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


Early Childhood Specific Links - Stark County:

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Early Childhood
Resource Center

Early Childhood Specific Links - State:

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
Bureau of Early Learning & Development

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services
CDC Childcare

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Early Childhood
Ohio Resources

Early Childhood Ohio Icon with link to Early Childhood Advisory Council
Early Childhood
Advisory Council
Help Me Grow icon with link to Help Me Grow website
Help Me Grow
Ohio Head Start Logo with link to Ohio Head Start
Ohio Head Start
Ohio Head Start Logo with link to Ohio Head Start Locator
Ohio Head Start
Office Locator
OCALI Logo with link to Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Ohio Center for
Autism & Low
Incidence (OCALI)
Ohio Child Care Resources and Referral Association Icon with lnik to their website
Ohio Child Care
Resource & Referral
Association (OCCRRA)
ODE Early Learning Icon with link to their website
Early Learning
(Ohio Department of Education)
Early Learning and School Readiness Icon and link to the website
Early Learning & School Readiness (OELSR)
Aikron Children's Hospital icon with link to information on Family Information Network of Ohio
Family Information 
Network of Ohio
(FINofOhio)
Ohio Department of Health Icon with link to website
Ohio Department
of Health
Ohio Department of Health Icon with link to Women, Infancts, and Children website
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Ohio Department of Health icon with link to Division of Family & Community Health Services
Division of Family & Community Health Services
Ohio Mental Heal and Addication Services Icon with link to Early Childhood Mental Health
Early Childhood
Mental Health
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities icon with link to their website
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
KRA Ready for Kindergarten Ohio icon with link to the PDF from the Ohio Department of Education
KRA - Ready for Kindgarten PDF from Ohio Department of Education

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Childcare Search
Job and Family Services

OCECD Icon with link to the October - December 2017 Newsletter, Early Intervention - How to Help Your Child Who Has a Developmental Delay

Oct. - Dec. 2017
Newsletter
Early Intervention
How to Help Your Child Who Has a Developmental Delay


PNC Grow
Up Great
Lesson Center

       

 

Links for Parents and Families

Mental Health, Drug Abuse

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Project Aware
September 2017 Newsletter
Suicide Prevention

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Teen Suicide: Prevention, Intervention and Postvention Information Brief

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10 Tips to Start Talking with your Kids About the Dangers of Drug Abuse

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Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

Crisis Text Line

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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Trends (Data)

Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

Ohio Mental Health &
Additional Services

Crisis Text Line Fact Sheet

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Crisis Text Line Newsletter

Crisis Text Line Fact Sheet

Crisis Text Line School - One Page - 4Hope

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MENTAL HEALTH, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL, AND BEHAVIORAL SCREENING AND EVALUATION COMPENDIUM (2ND ED)

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Child Mind Institute

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Wayne & Holmes County Mental Health & Recovery Board

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Ohio Department of Mental Health

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Substance Abuse
Information Brief

Nov. 2017 Newsletter
Substance Abuse

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Teen Stress Reduction Information Brief

Nov. 2017 Newsletter
Identifying and Managing Stresss in Teens

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Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

Youth Suicide Prevention

Resource Guide

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Promoting Coping Strategies in Youth

February Newsletter

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Project Aware Website

Project Aware State-wide Resources

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Bullying of LGBT Students in School

Collaborations Between School and Home: Mental Health Diagnoses

Culturally Responsive School Mental Health Practices

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Talking to Your Children About Violence

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Ohio State University
College of Social Work

Opioid Overdose
Family Support
Toolkit

 

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Healthy Kids Learning Community

The Healthy Kids Learning Community platform will enable participants to share their concerns and practices, related to youth and families impacted by the opioid epidemic, and to increase collaboration with child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and the court system to improve outcomes for children, parents, families, providers, and supporters.

Ohio Department of Mental Heal and Addiction Services - Your Presence is a Present icon

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has launched the innovative and critically needed prevention Be Present – a statewide multimedia campaign that educates and empowers peers, friends, classmates and siblings of at-risk youth to “step-up” and provide needed support. in Ohio addressing youth and young adult suicide.

