Leading the Way – Future Leaders of Shelby County

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The Sidney Police Department, Ross Historical Society, Steve Baker from News Center 7, and Tom Martin from Sidney Body CARSTAR are collaborating with the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities to provide a leadership training course – Part 2.  Join us to discover exceptional life lessons taught by these community leaders who have wisdom on… Read more »

SCBDD Presents Always There Awards

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SIDNEY — In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the creation of Ohio’s county boards of developmental disabilities and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Wilma Valentine Childcare, the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities recently honored outstanding supporters for being “always there.” The Always There awards were presented during festivities at the Wilma… Read more »

Provider of The Month

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The Community and Support Services Department would like to recognize our providers who go above and beyond for the people they support.  Starting in October and each month after, we will spotlight a “Provider of the Month”.  Nominees will be selected by vote from submission forms received the previous month.  Just a small token of our appreciation for… Read more »

Ohio Adult Sibling Conference

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

Ideas for Play Routines in Early Intervention

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Sometimes getting a toddler to say words can be tricky! They have the final say (pun intended!) on whether they will cooperate with your attempts to get them to talk. Having playful interactions is one way to form a relationship and get the ball rolling. Here is a list of some playful routines that may… Read more »

The Spot Restaurant – Employer of the Year 2017

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There are few places in any city or town where people of all kinds can gather together to share a beverage or have a meal. These establishments become the cornerstones of our community where all are welcome and can expect to enjoy great food at reasonable costs. The Spot is this type of place for… Read more »

Contact Senator Portman: Oppose Graham-Cassidy health care bill that puts Medicaid services at risk

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Despite new amendments proposed by U.S. Senators Lindsay Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, the most recent attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues to pose a threat to services for people with developmental disabilities and their families in Ohio and across the nation. According to financial data compiled and… Read more »

A Community Conversation

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Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on the drug crisis in our community. Hear from community leaders, government agencies, law enforcement and healthcare experts on the alarming impact drug abuse is having in our communities and how we are working together to address this challenging issue. Join the conversation! This event is free… Read more »

Benefits and Employment in 2017 Workshop

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This workshop provides the core information needed to assist a beneficiary in financial planning and benefit management.  Mike is a professional trainer with 25 years experience in presenting and teaching, focusing on disability benefit programs and employment.  He has presented over 2,700 workshops since 1993.  He is among a few professionals who know and are… Read more »

Grant Resources

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This document contains a list of wish granting organizations, grants for special needs, and grants specifically for those diagnosed with autism.  We hope you’ll find it useful. Wish Granting Organizations