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DODD & SUTQ CEUs Now Approved!! "10 Things You Should Know About Kids" (Challenging Behaviors) by Jim Harris, MSW, ED.S. - OCECD Regional Conference May 3rd in Gallia County
Get ready to laugh and learn as Jim brings some of the most important developmental principles alive with his down to earth presentation style. Jim will focus on some of the most common misconceptions people have about children and talk about how they affect our ability to intervene effectively. He will pay specific attention to the core developmental needs of children and how they relate to challenging behavior. Jim will also explore how to strategically approach challenging behavior with children from an instructional perspective.  Read about Jim Harris's background by clicking on Read More below!

First Church of the Nazarene Family Life Center                 No Registration Fee!
1110 First Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio

May 3rd      9:00 - 3:30 pm          Registration 8:30 am      Lunch will be on your own!

Contact Hours will be at no charge but there will be a $25 charge for the Dept of DD and/or the Step Up To Quality CEU.   DODD and SUTQ ARE NOW APPROVED!  Pay at the door by cash or check.  No POs please. All certificates will be emailed out after completion of the conference within 6-8 weeks.
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OCECD's Updated It's My Turn Board Game for Sale - $27.95
 We just got in a new order of It's My Turn Transition Games with updated cards!! 

IT'S MY TURN is a game about changing from student to adult learner, worker, and citizen. It was developed by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with disabilities to increase the knowledge about the process of ending a career as a student and beginning a career as an adult learner, worker and citizen. Students ages 14 through 21 who are in a secondary educational setting will benefit from this game.  More information is attached at read more. To order, simply fill out the fill-in order form in the link below, send $27.95 and a game will be mailed to you so you can start having fun!  It's My Turn Board Game 2016
Use This Link (Amazon Smile) When You Order from and Help OCECD Assist Children with Disabilities
When you order from use this link instead of the usual link and help Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities assist students with disabilities across Ohio. It's easy, just copy and paste this "Amazon Smile" link below in your Favorites list and use it everytime you order!  It doesn't cost you anything to use it!  OCECD receives a refund from Amazon when this link is used!  We thank You!!     
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, 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. 
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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 844-382-5452 or email   Click Here to view our Privacy Policy relating to our website.
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