The campaign that was created by youth, for youth, encourages young people to ‘Be Present” for others in need of mental and emotional support and focuses “upstream” on primary prevention and protective factors that can be put in place to support young people in their schools, homes and within their peer groups.

Attached is the press release and for more information please visit www.BePresentOhio.org

 

Holmes, Stark and Wayne Counties and Surrounding Areas

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Surrogate Parent
Training

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Parent Mentors
By County
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Red Treehouse

 

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Tri-County Educational Service Center
(Serving Ashland, Holmes & Wayne Counties)

Special Education

Tri-County ESC

Parent Mentor:
Addy Fletcher

tesc_afletcher@tccsa.net
330-345-6771 Ext. 263

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Holmes County Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

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Community Resource Directory for Families in Holmes County

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Holmes County
Board of Development and Disabilities

Special Olympics Ohio iconSpecial Olympics Ohio

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ABCD TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Stark County Job and Family Services

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Learn English
Canton City Schools
Adult Education Classes

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Stark County Board of Developmental Disabilities

All in the Family
Newsletter

LiveSpecial iconLiveSpecial

Providing Information to Access Support Services for Families with a Loved One with Special Needs - Locate doctors, dentists, therapists, financial planners and many other professionals that work with individuals with special needs. This site currently has information on over 1,200 providers in the Northeast Ohio area.

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Stark County Family Council Advisory
Committee

Stark County Family Council

Stark County Family Council
Featured Links for Parents

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Stark County Network of Care

Access Stark County Health icon
Access Health
Stark Website

Access Health Stark Facebook Page

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2017-2019 Stark County Help Guide

PDF of Pegasus Farm 2019 Summer Equestrain Camp and 2019 Summer Art Camp icon

Website

Pegasus Farm has a therapeutic equestrian program. This program serves children age three through adults with diverse needs. Through their unique relationship with one of their horses, students gain strength, develop motor skills, build self-confidence, and meet new friends! Pegasus also has an adult day vocation program. They employ adults with disabilities in their barns, their Country Store, and in their Wellness Garden. Brochure

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Special Olympics
Stark County

Stark Education Partnership Newsletters icon
Stark Education Partnership Newsletters

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Transportation Services for Wayne County - City of Wooster OH

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Wayne County OH Job and Family Services

Wayne County Board of Development and Disabilities icon

Wayne County Board of Development and Disabilities

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Wayne County Children's Services

Wayne County Family and Children First Council icon
Wayne County
Family and Children First Council

 

State

  Autism Society of Akron icon
Autism Society of
Akron
Center for Outreach Services
Ohio School for the Deaf Statewide Services
Ohio Benefit Bank
Ohio Benefit Bank

Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
OCALI Assessment Tools
OCALI Assessment
Tools
Family Voices of Ohio
Family Voices of Ohio Newsletter with Camp Information for Students with Disabilities
Ohio Parent Texting Service

Sign up for Ohio’s parent texting service

ODE - Having Problems With Your School or District?

Having Problems With Your School or District?

(Ohio Department of Education)

Parent Mentors by County
Parent Mentors
By County

Ohio Department of Education
Ohio Department of
Education (ODE)


Ohio Department of Education
Surrogate Parent
Training

ODE Exceptional Children
Exceptional Children
(Ohio Department of Education)

ODE - Parents
Parents

(Ohio Department of Education)

ODE Test Talk for Parents
Test Talk for Parents

(Ohio Department of Education)

Voices from the Field 2018-2019

ODE Report Cards
Report Cards
(Ohio Department of Education)
State of Ohio Website
State of Ohio
Web Site
Special Education
Special Education
(Ohio Department of Education)
Third Grade Guarantee
Third Grade Reading
Guarantee (ODE)
3rd Grade Guarantee
Parent Roadmaps to Understanding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee
3rd Grade Guarantee
Understanding the Third Grade Reading Guarantee Factsheet


A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
(Ohio Department of Education)

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Ohio Department of Education Extra Credit Blog

ExtraCredit, the official blog of the Ohio Department of Education, offers commentary and insight on a wide range of education issues from department experts and guest bloggers from throughout Ohio’s schools and support organizations

Hearing Resources
Hearing Resources
(Ohio Department of Health)

Vision Resources
Vision Resources
(Ohio Department of Health - PDF)

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports  for Families

Project Aware Ohio Logo

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports  For Families Information Brief PDF

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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) Newsletter PDF

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Ohio Coalition for the
Education of Children
with Disabilities

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State of Ohio
Agency List

State Agencies Supporting Learnings with Low Incidence Disabilities Logo
State Agencies
Supporting Learners
With Low Incidence
Disabilities

GPS Logo

Guiding People Through Systems (GPS) is an online care notebook to help families, children, teens and adults with disabilities organize important medical and school records into one convenient, online resource.

