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Volume 1, Issue 3, April - June 2016 Newsletter on Autism/Sensory
Review this quarter's newsletter for the educational definition of Autism, Autism Scholarship, Federal Autism Advisory Panel is looking for public feedback on Autism, Sensory ideas for home, school and community and OCECD's Autism Awareness training for parents or professionals.  Click on this link for the entire newsletter!  Volume 1, Issue 3, April-June, 2016 Newsletter on Autism/Sensory  
Cook with Your Kids This Summer - Campfire Banana Boats Recipe
Create some summer fun by cooking with your kids. This recipe is easy to make and eat Campfire Banana Boats. We've include some language tips to help you encourage speech while creating Yum! Click on this link for this recipe and other pertinent information from Parenting Special Needs Magazine.{"page":46,"issue_id":302221  
Spread the Word: Kids Eat Free This Summer!
This summer, the Ohio Department of Education is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program, providing children with free, healthy meals.  It's easy to participate and no sign up is required. Simply call 1-866-3-HUNGRY or visit for meal times and locations.  The Summer Food Service Program ensures children ages 18 and under continue to receive nutritious meals during the summer break from school, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. Children with disabilities and approved individualized education programs may participate through age 21. 
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. 
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 844-382-5452 or email   Click Here to view our Privacy Policy relating to our website.
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