State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732


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Covid-19 Resources | Information and Flyers | Event Calendar | Of Special Interest

Family & Community Information and Event Calendar

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources - Click Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources

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Information and Flyers

  1. Resources from Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
  2. State Support Team 9, Stark County Educational Service Center and Tri-County Educational Service Center COVID-19 Resources
  3. Remote Learning Resources
  4. SST 11 - Presents - LeDerick Horne, Monday June 14, 2021, 7:00-8:00pm
  5. Center for Parent Information & Resources - Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning and What All Parents Need to Know
  6. Nationwide Children's - Family ECHO: June 2021 Sessions
  7. Sensory Resource to Help Students With Cicada Noise
  8. Charting the LifeCourse - Ohio (Ohio Department of Defelopmental Disabilities)
  9. Virtual Milestones National Autism Conference June 16-17, 2021 and On-Demand Through August 15, 2021
  10. Stark Smart FAFSA Conversation Video
  11. Grandunderstanding - OSU Family Engagement Center and Grandfamilies Resource Hub
  12. 2021 Transformation Series
  13. Child Mind Institute
  14. Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
  15. Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
  16. Triple P Positive Parenting Program Options with Catholic Charities
  17. Parent & Community Event Calendar
  18. Of Special Interest

 

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Resources from Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI):

  1. Social Narratives in Response to COVID-19  To help people with disabilities and those that support them, the OCALI Autism Center has created some social narratives to use at home during the COVID-19 crisis. Social narratives teach the individual appropriate social practices that can also help regulate behavior. Several examples have been provided to help families during the pandemic.  
    https://www.ocali.org/project/resource_gallery_of_interventions/page/to-support-families-during-the-COVID-19-crisis

  2. OCALI  FaceBook Live: 4 minutes at 4:00pm  Look for daily posts on Facebook on a variety of topics across the various OCALI centers.  Topics will include accessibility, special interests, self-regulation, activities to keep busy and have fun, and many, many more.   Live chat will occur if participants have questions during the broadcast.

  3. HereToHelp page
     https://www.ocali.org/project/stay-safe-strong-and-supported

  4. Social Narratives for Families
    https://www.ocali.org/project/resource_gallery_of_interventions/page/to-support-families-during-the-COVID-19-crisis

  5. Another newer resource are OCALI’s podcasts
    https://www.ocali.org/project/ocali-communication-standards/page/podcasts

  6. Episode 5 - It’s Different for Girls (https://www.ocali.org/project/inspiring-change-podcast)
     

State Support Team 9, Stark County Educational Service Center and Tri-County Educational Service Center COVID-19 Resources

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Remote Learning Resources

Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center: Remote Learning and Pandemic Resources for SCHOOLS

Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center- Remote Learning and Pandemic Resources for FAMILIES

ODE Resource Guide for Families and Caregivers  (many other resources to share with families are embedded in this)
Family Guide to At-Home Learning from CEEDAR Center at University of Florida 

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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SST Region 11 - Virtual Session - LeDerick Horne

SST Region 11 is hosting a virtual session with
LeDerick Horne
Monday June 14, 2021
7:00-8:00pm

He will be presenting “The Family’s Role in Building Better Schools.”  

Registration is through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-familys-role-in-building-better-schools-with-lederick-horne-tickets-156147416125?aff=SSTWeb

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Center for Parent Information & Resources

Vaccinations, Return to In-Person Learning
and What All Parents Need to Know

Join us for an opportunity to hear from key representatives from the Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we discuss schools safely reopening in the fall for in-person learning. Learn the process to get our children with and without disabilities back in the classroom, testing and vaccines safety.

This is an opportunity for families to express concerns, ask questions and discuss how to sustain safe operations in schools.

Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Time: 7pm ET

Registration is required

Register here! 

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Nationwide Children's - Family ECHO: June 2021 Sessions

Family ECHO uses ZOOM technology to connect you with a team of interdisciplinary experts for presentation and discussion on topics related to improving and managing behaviors, family supports, executive function, self-care, and healthcare for children and youth with developmental disabilities including autism.  Family ECHO follows the ECHO model offering an “all teach, all learn” environment and provides resources and session recordings for participants.

