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)


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  1. - 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. Communities of Care Coffeehouse Series
  7. Parent & Community Event Calendar
  8. 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.

  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

  4. Social Narratives for Families

  5. Another newer resource are OCALI’s podcasts

  6. Episode 5 - It’s Different for Girls (

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, 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.


How to Set Priorities This School Year

How to Set Priorities This School Year

What to do when you can’t do it all.


Back-to-School Resources for Families and Educators

Back-to-School Resources

A roundup for families and educators.


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.


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

Click HERE to download PDF of above flyer.

Communities of Care Coffeehouse Series:
Discussion & Networking Forum

August 17: Supporting New Teachers in the Wake of COVID-19

  • Mentoring and valuing new teachers who were unable to finish their student teaching due to the pandemic

Educators, Administrators, and School Community Stakeholders

Connecting, networking, supporting, and sharing barriers and solutions related to ensuring equity in serving students and families in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in a welcoming, virtual setting. 

The Communities of Care Virtual Coffeehouse Series will create spaces for you to share successes and pitfalls, as well as benefit from lessons learned by other participants. Together, we can advance educational equity in the everyday responses, decisions, and changes we are making in our respective school community contexts during the pandemic. 
We invite to you to join us your favorite cup of coffee or beverage and join us. Log on, get comfy, we’ll see you there!

Are you a parent/caregiver and wondering how you will keep your child, children, or youth (ages 5-10) entertained so that you can fully participate in these live events? We will be offering age-appropriate child activities concurrently during the events for ages 5-10. Please follow the additional prompts in the registration form to signal if you are interested in the concurrent child-friendly activity.  Be sure to have your youth bring paper and a pencil to the session.

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


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If an event is cancelled, 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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