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. Lunch and Learn - Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
  5. Charting the LifeCourse - Ohio (Ohio Department of Defelopmental Disabilities)
  6. CCHMC - Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
  7. Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) Level 1 and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waivers Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  8. ARC of Ohio
  9. Ending the Silence - Mental Health Conditions Virtual Meeting - Warning Signs - Facts and Statistics - How to Approach and Help One's Child
  10. Stark Smart FAFSA Conversation Video
  11. Grandunderstanding - OSU Family Engagement Center and Grandfamilies Resource Hub
  12. 2021 Transformation Series
  13. Pacer Google Webinars
  14. Sharing Books Building Brains
  15. Child Mind Institute
  16. Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
  17. Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide
  18. Triple P Positive Parenting Program Options with Catholic Charities
  19. Parent & Community Event Calendar
  20. 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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Lunch and Learn - Three Virtual Sessions for Parents
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

*Three virtual sessions for parents* Download informational PDF HERE

Presenter: Laryssa Beatty - OCECD

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

April 6, 2021 – Facilitation and Mediation -  Register in advance for this virtual session: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwpd-2pqDMvGdF_EQi14MkLX_q_sVgXqw_d 

April 29, 2021 – Evaluation Team Report (ETR) Planning - Register in advance for this virtual session: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdeqvrTgtGdD1Z_BSf9cIsNPI5GanPc-b 

PLEASE NOTE: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing details on how to join the virtual session. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Please register prior for EACH virtual session by clicking on the links in this flyer/email. 

Any questions, please contact Deb Bates - debbie.bates@apps.sparcc.org - 330-492-8136 Ext. 1552 and leave a voicemail message.  

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Charting the LifeCourse - Ohio Showcase June 3 & 4, 2021

Download PDF Information flyer - information on joining virtually

Join us virtually for 2 exciting days ofconference all about the use of Charting the LifeCourse in Ohio including:

Charting the LifeCourse is a framework designed to support families to maximize their capacity, strengths, and unique abilities to best nurture, love, and support their family member to achieve goals.

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities supports Charting the LifeCourse Ambassadors throughout the state who introduce this framework to families, schools, providers of service, community businesses, and county boards of developmental disabilities.  These sessions teach the tools and principles families and organizations need to support people at any age or stage of life, develop a vision for a good life, think about what they need to know, identify how to find or develop supports and discover what it takes to live the lives they want to live. 

LifeCourse framework helps people and families of all abilities, and at any age or stage of life by supporting them to

The LifeCourse Framework operates under the core belief that all people have the right to live, love, work, play, and pursue their life aspirations.

 

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

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Executive Functioning and Organizational Skills for
Individuals with Developmental Disabilties

Download Information PDF HERE

 

Registration is required. Registration Link

Who: Parents/caregivers of children ages 8+ with developmental disabilties

When: Monday, April 19, 2021

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Join us live via Zoom

Cost: $10 per family

The Zoom link and additional instructions will be emailed to you the day of the class. You will simply click the link in your email and this will allow yo to join the class online using your computer. If you would like to join the class using your smartphone, please download the free Zoom app.

This class occurs 2-3 times a year. For more information, contact DDBPFamilySupport@cchmc.org or call 513-636-2158.

Scholarships are available. Interested families please contact Kristen Hale at kristen.Hale@cchmc.org

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

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Level 1 & SELF Waiver Town Hall Meeting

6 pm

Monday, April 5, 2021

As many of you know, there has been discussion of taking the best of the Level 1 and SELF Waivers, and creating a new Waiver that is simpler and easier to use. Given everything going on, it has been decided to pause that idea and instead, improve and simplify the Level 1 and SELF Waivers separately.

We will ultimately work to combine these two waivers, but for now, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities desires your suggestions on how to improve and simplify these waivers separately. There will be a brief presentation in this Town Meeting with Director Jeff Davis and then an open dialogue with individuals, families, county boards and providers. Click here to register in advance:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlfuqorzksE92YX7DTHRSNGk2vVUv2mYIW

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

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The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD)
Level 1 and Self Empowered Life Funding (Self) Waivers
Virtual Town Hall Meeting

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities is considering changes to the Level 1 and Self Empowered Life Funding (SELF) Waivers. They are hostig a virtual town hall meeting to get feedback on this topic. Click HERE for more information.

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Audience: People with Disabilities who use waiver services/Self-Advocates/Family Members/Caregivers

Registration is required. Click HERE to register.

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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Family Engagement Center Connections for Grandparents and Kinship Caregivers png with link to registration page

Session Date and Title:

February 25th-Connecting with Educators

March 25th-Connecting to Resources

April 29th-Connecting to Friends, Family and the Community

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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2021 Transformation Series – #MovingForwardTogether

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

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

Eight (8) live, 2-hour interactive webinars featuring conversations and connections with provider agencies, county boards of developmental disabilities, DODD community life engagement project managers, self-advocates and Ohio Leaders, family members, and subject matter experts.

Provider agencies across the state support Ohio's continued efforts to ensure people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to services that prioritize their individual goals and emphasize community membership and community employment. These agencies are collectively working through a systems change process that will enable the strengthening and support of community-based service options for individuals with disabilities.

The Transformation Series opens March 2021.

Dates, details, and registration information coming soon! 

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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Pacer Center

Please see the information below for free google workshops for students and educators.  PACER is the Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs, similar to OCECD in Ohio.  

FROM PACER - 
This three-part series will help students learn to harness the power of Google tools for their education. Whether you are using a Chromebook, the Google Chrome browser, or Google Docs, join us to learn about the Chrome extensions and other tools that increase productivity and support learning for students in middle school, high school, college, and beyond.

Part 1: Tools to Support Reading

In this workshop we will explore Google tools that provide visual supports that make text easier to read and comprehend. We will also look at audio support tools with text-to-speech options. This workshop will be especially helpful for students with dyslexia as well as other reading and learning challenges, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Part 2: Tools to Manage Time, Focus, and Information

This workshop will explore a variety of tools to help students manage time, maintain focus, limit distractions, organize information, and keep track of assignments. Tools will include timers, reminders, website blockers, task managers, and student planners. This session will be especially helpful for
students with ADHD and other executive function challenges.

Part 3: Tools for Notetaking and Writing

In this workshop we will explore Google tools for taking notes and writing with dictation. We will also look at ways to support elements of the writing process, including spelling, organizing, and editing. This workshop will be especially helpful for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia, and other learning
challenges.

Webinar

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Part 1: Reading
Tues., Feb. 23, 2021

Part 2: Time Management
Tues., March 30, 2021

Part 3: Notetaking and Writing
Tues., April 27, 2021

To register:
PACER Center
PACER.org/workshops

If an ASL interpreter is needed, contact PACERWorkshops@PACER.org with 48 hrs. notice.

2021-02-23GoogleChromeSeries_.pdf

 

Choosing Reading Tools to Match Reading Materials - link to Webinar Information

Download PDF

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

April 2, 2021 OCDBE Updates

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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