in helping others succeed by playing to their strengths. BDI shares this vision, and we are honored to continue Coach Dodd’s legacy through our name and mission.

A family reunion

BDI began as a program at All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) in the 1960’s. After decades apart, the two organizations officially reunited in January 2018 to reconnect their shared mission and better serve those with disabilities.

BDI announced its merger agreement with
All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD).

Looking forward

We believe that taking the time to reflect presents incredible opportunities for future growth. While we honor our history, we continually look for opportunities of improvement and new ways to support the communities we serve.

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