Who can participate in Family ECHO: 

June (and July) 2021 Schedule:

Session 

Date

Go LIVE Time

Topic

5

June 3

Thursday

4:00pm

Behavior: Unpacking psychological evaluations: Understanding your child’s thinking skills and behaviors 

6

June 22

Tuesday

4:00pm

Art Possible Ohio:  Opportunities, Access and Programs

7

July 7

Wednesday

4:00pm

Feeding: “Mealtime Battles: It takes a village to help a child with feeding problems”

8

July 20

Tuesday

4:00pm

Feeding: “Mealtime Battles Part 2:  Practical tips that can help you win when dealing with your child’s feeding challenges”

Link to register for JUNE: https://is.gd/FE_June2021

Link to register for JULY: https://is.gd/FE_July2021

Participants will:    

This event is not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Sensory Resource to Help Students With Cicada Noise

This year will bring the return of the Cicadas, which creat a large amount of sound with their song. To help those affected by this sound sensitivity the University of Cincinnati and created this social narrative
The Cicadas are Coming.pdf

This event is not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Virtual Milestones National Autism Converence - June 16-17 and On-Demand through August 15, 2021

19th annual Milestones National Autism Conference for professionals, families and individuals with ASD.

This year’s virtual format makes the Milestones Conference more accessible than ever, and we are very excited to offer an educational resource that everyone can utilize to gain new autism strategies and resources, from the comfort and safety of home. Need-based scholarships are also available.

You can find more information about the Milestones National Autism Conference at milestones.org/conference

 

This event is not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Stark Smart FAFSA Conversation Video

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Grandunderstandings Resource Hub

The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center’s GrandUnderstandings project is designed to provide resources to assist grandfamilies and the educators who support them. Click below to find grandfamily specific tools and resources.

Grandfamilies Resources

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Ohio Employment First

2021 Transformation Series – #MovingForwardTogether

Website: https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=521

Transformation Series Resources - https://padlet.com/kellyschuck/Bookmarks

The 2021 Transformation Series provides an opportunity for stakeholders to gather and share ideas, strategies, and practices that will assist them as they move through the systems change process and help improve person-centered planning, community membership, and employment opportunities for individuals across Ohio.

The 2021 series features two great offerings to help support your continued transformation journey:

1. Transformation Talks https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=522

Six (6) pre-recorded 1-hour on-demand video recordings featuring subject matter experts in transformation. From setting the groundwork to engaging families and caregivers to utilizing technology for administrative efficiency, Transformation Talks feature key topics and information you can view at your own pace and schedule.

2. Transformation Tuesdays https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=523

Roundtable Discussions 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Eastern Time

Three (3) live, 2-hour panel discussions, each featuring Ohio Leaders from the Ohio Self Determination Association, family members, and finally all the Subject Matter Experts who created and recorded the Transformation Talks. All of these roundtables will focus on how the transformation process has to include all stakeholders in the process, for the transformation to matter and sustain itself.

Open to all! Register for 1 discussion or all 3!

Registration Link: https://ohioemploymentfirst.org/view.php?nav_id=479

Subscribe to the 2021 Transformation Series Mailing List! Click HERE

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Sharing Books Building Brains

4 min. 17 sec. video from Cincinnati Children's Hospital titled "Sharing Books Building Brains"

This even is not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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For many children, parents and teachers, uncertainty feels like the only constant as the start of the new school year approaches. Even as we try to enjoy this last stretch of summer, it’s hard not to worry about how kids will fare in the fall, especially those with mental health or learning disorders.

This week on childmind.org, we’ve rounded up our experts’ top advice on heading back to school. Partnering with teachers is more important now than ever, so we’ve got tips on how to open the lines of communication and work together to support kids. Plus, with so many competing demands on the table, we offer guidance for setting clear priorities this school year — what to emphasize, and what to let go.

Tips for Partnering With Teachers in the New School Year

Tips for Partnering With Teachers

How to set up effective lines of communication.

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How to Set Priorities This School Year

How to Set Priorities This School Year

What to do when you can’t do it all.

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Back-to-School Resources for Families and Educators

Back-to-School Resources

A roundup for families and educators.

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Back-to-School Tips for Kids Who Are Struggling

Back-to-School Tips for Kids Who Are Struggling

New strategies and planning ahead can make a difference.

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Anxiety in the Classroom

Anxiety in the Classroom

What it looks like, and why it might be misunderstood.

READ MORE ▸

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education

OCDBE Website

2021 Midwest Transition Institute for Youth who are DeafBlind

You are Invited to attend a Professional Learning Series
Presented by Dr. Timothy Hartshorne

Download PDF Flyer

Guest Speaker:
Dr. Hartshorne, a parent of a child with deafblindness and professor from Central Michigan University, is well known for his work and research with children who are deafblind and their families. His areas of interest and investigation include issues related to CHARGE Syndrome, and deafblindness including behavior, sleep, play, anxiety, mindful interventions, and how parents and families cope with a child with severe disabilities.

