Ohio’s Waiting List for HCBS Waivers

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Changes to Ohio’s Waiting List for Home and Community-Based Services Waivers effective September 1, 2018, make it easier to identify a person’s needs and arrange needed services.  The changes to the Waiting List include a new statewide assessment tool, the Ohio Assessment for Immediate Need and Current Need, used to better understand a person’s need for… Read more »

August Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to the August Provider of the Month, Laura Hobler. Laura is wonderful and always ensures the needs of the individuals supported are met. When asked to give an example of a good day at work Laura’s response was, “ Any day that I can make someone’s life a little easier or more pleasant, is… Read more »

Ohio’s Largest Direct Employment Services Provider to Host Open House at New Piqua Office

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 15th, 2018 Capabilities Marketing Contact: Dani Pernell, Marketing Coordinator (937) 223-8004 ext. 2219 Capabilities is a company that connects the dots for people with disabilities to help them achieve their goals and is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Piqua, located at 8620 North County Road 25A,… Read more »

18th Annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference

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The mission of Ohio SIBS (Special Initiatives By Brothers & Sisters) is to be recognized as the unified voice and partner for Ohio adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ohio SIBS will provides advocacy, education, leadership and supports that will promote enhanced quality of life, improved public policy and increased services and… Read more »

Green Business Certification

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The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities has received the Green Business Certification through the Dayton Regional Green initiative.  This certification starts with an energy audit which is a comprehensive assessment of a building’s energy use throughout its operations. The purpose of the audit is identifying the most cost-effective opportunities to reduce energy usage through… Read more »

July Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to July’s Provider of the Month Person Centered Services.  Their entire staff works to increase the opportunities to improve independence for individuals in Shelby County and are introduced below: April is a quick thinker and is always on top of things. She’s quick to find solutions when problems occur. Lori is very kind and… Read more »

SCBDD Visits Local Rotary Club

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7/9/2018 Localife 1/2 SCBDD visits local Rotary Club SIDNEY — The June 11, 2018, Rotary Lunch guest speakers were Superintendent of the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (SCBDD) Laura Zureich and Appointment Manager Jeff Coaty. Also joining Laura and Jeff were Felicity Berry and Julie Casiano, advocates for the good work that SCBDD does… Read more »

New Superintendent Named for Champaign, Shelby County Boards of Developmental Disabilities

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(CHAMPAIGN/SHELBY COUNTIES, OH–)  The Boards of Developmental Disabilities in Shelby and Champaign Counties have named a successor to superintendent, Laura Zureich, who plans to retire at the end of 2018 after nearly 14 years of service. Leigh Anne Wenning will join the county boards on October 1, spending the last months of the year training… Read more »

Help Us Build An All Inclusive Community Park

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Thanks to a campaign started by the Rotary Club of Sidney and the Kiwanis Club of Sidney, a drive to build an all inclusive community playground at Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park is underway. Projected completion date of the project is in the fall of 2019. The estimated cost of the project is $160,000, with… Read more »

Special Olympics Softball

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It’s that time of year; who wants to play Special Olympics Softball? An informational meeting will be held on June 17th at 7:00 p.m. at Flanagan Field.  If you have questions, please contact Jennie at 937-489-6528