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Jon Pererson Scholarship: Information for Districts
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Autism Scholarship Program: Information for Districts

Opportunities for Ohioans
with Disabilities

Link to Communication
Disability Law

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Framework for Building Partnerships Among Schools, Families and Communities

 

National

The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education

Working Together Online Learning Series

A Parents Guide - PTA

A Parent's Guide
To Student Success
Published by the
National PTA

Family Educational Rights Privacy Act

Family Educational
Rights and Privacy Act PDF

Guide for Parents

Guides for Parents: Family and Community Engagement

I Have A Question
I HAVE A QUESTION... What Parents and Caregivers Can Ask and Do to Help Children Thrive at School PDF
National Center for Learning Disabilities
National Center for Learning Disabilities
Internet Library
Internet Library

GreatSchools.org

 

Parent Resource Hub

Parent Center Hub

Parent Hub - Age of Majority
Parent HubGetting Ready for When Your Teen Reaches the Age of Majority: A Parent's Guide

7 Ways to Help a Picky Eater with Autism
Autism Speaks:
7 Ways to Help A Picky Eater with Autism

Edutopia - George Lucas Education Foundation
Edutopia - George Lucas Foundation

Sibshop

Sibshop

Resolving Problems with Schools
Resolving Problems
with Schools
(PDF Brochure)
(Autism Society)

Link to Learning Tools

Link to Learning Tools

 

Helpful Positive Behavioral Interventions
and Supports (PBIS) Resources for Families

Below is a short list of other resources to help parents learn about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports :

Finally, samples and templates of behavior matrices and reward charts that can be helpful when implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) at home can be found at http://www.wifacets.org/sites/default/files/docs/pbis_home_documents.pdf.

National PTA and Scholastic Develop Parent Support Resource

Learning Heroes, in conjunction with The National Parent Teacher Association and Scholastic, have released "The Super 5," an interactive checklist designed to help parents foster a deeper understanding of what their child is learning at school and how to best assist them at any grade level. The checklist features nearly 20 links to resources focusing on a wide arrange of communications issues, including the best ways for parents to define what "success" is for their child in the upcoming school year; how to have a highly effective parent-teacher conversation; and, detailed information on the standardized tests in each state. The checklist also features guides for parents to identify if their child is being bullied at school, and to help them better understand the social challenges that their kids face as they grow up in a highly connected and tech-savvy world. 

The checklist and guidelines also contain links to learning tools that are aligned to the curricula of specific grades in each state. The learning tools, also developed and compiled by Learning Heroes, don't just focus on mathematics and English language arts; there are also dozens of resources focusing on state-specific assessments, college-readiness measurements, along with the development of social and critical-thinking skills.


 

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
Advice from Parents Video Series

Listen and learn from parents and siblings as they share their thoughts and perspectives on living with and caring for a family member with autism. In a series of short videos, family members describe reactions to learning about their child's autism diagnosis, strategies that work in facing daily challenges, and "best advice" for families who are new to the autism journey.

Learn about Family Resources: Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?

Advice from Parents
Challenges Can Be Overcome

Hear families share daily challenges faced by their family member with autism and words of wisdom to help overcome the hurdles.
Learn about Family Resources: Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?

Advice from Parents
Transitions Can Be Tricky: What Helps?

Listen to these family members talk about what strategies they have used to support transitions.
Learn about Family Resources: Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?

Advice from Parents
New Diagnosis. Now What?

Hear from families the emotions they experienced and what they did to cope with learning about their child's autism diagnosis.
Learn about Family Resources: Advice from Parents - New Diagnosis. Now What?

Advice from Parents
Family to Family: Advice From the Heart

Find out what advice these family members have to share regarding their journey with autism spectrum disorder.