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Special Olympics

Shelby County Special Olympics offers year-round team sports training and competition opportunities for individuals with disabilities ages eight and older.  Participating in Special Olympics can help athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image through physical, social, and psychological development.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics.  From a fan in the stands to cheer on our athletes to coaching, photographing, or using medical training to ensure the safety of our participants, there are opportunities for everyone.

Sports Offered

    • Softball (July-September)
    • Basketball (December-February)
    • Track and Field (Last Saturday in April)

If you are interested in participating in activities or volunteering, please contact Jessica Guillozet.

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What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is a simple, easy-to-remember number to call when you need non-emergency help or access to human services. It is a free 24-hour service so you get the help you need when you need it. Resources include food, clothing, shelter, housing, rent/utility assistance, child care, transportation, and more.

Intermediate Care Facility Search

Have you or a family member ever needed more care than what is available near you? With a tool from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), you can find Intermediate Care Facilities (commonly referred to as ICF’s) that may have openings near or far from where you currently live.  Select the ICF locator button to search using your zip code and the range you’re willing to travel.

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Wonder what the difference is between and ICF and waiver residential services? Your Service and Support Administrator (SSA) would love to schedule time to talk to you about residential options. 

FANS Network

A FANS network is a group of people who are committed to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities. A community that works together and supports each other makes everyone’s life more fulfilling and meaningful.

How does the FANS Network work?

It’s EASY! Give me your contact information and I will inform you through monthly FANS newsletters. The FANS Newsletter will keep you informed of fun and exciting things that are happening, volunteer opportunities, and notifying if someone is in need of help or services. Some of the possible ways to help include, but are not limited to:

  • Volunteering at Game Night
  • Delivering donated furniture items
  • Taking someone to a sporting event
  • Donating tickets to Kings Island, the zoo, or other attractions
  • Baking treats for families
  • Cutting grass or doing light home projects
  • Giving gifts during the holidays
  • Giving music lessons

If you are interested in participating in the FANS Network, sign up or contact Jessica Guillozet, Community Connections Facilitator at (937) 658-6825.

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Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace.

Please contact us for information on how to volunteer with, mentor, or employ a person with a disability.

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STABLE Account

Enrollment is now open for STABLE Accounts – the nation’s first savings plan for people with disabilities.  With the creation of a STABLE Account, eligible participants are able to save money, invest money and spend money on qualified expenses such as healthcare, education, housing and transportation – all without affecting participants’ eligibility for benefits programs such as Medicaid and SSI.  For more information, download the STABLE Account Brochure.

Watch the Treasurer’s office’s public service announcement featuring Down syndrome self advocate Anne Gerhardt of Cincinnati and Ohio State Football Coach Urban Meyer here.

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