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October is Learning Disabilities and ADHD Awareness Month!
This month, join the Office of Special Education Programs in celebrating individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). We are excited to feature blog posts, tweets, and some informative resources.  Stay tuned to the OSERS Twitter account for updates on our celebration activities throughout the week, and to connect with our contributing partners!  Throughout October, our OSERS Blog will feature incredible stories from individuals who are living with, and are working on behalf of those living with learning disabilities and ADHD. Sneak peek: Dr. Laura Schifter, is a mother, teacher, advocate, and successful learner, who was diagnosed with Dyslexia at the age of 7. Find her story and many more on the OSERS Blog this month!    
October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month!
OSEP Celebrates Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October!
This month, the Office of Special Education Programs is partnering with several groups to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month  Partners include:
• U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
• U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration on Intellectual and Developmental     Disabilities (AIDD)
• Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
• National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC)
• National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
Check out the AUCD event page for more details, and read the first blog posts: 
Download One Page Tip Sheets on IEP, ESY, Evaluation, Transition, Communication and More
 Click on "Read More" to be able to Read and Download One Page Informational Sheets on Individual Education Program, Extended School Year, Progress Reports, Evaluation/Evaluation Team Report, Independent Educational Evaluation, School Work, Informed Parental Consent, Postsecondary Transition, Related Services, and Communication. 
OCECD Publications to Download Free
OCECD's informational publications are free.  Click on "Read More" to download them in English or Spanish.  The publication list, fact sheet and training descriptions can also be downloaded.  If you need information on other topics call OCECD's Executive Office at 844-382-5452. 
Welcome to our New Website
We are very excited about rolling out our completely redesigned website. Parents and professionals will find information more easily with the intuitive navigation. This site has new sections to the left titled For Parents, Newsletters, Multicultural, Preschool, Reading Mentoring, Disability Definitions, Public Policy and Policy Letters. We hope these are helpful. If you have any suggestions, please contact Lee Ann Derugen, Webmaster at  If you are a parent needing assistance, please call 740-382-5452 or email   Click Here to view our Website Privacy Policy Website Privacy Policy   Click Here to view our Website Accessibility Statement 
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