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Trauma-Informed Care: Foundations to Supports - Free OCECD Regional Conference - Wood County - April 13th
Free Conference                  April 13th                 9:00 - 3:00 PM                 Registration 8:30   
Lunch is on Your Own      See Flyer!!      Click "Read More" for Additional Information
Co-sponsored by Owens Community College, Dept of Teacher Education and Human Services
Held at Owens Community College - Toledo Campus,  30335 Oregon Rd, Perrysburg, OH  
Click Here to Register:        
  Darlene Mack, Professional School Counselor, Findlay City Schools  
  Kelly Glick, Ed.D.; Assistant Principal, Findlay City Schools  
CEUs FEE IS $25  
For those requesting CEUs an email with a link to pay by credit card will be sent once both CEUS are approved.   Cash, checks or purchase orders will not be accepted.  

CEU APPROVED:   Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapists
CEU PENDING APPROVAL:   Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities        
FREE Contact Hours will be available.
Set Your Bookmarks to the new IDEA site
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) will automatically redirect users from the Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004 website to the new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website starting April 30, 2018. OSERS launched the new IDEA website in June 2017 in order to provide updated department information regarding IDEA to the public including students, parents/families, educators, service providers, grantees, researchers and advocates.  Stay tuned for video tutorials highlighting features of the new site in the coming months. In the meantime, visit the OSERS Blog if you have feedback regarding the new IDEA website and leave a comment.      
Shop at Smile Amazon and Amazon donates to Ohio Coalition For The Education Of Children With Disabilities
It's easy, just click on the link below, order today then copy and paste this "Smile Amazon" link in your Favorites list and use it everytime you order all year long!  It doesn't cost you anything to use it!  OCECD receives a refund from Amazon when this link is used! We thank you for supporting the children with disabilities in Ohio!!  
If You Shop Kroger, Use Their Community Rewards Program and Help OCECD Serve Kids!
To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Register online at
Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy if you have one and register your card with our organization after you sign in.  OCECD number is 83788 in the Kroger Rewards Program. Click on "Read More" for instructions.
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 740-382-5452 or 844-382-5452. 
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. 
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