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The 3rd Annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Blind/Visually Impaired
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: St. Stephen Lutheran Church, 7800 Erie Street, Sylvania, OH 43560
NWO Parents of Blind/Visually Impaired are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Beeping Easter Hunt. Blind and visually-impaired children, along with their sighted siblings, may participate in this fun and free event.  Click on Read More for additional information!  April 8th Flyer!
To register your child & family, please RSVP by April 6th for event planning purposes. (A parent or guardian must be present at all times.) You can also find us on Facebook under: Toledo & NWO Parents of Blind/Visually Impaired
Contact Michelle Ballard to register for this event. Call/Text: (419) 787-5752.
It's My Turn Student Transition Training Video by Lima Fox News and IMT Game to Order
Click to see a video about OCECD's It's My Turn Student Transition Training from Lima Fox News reporter.  You will also hear from a student who went through the training and Sandy Brickner, OCECD IMT Trainer.  Also pictures from an IMT training are above in the revolving screen.  If you'd like to order the It's My Turn (monopoly type) game to use with your transition age students for $27.95, click here for the order form.  /uploads/0070A15E-AF6D-4D46-909C-064C531689BF/IMT Board Game Order Form 20163.pdf
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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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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