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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 »

Update COVID-19 Response for 3/18/2020

The Shelby County Board of DD is committed to ensuring the health and welfare for the people that we serve, as well as our employees, during this unprecedented crisis. Beginning 3/20/2020, the Shelby County Board of DD offices will be closed to the public. However, our employees will be working remotely using various means of… Read more »

Wilma Valentine Childcare Information

March 17, 2020 Dear Wima Valentine Childcare Families, As I shared last week, Wilma Valentine Childcare will continue to remain open until we are mandated to close.  However, based on Governor DeWine’s press conference on Sunday, March 15th  when he told families to keep children home if they are able, we understand that this caused… Read more »

Plain Language Facts about COVID-19 and Coronavirus


The DD Council in Vermont saw a real need for a highly accessible guide to Covid-19 for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Green Mountain Self-Advocates did a wonderful job preparing something very quickly. If it is helpful to your work, please share it widely. This was provided to OSDA by the Ohio DD Council,… Read more »