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Developmental Specialist

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NOTICE OF AVAILABLE POSITION POSTING DATE:     July 9, 2020 until filled POSITION & PROGRAM: Developmental Specialist for the Shelby County Early Intervention Program at the SCBDD QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in education, health, social or behavioral science, social services, human services, or other related field; OR Bachelor’s or graduate-level degree in unrelated field and… Read more »

Childcare Assistant – Wilma Valentine Childcare

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NOTICE OF AVAILABLE POSITION POSTING DATE:     July 6, 2020 until filled POSITION:              Childcare Assistant (part-time/28 hrs per week)- Wilma Valentine Childcare QUALIFICATIONS:  High School Graduate.  Ohio Department of Education Aide Permit or willingness to obtain the same. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical, BCI/FBI, Abuser Registry, Nurses Registry,… Read more »


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While Ohio’s government is easing some restrictions, the Stay-At-Home order is expected to be extended again beginning May 1st. Here’s what that means for us at the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD):    Our office remains closed to the public. Our leadership meets frequently to evaluate when we can safely open our doors…. Read more »

2020-2021 Typical Preschool Application

The typical preschool application is now available to submit securely online beginning April 28th. Please review the frequently asked questions, step-by-step directions, and system requirements below. We then invite you to test your computer system by completing the test document.If you do not have a computer or internet, please call 937-497-8155 to reserve a computer… Read more »

Spotlighting Partner Providers

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The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) continues to work diligently, in conjunction with provider partners and Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) to make sure that the over 450 people with disabilities in the county are healthy and safe throughout this pandemic. I have written about our provider partners and Direct Support Professionals before, but in the… Read more »

Agency Update


COVID-19 AGENCY UPDATE As of today, 4/7/20, Ohio’s “Stay-at-Home” has been extended through May 1st, 2020. Here’s a summary of where we are today with the Covid-19 crisis: Our office is closed, but we’ve never been more available. Wilma Valentine Childcare is operating as a temporary pandemic childcare center for families that have parents who… Read more »

Announcement for Shelby Hills Preschool

March 30, 2020 Per Governor Dewine’s order, Shelby Hills preschool will continue to be closed until May 1, 2020. This includes itinerant services. Your child’s teacher will remain in contact with you. Please continue to reach out with any questions. Please note that Wilma Valentine Childcare continues to be available as a licensed pandemic childcare… Read more »

Wilma Valentine Childcare to be a Temporary Pandemic Childcare Center

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March 24, 2020 To All Workers in Essential Services Providing Health, Safety, and other Essential Services, Wilma Valentine Childcare just received approval from the Department of Job and Family Services to be a Temporary Pandemic Childcare Center.  A temporary center can only provide services to children whose parents are employed providing health, safety, and other… Read more »

Developmental Disabilities Awareness underway

DD Awareness Month

In 1987, President Reagan proclaimed March to be “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.” This is a time where we can raise awareness about the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities (often referred to as DD) in all areas of life. It’s also a good time to bring awareness about the barriers that people with disabilities may… Read more »

“We will get through this.”

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As we all navigate this new normal of schools being closed and children being home all day, filling your child’s day can seem pretty intimidating. For those families with a child with a disability at home, this can be even more daunting. Many children with disabilities respond well to routines and daily schedules and this is certainly… Read more »