Spring 2023 Newsletter

Early Intervention / Preschool

We are excited to announce that the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities now has access to their very own assistance dog!

Read More About Woody and His New Job!

Community Education and Outreach

The Community and Education Department at Shelby County Board of DD is committed to connecting individuals with developmental disabilities and the communities they live in.

Job Club has also been very busy this year! Not only with their work schedules, but also with their monthly social get-togethers. They’ve had dinner together at Fricker’s in Sidney, gone bowling at Bel-Mar Lanes, and played Bingo at the SCBDD gymnasium. The Job Club outings provide a morale boost and encourage those who are competitively employed to keep working their hardest.

If your organization or business is interested in hearing more about how you can collaborate or work with people who have developmental disabilities, contact our office. Remember, INCLUSION starts with you!

Service & Support Administration

Did you know…

The Shelby County Board of DD strives to make sure that each person served receives the attention they need. Those who qualify for services are paired with a Service & Support Administrator (SSA). The SSA works as a case manager and is a direct contact for these individuals.

Here are some interviews from Kendra Hausfeld and Kaleb Coil describing their jobs as Service & Support Administrators (SSAs).

How You Can Help…

This year for Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, the county board aims to educate the community on what a developmental disability is and how the unique abilities of EVERY individual can benefit us all.

You can help us spread the word by sharing our newsletters, social media posts, and flyers with others. You can also help by making referrals to call our office when someone has questions regarding developmental disabilities.