Category: News

Tips for Staying Healthy From Nurse Deb

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Cold and flu season is upon us. To prevent widespread influenza, colds, and other illnesses in school, we recommend that your child stay home from school if experiencing flu or cold symptoms. To decide whether or not to send your child to school, please consider the following guidelines. Consider keeping your child at home for… Read more »

January Provider of the Month

Jennifer Nolen

Congratulations to January’s Provider of the Month, Jennifer Nolen.  Jennifer has been a provider since August of 2019 and has always loved working in the DD field.  She has been a sub at Shelby Hills Preschool, Wilma Valentine Childcare, and in the MD classrooms for Sidney City Schools.  Jennifer has three sons, two of which… Read more »

Family Advisory Council

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“The Family Advisory Council, or FAC, provides a forum for DODD to hear directly from family members about the issues that affect their lives and provides the opportunity to learn more about the department’s current initiatives from executive staff.” “FAC meetings take place quarterly and are open to everyone. Meetings are held 10 AM to 3 PM… Read more »

December Provider of the Month

Alicia Gillem

Congratulations to December’s Provider of the Month, Alicia Gillem.  Alicia has been a caretaker for about 20 years.  She has worked with children, elderly, and now the DD population; she loves taking care of people!  Alicia has been employed with CRSI since February of this year and is currently a home manager.  She considers it… Read more »

Grateful to community for inclusive playground

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Many of us celebrate Thanksgiving this month with our friends and family and we often talk about the things in our lives for which we are grateful. I was recently a part of a wonderful community event that illustrated one of the many reasons I am grateful to live and work in Shelby County and… Read more »

Inclusive park eliminates barriers

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More than $200,000 was raised for Shelby County’s first inclusive playground. The play area is located next to Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park. Click here to read full article provided by Sidney Daily News.

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

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This month we celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and work to educate everyone on the value of a workforce inclusive of all skills and talents. This year, the Department of Labor is celebrating more than 70 years of advocacy with disabilities. The Shelby County Board of DD (SCBDD) employs staff who specialize in… Read more »

October Provider of the Month

Linda Ostendrof

Congratulations to October’s Provider of the Month, Linda Ostendorf.  Linda is very dependable, caring, dedicated and always goes above and beyond for the individuals she works with.  Linda has worked in the developmental disabilities field for 10 years.  What she loves most about being an independent provider is to see the smiles and hear the… Read more »

B.E.S.T. Fundraiser: T-Shirt Sale

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B.E.S.T. (Bringing Everyone at Shelby Hills Together), is a non-profit group made up of Shelby Hills Preschool families and staff members whose mission is to promote strong relationships between staff, families, and the community by providing resources and quality experiences for all children.  Funds raised through the group have been used to purchase pumpkins for… Read more »

Shelby Hills is back in session

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School is back in session for us at Shelby Hills Preschool, one of the programs provided by the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Our hallways are once again filled with bright young learners, as well as our dedicated teaching staff and therapists. As many readers know, Shelby Hills Preschool provides educational opportunities to children… Read more »