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OCECD Publications


  • Following is a list of OCECD training publications. Participants in all trainings receive the publications at no cost. Parents can order a training publication for $.50 by clicking on this publication form link, Download a Publication Order From, completing by filling in on line, printing and mailing, faxing (740-383-6421) or by contacting OCECD at (800) 374-2806. Professionals are charged the prices listed.
  • Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Transition is being revised April 2014 and is not available at this time.
Title of Publication Professional
Building Communication Through Letter Writing - Spanish and English Version Available
Aids in keeping communication open and focused between families and schools. Helps in becoming more comfortable with letter writing including letter structure and appropriate content. Provides sample letters. For use with all ages.
(English Revised October 2011)
(Spanish Revised October 2011)
$12.95 $0.50
Building Parent/Professional Partnership Through Communication - Spanish and English Version Available For use with children of all ages.
(English Revised April, 2013) (Spanish Revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Behavior Focused IEPs - Spanish and English Version Available
How parents can help the IEP team. For use with children ages 3-22. (English Revised October 2011)
(Spanish Revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Follow The Yellow Brick Road to Transition - Spanish and English Version Available Early Intervention to Kindergarten.


Parents' Rights in the Special Education Process - Spanish and English Version Available
Reviews parents' participation in working with an IEP team member. Provides step-by-step instructions to help parents through the special education process. For use with children ages 3-22.(English Revised
August 2014 ) (Spanish Revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Post Secondary Transition - Building the Future -
An easy-to-understand guide to assist with writing transition plans. For use with children age 14-22.
(English Written 2012) (Spanish Written 2013)
$10.00 $0.50
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)- Spanish and English Version Available
For use with children of all ages.
(English new September 2011) (Spanish revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Understanding the Evaluation Process Under IDEA 2004 - Spanish and English Version Available
A training for parents that will take a step-by-step approach through the evaluation process.
(English Revised October 2011)
(Spanish Revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
What is an IEP? - Spanish Version and English Available An introduction into the IEP process. For use with children age 3-22.(English Revised October 2011) (Spanish Revised October 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
A Guide for Parents and Educators of Deaf or Hearing Impaired Children
For use with children of all ages. (New August 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Meeting Your Child's Special Dietary Needs at School For use with children of all ages.
(New November 2011)
$10.00 $0.50
Positive Behavioral Interventions and IDEA 2004: Opportunities for Parenting and Teaching For use with children of all ages.
(New February 2013) (Spanish written July, 2013)
$10.00 $0.50
Taking the Sting Out of Behavior - English Only At This Time  For use with children ages 3-12.  Various types of behavior, techniques and methods for working with these behaviors.  (Revised April 2012)
$10.00 $0.50

To Order Publications

Past FORUM Newsletter Issues

    The FORUM discontinued with the April 2014 issue because resources are now listed on our website at www.ocecd.org or our facebook page.

    0103 FORUM Jan/Feb/March 2014

    Winter Weather Checklist Provides Planning Guide for People with Disabilities, Health Challenges
    Lista de Chequeo para el Invierno Proporciona una guía de Planificación para las Personas con Discapacidad y con Problemas de Salud

    ¡Exito!  Una Familia y la Escuela trabajan juntos para mejorar la la situación de un estudiante

    Adaptive Sports for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (ASPO)
    Deportes Adaptados Para Individuos con Discapacidades Físicas (ASPO siglas en ingles)

    New iPad App Teaches Reading and Spelling
    Nueva Aplicación de iPad (iPad App) Enseña a leer y a Deletrear

    Conferences Announced
    April 9th, 2014 Statewide Preschool Conference and April 10th, 2014 1st Statewide Multicultural Conference

    Anunciando Proximas Conferencias
    9 de Abril, 2014 La Conferencia Estatal de Educación Preescolar Estatal y 10 de Abril, 2014
    La Primera Conferencia Multicultural a Nivel Eestatal

    1012 FORUM Oct/Nov/Dec 2013

    This October/November/December issue covers these topics in English and Spanish:
    What is Child Find? ¿Qué es la Identificación de Niños? (Child Find en ingles)

    November National Epilepsy Awareness Month, The Epilepsy Foundation is Introducing the "Now I Know" Video Campaign Noviembre es Mes Nacional de la Concientización sobre la Epilepsia La Fundación de Epilepsia está introduciendo una Campaña de Vídeo llamado "Ahora Lo Sé"

    Website providing new articles in multiple reading levels

    Special Needs siblings have special needs too! What Siblings want you to know. ¡Hermanos de niños con necesidades especiales tienen necesidades especiales también! Lo que los hermanos quieren saber.

