Category: News

FAQs On Preschool Services

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs Why was funding expected to change for Shelby Hills to continue educating preschoolers in the Sidney City School District? Due to the phase out of Tangible Personal Property Tax for all of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities, the Shelby County Board of DD needed to change its funding structure in order to maintain… Read more »

Preschool Information For Families


December 7, 2018 Dear Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center Parents and Families, The Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center has been grateful to have the privilege to serve the children of Shelby County for several decades in our preschool. We were recently faced with some unexpected news that is going to impact the way that we… Read more »

Assistive Technology Enhances The Learning Experience

Assistive Technology

Various forms of Assistive Technology are available to enhance the learning experience for individuals with disabilities. The staff at Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities are always looking for new ways to implement technology into individuals’ daily activities. Ryan is 4-years old and is in Miss Emma & Miss Joan’s class at Shelby Hills Early Childhood. Ryan… Read more »

December Provider of the Month


Congratulations to December’s Provider of the Month Deborah Cottengain.  Deborah has worked in the DD field for 14 years and is very dedicated to the people she supports.  The hours that she works is often broken up starting in the early morning hours, to mid afternoon, and then again in the evenings.  Deborah is currently working… Read more »

Aktion Club of Shelby County Gift Wrapping Fundraiser

Holiday Gift Wrapping

The Kiwanis Aktion Club of Shelby County is wrapping YOUR gifts! Simply bring your gifts to the Shelby County Board of DD on any of the dates below and for a donation, Aktion Club members will wrap, ribbon and gift tag all of your holiday gifts! A waiting area is available or you may drop… Read more »

SCBDD Implements Remote Support

Remote Support

SCBDD implements remote support program By Aimee Hancock SIDNEY — The Shelby County Board of Development Disabilities now offers an in-home support service aimed to provide further independence for its clients. Remote support, also known as remote monitoring, is a budding service model that combines technology and direct care to assist people with developmental disabilities…. Read more »

Shelby County Board of DD Receives Accreditation Award

We are very grateful to all of our staff, as well as the people and families served who assisted us with the accreditation process this year. During the process Advocates had an opportunity to present on the supports they receive from Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities to the Accreditation Review Committee. The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities awarded… Read more »

Zureich readies Wenning for SCBDD superintendency

two women superintendent announcement painting

The staff of SCBDD would like to wish Laura a happy retirement. We welcome Leigh Anne and look forward to working under her leadership. Click here to view the article from Sidney Daily News:  

November Provider of the Month


Congratulations to November’s Provider of the Month Betty Murphy.  Betty has been dedicated to her job and the people she supports for over 18 years and is great to work with.  She is always willing to assist people with getting their transportation set up so they are able to get to and from work.  She helps… Read more »

October Provider of the Month


Congratulations to October’s Provider of the Month Jeni Meyer.  Jeni has been a provider for six months and consistently demonstrates honesty, compassion, and professionalism. Jeni has the following to say about being a Direct Service Professional: “A good day at work to me would be when I can make sure the client is comfortable, and that… Read more »