Multicultural Special Education, Health and Resource Fair
Saturday, September 20, 2014
This fair will be held from 10:00-3:00 at Downtown High School at 364 S 4th Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. Door Prizes, Games, Crafts, Face Painting, Live Entertainment, Food, Speakers. Contact Chantelle Blackburn at (800)374-2806 ext. 22 for more information. Sponsored by OCECD, Columbus City Schools and their Parent Mentor Program and Molina Healthcare. Come join us and have fun!
Vendor Space available. Suggested arrival time to set up booth: 9:00-9:45 am
We will provide you with one 8x2 table and 2 chairs.
Register Now - Transition Conference - Oct 7th
"Who Cares About Kelsey?" is coming back to Ohio!! OCECD and State Support Teams 4 & 5 are cosponsoring "Who Cares
“How to Achieve Positive Outcomes Using PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) at Your School”
October 7, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Quail Hollow Resort ( Ballroom)
11080 Concord-Hambden Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077 (Lake County)
Click Here for Conference Flyer
Click Here to Register by September 26th
Parents and professionals are invited to attend this event that will help
participants reconsider the “problem kids” in their own high schools and spark new conversations about an education revolution that’s about empowering– not overpowering –our most emotionally and behaviorally challenged youth.
Kelsey Carroll has one goal – to graduate from high school – and plenty of reasons why she shouldn't. She attends a school with one of the highest dropout rates in New Hampshire and has dealt with homelessness, abuse, and ADHD. As a freshman, she didn't earn a single academic credit, but she did get suspended for dealing drugs. 'Who Cares About Kelsey?' is the story of Kelsey's transformation from a defiant and disruptive “problem student” to a motivated and self-confident young woman.
Certificates with contact hours will be available as well as
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Continuing Professional Development Units - 4 hours approved
and Step Up To Quality Units 5 hours approved and will be available. Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Units are pending approval.
There is a $10 conference fee.
OCECD's 12th Annual Partnering for Progress Conference - November 6, 2014
“You Can’t Fight the Frontal Lobe!... What ALL Adult Brains Should Know About All Children Brains”
Jo Mascorro, M. Ed.
Register here http://www.cvent.com/d/94qvcc/4W
Jo Mascorro, M. Ed., author of “Don’t Look Now, Your Behavior is Showing!” is an outstanding national speaker with 30 years of experience in education. She provides training in behavior intervention, communication strategies, and programming for students with disabilities.
She will be presenting: “You Can’t Fight the Frontal Lobe!... What ALL Adult Brains Should Know About All Children Brains” About anticipation, expectations, individual brain, ownership and accountability.
November 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Crowne Plaza North Columbus
Ohio Department Of Developmental Disabilities, Step Up To Quality and
Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Units– pending approval
OCECD Updated Analysis of Ohio’s Special Education Weighted Funding Formula May 2014
This Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) 2014 special education funding and policy analysis is the third update to our original
2001 report, Special Education Finance in Ohio: Analysis and Recommendations. This initial report served as the basis for Ohio’s current six-weight, cost-based, special education funding system, which provides educational services for Ohio’s nearly 220,000 students with disabilities. It’s a system that continues to garner solid support from state policy makers and education stakeholders, including OCECD. Click Here for the report
OCECD Resources Now Available to Download Here
Outreach Brochure 1-2012
Fill in Publication Order Form 3-2014
Training Descriptions 3-2014
Training Descriptions Spanish 3-2014
Building Communication Thru Letter Writing 11-2012
Building Communication Thru Letter Writing Spanish 10-2011
Parents' Rights in the Special Education Process 8-2014
Understanding Special Education Process Spanish
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