Category: News

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

BEST Tshirt Fundraiser

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 »

Chipotle Fundraiser

Chipotle Fundraiser

Visit Chipotle at 1975 W. Michigan Street in Sidney on Tuesday, October 22nd between 4:00 p.m and 8:00 p.m. to take part in the Shelby Hills Preschool fundraiser. Be sure to take a copy of the flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting Shelby Hills Preschool so that 33% of… Read more »

Family Fun Glow Run

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The BEST organization is a non-profit group of families & staff working together to promote strong relationships, provide resources, & enrich quality experiences for all children. All proceeds go towards equipment and other needs of the children of Shelby Hills Preschool. The B.E.S.T. Family Fun Glow Run will be held at Redskin Memorial Park in… Read more »

September Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to September’s Provider of the Month, Melissa Hughes.  Melissa is very caring, dependable, focuses on the needs of those she serves always going above and beyond.  Melissa has worked in the developmental disabilities field for 7 years and has been an independent provider for 9 months.  When asked to give an example of a… Read more »