May Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to May’s Provider of the Month Jenny Swabb.  Jenny has worked in the same home with the same group of ladies for a number of years. She works for Maximum Personal Achievement (MPA) as the Home Supervisor. Jenny has done a wonderful job in this position and pulls countless hours with the ladies she works… Read more »

Cover 2 Cover Book Club

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Interested in reading and listening to popular Books and then discussing them? Come join The Cover 2 Cover Book Club every Thursday. Location: High Grounds Cafe; 705 Fair Rd., Sidney, OH When: Every Thursday Time: 11:00 am – Noon If you have questions or would like to let us know that you are interested in… Read more »

Between A Walk & A Hard Pace Walking Club

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Do you find yourself between a rock and a hard place when it comes to getting enough physical activity in your routine? Then join the Between A Walk & A Hard Pace-Walking Club. Time: 10:00-10:45 a.m. Place: Tawawa Park by the soccer fields at the covered shelter Important Benefits of Walking: 1. It strengthens your… Read more »

April Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to April’s Provider of the Month James Bettelon.  James currently works for Person Centered Services (PCS) as a Direct Care Support Specialist. He embraces community integration and advocates for the people he works with. His calm approach and willingness to try new things has opened many doors for the people with developmental disabilities. With… Read more »

Shelby Hills Preschool Typical Application

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The typical preschool application will be available beginning April 3, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Please review the system requirements. We then invite you to test your computer system by completing the test document. Computer System Requirements and Browsers Frequently Asked Questions Computer System Test Once the application goes live on April 3rd at 6:00 p.m.,… Read more »

Parent Resource Lending Library

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The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities has acquired many new resource books that we want to share with you and your family. This is a FREE resource for SCBDD families caring for children and adults with special healthcare needs or developmental disabilities. Our books cover such topics on Autism, Pre-Employment Skills, Teaching Healthy Relationship… Read more »

March Provider of the Month

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We are pleased to introduce Provider of the Month for March, Tony Sell.  Tony works tirelessly to care for the people he serves; including double and sometimes triple shifts to ensure that the individuals are taken care of. In addition, he is always willing to jump in and volunteer his time, has a positive attitude… Read more »

Special Olympics Track and Field Day

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The Shelby County Special Olympics Committee is in the planning stages for the local Special Olympics Track and Field Day.  It will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 P.M. inside the Sidney Middle School. Participants must be at least eight years of age to participate in the events of: running races, bowling, kickball,… Read more »

February Provider of the Month

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Congratulations to February’s Provider of the Month, Karla Ostendorf.  Karla has been an Independent Provider for three years.  She is very patient, understanding, thoughtful dedicated, and always willing to help people whenever she can.  Karla never says anything negative and sees the potential in everyone.  She enjoys helping people go grocery shopping and experience outings… Read more »

Choosing Remote Support

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Remote support, also known as remote monitoring, is an emerging service model that combines technology and direct care to support people with developmental disabilities. Remote support uses two-way communication in real time, including home-based sensors, cameras, and other technologies, to allow an off-site caregiver to monitor and respond to the safety and needs of people living in the community. When… Read more »