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Who We Serve

We provide services, resources and support to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to assist them in reaching their maximum potential from birth through adulthood.

Our services include preschool and school age support, family support and advocacy, provider referrals and training, crisis intervention, adult residential services, vocational training, community employment and more.

How much do services cost?

Eligible persons can receive services through the county Developmental Disabilities program at no cost.  Services offered through providers, schools and private sources are separate.

Find eligibility requirements within the service ages of 0-2, 3-5, 6-High School Graduation, and Adults.

How do I get started?

To receive services from the Shelby County Board of Development Disabilities, first an individual must qualify for services. Begin the eligibility process by contacting us today.

Birth to 2 Years: Contact Help Me Grow at 937-498-2185
3–5 Years:
Contact Preschool at 937-497-8155
6–HS Graduation & Adults: Contact Service & Support Administration at 937-497-8155

“The Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities Fashion show was a wonderful and fun experience for me and my little sisters. They loved having the opportunity to pick out and keep all of their clothing. Having their hair and makeup done was just icing on the cake. Thanks to all the wonderful sponsors that made this this possible and for SCBDD for asking us to be a part of bringing awareness to both Big Brothers and Big Sisters and Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities”
- Jennifer Bruns, Executive Director of Big Brother Big Sisters Shelby and Darke County.