Category: News

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 »

Announcement for Shelby Hills Preschool

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March 13, 2020 Per Governor Dewine’s order, Ohio schools will be closed for an extended break due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Although preschools are not covered with this order, Shelby Hills Preschool will be observing this break in order to protect the health of the students and the community. This includes itinerant services. Shelby Hills… Read more »

Center for Disease Control and Prevention


For more information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website:

Coronavirus – COVID-19


The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) has been monitoring the COVID-19  outbreak with the guidance of the Shelby County Public Health Department, including information from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Health authorities have indicated that the situation is evolving and we need to do all we… Read more »

SCBDD Celebrates Many ‘Firsts’ In 2019

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SCBDD celebrates many ‘firsts’ in 2019 SIDNEY — 2019 was a year of many “firsts” for the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD). “Last year was the first time Shelby Hills Preschool had a reduction in enrollment on record in the past two decades,” said Superintendent Leah Anne Wenning. “2019 was the first year… Read more »

February Provider of the Month

February Provider of the Month 2020

Congratulations to February’s Provider of the Month, Melinda Hughes.  Melinda has goes above and beyond the call of duty as an Independent Provider.  Recently, when one of the individuals she works with was hospitalized she ensured all of his needs were being met.  She visited him multiple times at several hospitals and the nursing home. … Read more »

Shelby Co. Board of DD offers early intervention services

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Early Intervention is one of the many valuable non-mandated services that your local county board provides to the community at no cost to eligible people. I wanted to take this month and discuss the early intervention services the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) provides to the community. Research has shown that early intervention… Read more »

Preschool Typical Application Process

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An online registration form will be available for typical preschoolers between the ages of 3-5 years old for the 2020-2021 school year beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. If you are interested in registering your child, we ask that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, Computer system requirements and browsers, and complete the… Read more »