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The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion starts today! Amazon is tripling the donation amount  from .5% to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 - 31. This is a great opportunity to increase Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children With Disabilities’ AmazonSmile donations.  3x your impact! Go to and order any purchases today!!  Then copy and paste this "Smile Amazon" link in your Favorites list and use it everytime you order all year long at the .5% rate!  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!


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Posted Monday, March 12, 2018

All states making application for funds under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) are required to publicize their application packet for those federal funds. These funds support provision of special education services to children ages 3 to 21 in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children has developed their draft application packet for this fiscal year and by this notice is making the application available for review on the Department’s website here.

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Posted Monday, March 12, 2018

Celebrating 75 Years of School Psychology in Ohio: Past, Present, and Future, will be held April 18-20 at the Columbus/Polaris Hilton Hotel and features NASP President John Kelly, Ph.D. and William Pfohl, Psy.D. April 19 presentations focus on Integrating Social and Emotional Learning Within Multi-tiered Systems of Support; and April 20 focuses on Recognizing and Helping Students who have Experienced Crisis and Trauma. Early registration prices are good through March 19. Please peruse the website or conference brochure and contact the OSPA Office if you have any questions.

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Posted Monday, March 12, 2018
The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) and the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center are Offering - Intervener Basics: An Introduction to Intervener Services. 

This is a one-day, free training using the Open Hands Open Access (OHOA) Intervener Modules created by the National Center on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB). It will include excerpts from several modules with discussions and hand-on learning experiences.   

For:  Parents, educators, paraprofessionals, OT, PT, SLP

Date:  April 18, 2018     Time:  10:00-3:00 p.m.

Location:  Ohio School for the Deaf, 500 Morse Rd. Columbus, OH 43214

Registration Deadline:  April 9, 2018

Contact Kathy Richards ( to register.  

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Posted Monday, March 12, 2018

Evidence Based Practice - What Is It and Does Your Child's BCBA Use It?

We invite you to find out! 

If you’d like to participate in Ball State University's survey: Parent Perspectives on the use of Evidence Based Practice by Behavior Analysts, see the following list to see if you might qualify:
- You must be over the age of 18 years old.

-  You must be the parent or legal guardian of a child who has a diagnosis of either autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Hearing Loss, Cerebral Palsy (CP), or Intellectual Disability (ID) and that child has utilized the services of a BCBA. 

If you are interested and qualify, please find the attached link to the survey, below.

If you should have any questions or concerns, you can contact:

Dr. Susan Wilczynski

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Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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.      [ for more]

Posted Tuesday, February 13, 2018
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