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 »

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Accepting Applications For Research Grant

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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council is seeking applicants for its Data and Policy Research Grant for the 2018 calendar year. The grant amount is $50,000 of federal funds and applications are due by Friday, October 6, 2017. The Council has developed 13 research topics that applicants can choose from when applying for the grant. Applications… Read more »

State Wide Help Me Grow Intake and Referral System

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Families and Professionals seeking general information or wish to make a referral to either Help Me Grow Home Visiting or to the Shelby County Early Intervention Program may use one of the following options: Secure Web-Based Referral Form         Help Me Grow Referral Form Toll-Free Help Me Grow Referral Line      … Read more »

STABLE Account Receives National Recognition

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In July, STABLE Account was honored to receive the “Champions of Equal Opportunities Award” from the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD). The NACDD recognized STABLE Account for its “outstanding leadership and dedication to policy that supports opportunities for people with developmental disabilities.” The national honor was presented at NACDD’s annual conference where… Read more »

Direct Line: A new tool to share information about changes to Ohio’s DD system

Our system, both here in Ohio and nationally, is experiencing change. The expectations of and for individuals with developmental disabilities rightfully is increasing, and individuals want to more fully participate in their communities. Also, outside forces are causing us to look at how services are offered, including new federal regulations from the Centers for Medicare… 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 »

LEND Community Integration Project

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The Ohio State University Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program at the Nisonger Center is participating in a project regarding how community integration is defined and applied in Ohio. The perspective of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities was sought as part of the project. The Champaign and Shelby County Boards of DD were selected… Read more »