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


Covid-19 Resources | Information Carousel 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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  1. GreatSchools.org - Coronavirus Support
  2. Resources from Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
  3. State Support Team 9, Stark County Educational Service Center and Tri-County Educational Service Center COVID-19 Resources
  4. Child Mind Institute
  5. Goodwill Back to School Voucher Program
  6. The Center for Disability Empowerment/Ohio Family Network - Leadership Academy Course
  7. Growing Family Resilience
  8. Sharing Solutions
  9. Parent & Community Event Calendar
  10. Of Special Interest

Coronavirus support
4 weeks of summer learning activities for kindergarten through fifth grade


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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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.

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Thanks to the generosity of Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton, emergency school vouchers are now available to Stark County students in need. A Goodwill voucher is just like a gift card and can be used at any Stark County Goodwill store for the purchase of clothes, shoes, backpacks, and even new products like socks and face masks. Vouchers are awarded based on need and range from $20-$80 depending on household size.

In this early phase of the program, Goodwill will make vouchers available to students and families through an online application. Once school has started, Goodwill will work directly with local school districts directly to provide vouchers to students and families in need through the help of counselors and administration.

Goodwill Back to School Voucher Program PDF

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Leadership Academy Course photo of page 1 of FlyerLeadership Academy Course photo of page 2 of Flyer

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Image of PDF flyer Growing Family Resilience - A Three Part Series, September 9, 16, and 23, 2020 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm

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Sharing Solutions IDD Support Group for Families, Caregivers & Professionals

Sharing Solutions is starting back up via Zoom on Wednesday, September 23 at 6 pm. The topic is Social Security Benefits for Individuals with IDD with Mr. Robert Fenn from the Social Security Administration. Below is the link to resister. As before, please register prior to the meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtcu6vqzMsE9P9SpOvi3wf2E4dxVmi7KsP

Here are future dates for upcoming Sharing Solutions Zoom meetings:

Monday, October 12 – Stacy Collins, DODD – Changes that are being made to Adult Services & Q/A with Gary Tonks, The Arc of Ohio Tuesday,

November 17 - Q/A with DODD Director Jeff Davis

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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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