Category: Events

Special Olympics Track and Field Day

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The Shelby County Special Olympics Committee is in the planning stages for the local Special Olympics Track and Field Day.  It will be held on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 P.M. inside the Sidney Middle School. Participants must be at least eight years of age to participate in the events of: running races, bowling, kickball,… Read more »

Leading the Way – Future Leaders of Shelby County

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The Sidney Police Department, Ross Historical Society, Steve Baker from News Center 7, and Tom Martin from Sidney Body CARSTAR are collaborating with the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities to provide a leadership training course – Part 2.  Join us to discover exceptional life lessons taught by these community leaders who have wisdom on… Read more »

Ohio Adult Sibling Conference

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The mission of Ohio SIBS to be recognized as the unified voice and partner for Ohio adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Ohio SIBS will provide advocacy, education, leadership and supports that will promote enhanced quality of life, improved public policy and increased services and supports for adult siblings (of people… Read more »

A Community Conversation

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Join us for an informative and interactive discussion on the drug crisis in our community. Hear from community leaders, government agencies, law enforcement and healthcare experts on the alarming impact drug abuse is having in our communities and how we are working together to address this challenging issue. Join the conversation! This event is free… Read more »

Benefits and Employment in 2017 Workshop

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This workshop provides the core information needed to assist a beneficiary in financial planning and benefit management.  Mike is a professional trainer with 25 years experience in presenting and teaching, focusing on disability benefit programs and employment.  He has presented over 2,700 workshops since 1993.  He is among a few professionals who know and are… Read more »

Free Training – Parent’s Rights in the Special Education Process

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Parent’s Rights in the Special Education Process – Participants of the training will gain a functional knowledge of parent’s rights under IDEA 2004. The six components of FAPE will be discussed and explained. Timelines under IDEA, as well as, the evaluation, referral and testing process will be covered. Participants also will learn the basic facts… Read more »

Self-Advocacy Inservice Invitation

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Please join us for an exciting journey into self-advocacy.  Everyone will have an opportunity to: -Meet self-advocates from seven counties -Hear great motivational speakers -Enjoy lunch with new friends -Learn how self-advocacy is working in our communities Advocacy is supporting, encouraging, backing, and being active.  We look forward to hearing your story! For more information… Read more »

School to Adult Life Transition Series

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Date: Fri, 06/09/2017 – Wed, 06/14/2017 Speakers from APSI (Advocacy and Protective Services, Inc.) will be here to explain guardianships and how to navigate the process of becoming a guardian.  APSI representatives have many years of experience working with the guardianship process and will provide an overview of what it means to be a guardian, how to… Read more »

WEBINAR: The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

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Date: Tue, 04/18/2017 THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 3:00 – 4:30PM ET The LEAD Center, in collaboration with the ABLE National Resource Center, will be holding a webinar focused on how individuals with disabilities, and their families, can use ABLE accounts to increase their financial stability and produce more positive employment outcomes. The webinar will take place… Read more »