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

June Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to June’s Provider of the Month Bonnie Riell.  Bonnie completely dedicated to her job and her demeanor provides calmness to the individuals that she works with. This positive attitude filters down to her fellow staff members. Bonnie started her career with Capabilities at We Can Too. This exposure fueled her passion to make a… Read more »

Benefits of Knowing Someone’s Job Interests

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Shellie Farrier, employment specialist at the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities specializes in training new employees on completing job tasks. As an on-the-job support since 2014, Shellie has worked with employers in all settings to help new employees meet expectations and excel in the workplace.  Shellie was recently interviewed by Ohio Department of Developmental… Read more »

2018 Camp Adventure

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Camp Adventure where everyone walks out with a smile! The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities would like to announce a fun summer of day camps! WHAT: DAY CAMP for kids served by the SCBDD WHO: Completed kindergarten to age 22 (and still in school) WHERE: Shelby Hills Early Childhood Center TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00… Read more »