Professional Learning Series Description:
The 6-session professional learning series covers a variety of topics of interest to educators and parents. The topic and description of each session is provided below. All sessions will be held from 4:00 to 5:00 pm ET. Participants may register for one or more of the sessions by clicking on the session’s registration link. One contact hour (1) is available for each session.

Target Audience: Parents, educators, related services providers, agency providers

February 4, 2021 Self-regulation
March 11, 2021 Diagnosis
April 8, 2021 Counseling Parents – Issues Parents Face and What Counselors Miss
May 20, 2021 Siblings – How Will They Do and What Are Their Issues?
June 10, 2021 Taming the Wolves and the Parent from Hell

This event is not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but is posted for your information.

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Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide

The U.S. Department of Education released a new Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide, a resource to help parents and guardians understand how digital tools can provide tailored learning opportunities, engage students with course materials, encourage creative expression, and enrich the educational experience.

The Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide includes guidance and best practices for caregivers around topics including:

1. How to leverage flexibilities and innovations technology and digital tools provide, such as accessibility options, to meet the unique needs of every learner — including students with disabilities and English language learners.

2. Simple steps parents can take to keep their children safe online and foster safe online behavior, such as accessing security features on a child's device, keeping track of log-in information, and keeping children safe while videoconferencing. The guide also discusses the importance of digital citizenship and offers parents resources to help their child navigate online bullying or encounters with troubling content.

3. How a competency-based learning approach, which measures a student's knowledge of a subject rather than time spent on the subject, can harness technology for the benefit of students. Digital resources like online assessments, periodic check-ins, and more can update parents on their child's learning progress, and they can provide instructional flexibility in the event of a school disruption.

4. Easy-to-understand primers on major federal laws governing student privacy and safety, such as FERPA, IDEA, and COPPA.

The Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide was informed by the feedback and contributions of digital learning experts representing researchers, parents, educators, and school leaders, as well as Digital Promise and Learning Heroes. This publication is the first in a series that will ultimately provide digital learning knowledge and resources to educators and school leaders in addition to parents and students.

The guide can be viewed here.

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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Triple P
Positive Parenting Program Options
with Catholic Charities
(Download PDF)

Option #1: Triple P Discussion Groups
Parenting topics of relevance to those with children aged 0-12 are covered, using short video clips as a springboard for discussion. Practical and doable strategies are suggested which address common behavior concerns, encourage cooperation and respectful communications, and build strong relationships.
Choose any one of the following topics:

The one 2-hr. session is FREE and offered virtually via Zoom while COVID-19 precautions are in place. Morning, afternoon, or evening sessions are possible. A gift card incentive is available for participants who complete all program requirements. Contact Barbara at 419.512.9104 or bxkudravi@ccdocle.org for more information or to register for a small group or individual session.


Option #2: Primary Care Triple P

This is a very brief and private way for parents to get Triple P support for addressing a very specific behavior concern in a child aged 0-12. There are usually about four sessions. These are FREE virtual sessions or phone sessions while COVID-19 precautions are in place. Nicole Mann, an early childhood mental health consultant and licensed therapist with Catholic Charities, provides this service. Professional referrals required. Contact Barbara at 419.512.9104 or bxkudravi@ccdocle.org for more information about this option.


Option #3: Triple P Online

This is a FREE broad-based parenting intervention delivered online for parents of children up to 12 years. The program involves eight (1-hour) online modules that parents complete independently in their own time--from a computer, tablet or smartphone. Triple P Online introduces users to Triple P’s simple strategies to encourage positive behavior and to prevent and manage misbehavior. Parents who are comfortable using technology and prefer the flexibility of online learning may be well-suited to this option. Participants must commit to completing all eight modules and receiving a minimum of one hour of support by a qualified professional with Catholic Charities. Professional referrals required. Contact Barbara at 419.512.9104 or bxkudravi@ccdocle.org for more information about this option.


Option #4: Triple P Teen Seminar Series
Are you a Wayne County parent/caregiver of a teen between ages 13-16? Do you have a few concerns about your teen? Are you interested in information to promote your teen’s progress? Join Catholic Charities in partnership with Wayne County Juvenile Court for any or all three FREE seminars: 1) Raising Responsible Teenagers, 2) Raising Competent Teenagers, and 3) Getting Teenagers Connected. Contact Hannah Gee CDCA, LSW at 330.317.8138 or email her at hlgee@ccdocle.org.
Wayne County

These events are not sponsored by State Suppport Team 9, but are provided for your information.

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If an event is canceled, the cancellation notice
will be listed on the date of the event.

 

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Of Special Interest

Meet Cameron Broom

 

Meet Nick Doyle - Seen on the Kelly Clarkson Show

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