April is Autism Acceptance Month

By Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning April is Autism Acceptance Month! In past years, we celebrated Autism Awareness in April, but people on the Autism Spectrum deserve more than awareness. They deserve acceptance and inclusion. About 1 in 44 U.S. children are identified with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to the Center for Disease Control…. Read more »

Typical Preschool Application 2022-2023

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The typical preschool application is now available to submit securely online for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old for the 2022-2023 school year.  Please review the frequently asked questions and the computer system and browser requirements below.   If you do not have a computer or internet, please call 937-658-6709 to reserve a computer at the Sidney… Read more »

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

by Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning You may have seen billboards around Sidney announcing that March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Those billboards are just one way to remind our community that we are better when we include everyone, and people with developmental disabilities are unique and valued members of society. National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month… Read more »

Spring 2022 Newsletter

News and information from Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Jan 2022 – March 2022) CLICK HERE to read the Email Newsletter (Includes links to extra photos and videos) Or view the printer friendly edition:

Change Coming to Shelby Co Special Olympics

Jessica Guillozet, Mark Harrod, and Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning stand with Special Olympics sign by the new softball diamond.

For more than 30 years, Shelby County Special Olympics provided more than athletic events for individuals with disabilities. It provided opportunities for exercise and social time with friends, family, and a beloved leader named Mark Harrod. In the coming years, the organization will see one major change. There will still be fun, games, sports, families… Read more »

Shelby County Board of DD Provides Early Intervention Services

Written by Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning Did you know that children who have suspected delays or disabilities may be eligible for free in-home services? The Shelby County Board of DD (SCBDD) provides in-person coaching and therapy to families with children who may be at risk of not meeting milestones. Our early intervention department is staffed… Read more »

February 2022 Provider of the Month

Jessica Elliot - February 2022 Provider of the Month

Congratulations to Jessica Elliot! You are the Shelby County Board of DD’s provider of the month for February 2022! Jessica Elliott has worked at S&H Products since April of 2018. She is a great coworker and always willing to try new things with the individuals she works with. She advocates for individuals and empowers them… Read more »

Para Professional – Sidney Center

NOTICE OF AVAILABLE POSITION POSTING DATE:          January 20, 2022 – February 3, 2022 (or until filled) POSITION:                   Para Professional – Shelby Hills Preschool Classroom (Sidney Location)  QUALIFICATIONS:      High School Graduate.  Ohio Department of Education Aide Permit or willingness to obtain the same.  Successful completion of a physical, BCI/FBI background check and multiple database background checks… Read more »

Substitute Positions

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NOTICE OF AVAILABLE POSITIONS Position Duties Qualifications Preschool Teacher Substitutes Shelby Hills Preschool $15.00 per hour Follow pre-determined lesson plans in accordance with individual IEP goals and objectives. Assure student safety in the classroom, on the playground, and loading/unloading of vehicles. Other general Instructor duties. Minimum of a HS diploma.  ODE Substitute Teaching License required…. Read more »

Reflections for 2022

By Superintendent Leigh Anne Wenning It is officially 2022! Like many, the beginning of the year makes me take a look back on where we came from. Having been in the developmental disabilities field for more than 20 years, I can look back and see the evolution of the system, especially the County Board of… Read more »