Category: News

November 2022 Provider of the Month

Photo of Amber Sommer

Congratulations to Amber Sommer! You are the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities provider of the month for November 2022! Amber is an amazing advocate for the individuals she works with. She helps them achieve goals and do what they want in their lives. Amber goes above and beyond to assist in anyway she can…. Read more »

Early Intervention Adds Music Therapy to Their Program

Written by Amy Kerrigan               The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) Early Intervention program teamed up with Blooming Bridge Music Therapy to expand services offered to Shelby County families. Families enrolled in the Early Intervention program were invited to attend group music therapy sessions alongside peers and SCBDD therapists.               SCBDD Early Intervention… Read more »

Shelby County Board of DD Holds DSP Appreciation Event

Written by Amy Kerrigan At the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD), September is a month of appreciation. Appreciation for Direct Support Professionals (providers/DSPs). Appreciation for the county board staff. And appreciation for all people and families who are part of the developmental disability community. On September 12, the SCBDD invited staff members, providers… Read more »

Recognizing the Direct Support Professionals

By Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning In September, we take some time to recognize and appreciate the hardworking people who directly support individuals with disabilities, either in their homes, the community or a workplace. Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) are tasked with many different roles. They may be supporting a person with a disability with learning to… Read more »

Preschool Instructor – Full-time Itinerant Position with Shelby Hills Preschool

NOTICE OF AVAILABLE POSITION POSTING DATE:  September 20, 2022 – until filled POSITION:  Preschool Instructor – Full-time Itinerant Position with Shelby Hills Preschool QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree required. ODE Early Childhood Intervention Specialist License required; OR Kindergarten Primary or Kindergarten Elementary Certificate with Early Education of the Handicapped validation or Prekindergarten Special Needs… Read more »

June 2022 Provider of the Month

Congratulations to Mary Rodriguez! You are the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities provider of the month for June 2022! Mary Rodriguez has worked off and on with the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities for approximately 21 years. She began her career in the DD field by providing transportation services at SCBDD. She left… Read more »

SCBDD is Busy During the Summer

By Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning Summer 2022 is just as busy as ever at the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD). Although Shelby Hills Preschool is closed for the summer, the rest of our programs are in full swing. In the Early Intervention program, staff are taking advantage of children being home for the… Read more »

Summer 2022 Newsletter

News and information from Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Jan 2022 – March 2022) CLICK HERE to read the Email Newsletter (Includes links to extra photos and videos) Or view the printer friendly edition:

Shelby County Board of DD Strives to Help All Shine

Written by 2022 Board Vice President, Jackie Ward My name is Jackie Ward, and I’ve been raising a child served by the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities since 2014. Doing this, I’ve had the privilege of seeing services from a caregiver’s perspective for almost eight years now. I was welcomed as a board member… Read more »

April is Autism Acceptance Month

By Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning April is Autism Acceptance Month! In past years, we celebrated Autism Awareness in April, but people on the Autism Spectrum deserve more than awareness. They deserve acceptance and inclusion. About 1 in 44 U.S. children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Center for Disease Control…. Read more »