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 OCALI officially launched two new centers recently in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC); The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness (The Outreach Center), and the Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials Center (AT&AEM). [ for more]

Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017

CONFERENCE ALMOST TO CAPACITY!  If you have registered and find that now you cannot attend this conference, please email Connie Hudson at  We will have a waiting list so that for everyone who has to cancel, we can allow the next one on the waiting list to attend!  Thanks so much!  We are so happy for this great response!

Tuesday, March 28th           9:00 - 3:00 pm         Lunch is on your own!
Crowne Plaza Columbus North, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Columbus, OH 43229

Many students with Autism and other disabilities have difficulty modulating the information that comes through their senses. These students, in either craving sensory input or avoiding it, may have poorly controlled behavior which negatively impacts school participation. This session will focus on the theory of sensory modulation and how to best support individuals who struggle managing the sensory information within the school environment.  Dr. Susan Aebker, DHS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with Montgomery County Educational Educational Service Center on the Autism/Low Incidence Coaching Team. she has worked as an OT for 23 yrs and has worked for 12 yrs with the pediatric population in particular. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational therapy and the University of Indianapolis with a Masters and Doctorate in Health Science with emphasis on Sensory Modulation issues.  CEUs for DODD and Counselors/Social Workers//Therapists are Pending! Fee will be $25. Free Contact Hours Available. All to be emailed 6-8 wks following conference. Click Read More below for a Flyer and more information!

Click here!  Registration Deadline is March 27th!  

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Posted Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. Along with our partners in the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Office of Special Education Programs has issued this guide to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce. This transition guide addresses the following topics to facilitate a seamless transition from school to post-school activities: [ for more]

Posted Friday, January 20, 2017
December 9, 2016 - The White House released a new capstone report with updates about projects launched and local progress made in response to the Administration’s Rethink Discipline efforts. Rethink Discipline was launched as part of President Barack Obama’s My Brothers’ Keeper initiative, and aims to support all students and promote a welcome and safe climate in schools. View the full report here. You may view the full press article, along with relevant resources, on the White House Press Office website.  [ for more]

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2017
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