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 »

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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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 »

March Provider of the Month

Conya Carey

Congratulations to March’s Provider of the Month, Conya Carey.  Conya has been working in the Developmental Disabilities field for 9 years and has been an Independent Provider for a little over a year. Conya feels very blessed to be able to work with two of the most caring and loving individuals. She looks forward to going… Read more »