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 »

Superintendent Search

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The board members of Champaign and Shelby CBDD are pleased to invite qualified candidates to submit their application to be the next superintendent of Champaign and Shelby CBDD.  Current superintendent Laura Zureich has announced her intention to retire at the end of 2018 and we want to have our next superintendent identified prior to Laura’s… Read more »

Become a DSP and make a difference!

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Direct support professionals (DSPs) are individuals who work directly with people that have physical and/or intellectual disabilities.  DSPOhio is a unique, statewide DSP (Direct Support Professional) recruitment effort that combines targeted multi-media advertising to brand the term DSP with an on-line DSPOhio job-site that connects potential employees with developmental disability provider employers.  http://www.dspohio.org/

What is Fix The List?

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To better serve Ohioans with developmental disabilities, eleven organizations have been collaborating for more than 14 months to modernize Ohio’s failed Medicaid Waiver waiting list. They believe replacing the current system will greatly improve the way Ohio’s waiting list for Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waivers operates.  Visit their website for information on the coalition,… Read more »

New Digital Resource Launched for Preschool Learning

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Ohio’s parents and educators have a new resource to help young learners ages 3-5 prepare for school and their futures with the INFOhio Early Learning Portal. The easy-to-navigate site contains more than 50 websites and apps chosen and evaluated by educators and librarians with expertise in early learning and literacy. The INFOhio Early Learning Portal… Read more »

December 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.  Every month 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 all that you do… Read more »

Age Appropriate Toys: Birth to 3 Years

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The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities Occupational Therapy Department put together this list of age appropriate toys for birth through three years of age.  Happy shopping and playing! Remember: It’s not about the expense of the toy(s), it is about the experiences your child has with that toy. Age Appropriate Toys

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 »