    From the book “Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Other Special Needs”by Foster Cline, M.D and Lisa C. Greene available online and bookstores. Dr. Cline is a well-known child psychiatrist, author, and co-founder of the popular Love and Logic parenting program. Lisa is the mother of two children with cystic fibrosis and a certified parent coach. For free audio, articles and other resources, visit http://www.ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues.com

    Del libro “Parenting Children with Health Issues: Essential Tools, Tips and Tactics for Raising Kids with Chronic Illness, Medical Conditions and Other Special Needs” por Foster W. Cline, MD y Lisa C. Greene disponible en línea y las librerías. El Dr. Cline es un psiquiatra infantil conocido, autor y co-fundador del popular programa de crianza de los hijos Amor y LógicaÒ. Lisa es madre de dos niños con fibrosis quística y entrenadora de padres certificada. Para audio gratis, artículos y otros recursos, visit http://www.ParentingChildrenWithHealthIssues.com

    0709 FORUM July/Aug/Sept 2013

  • This July/August/September issue covers these topics and more in English and Spanish:

    When Your Neighbor Has a Child with A Disability, Cuando Su Vecino Tiene un Niño con una Discapacidad; Great Back to School Book- “We’re All Different But We’re All Kitty Cats First Day of School”
    September is Chiari Awareness Month; Cincinnati Area Woman with Down Syndrome Creates Successful Business “allie art”; Central Ohio Student is Following His Passion by Creating Jewelry/Art;
    SAVE THE DATE NOVEMBER 19, 2013 – 11TH Annual Partnering for Progress Conference: How to Achieve Positive Outcomes with PBIS at your School featuring "Who Cares About Kelsey" Film. See www.ocecd.org soon for registration.  

0406 FORUM April/May/June 2013

State Budget Update
Actualización del Presupuesto del Estado

Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG) Information: Project MORE Update – ODE’s list of Research-Based Instruction programs does not include Project MORE

Información Third Grade Reading Guarantee (Leyendo a Nivel de Tercer Grado Garantizado) (TGRG): Actualización del Proyecto MORE  – La lista de ODE para programas de Instrucción Basados en la Evidencia no incluye al Proyecto MORE

Ability vs. Disability
Habilidad vs. Disabilidad

Announcing Bookshare
Anunciando Bookshare

Win for Disabled Students
(Did not translate this article into Spanish)

NOVEMBER 19, 2013 – 11TH Annual Partnering for Progress: "Who Cares About Kelsey" Conference at the Crowne Plaza North Columbus.

0103 FORUM January/February/March 2013

What Families Can Do When a Child May Have a Mental Illness

Lo Que las Familias Deben de Hacer Cuando un Niño Sufre una Condición Mental

W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
Working Animals Giving Service For Kids

Federal Resource on Restraint and Seclusion
Recurso Federal en Restricción y Reclusión

Feature Books:

The Gentle Giant and the Beauty Queen and their City of Steubenville, Ohio

Cómo hacer hablar al niño con síndrome de Down y mejorar su lenguaje. Un programa de intervención psico-lingüística.

1210 FORUM October/November/December 2012

Simple Interventions that Help Parents Educate Children
with Autism

Intervenciones Simples que Ayudan a Padres a Educar a Niños con Autismo

How Should Students With Learning Disabilities Be Identified?
¿Cómo Se Debería de Identificar a Estudiantes con Discapacidades de Aprendizaje?

$24 Million in Grants Awarded to 22 States to Improve Training Systems to Help Children with Disabilities
Se Han Otorgado $24 Millones en Subsidios/Becas a 22 Estados para Mejorar Los Sistemas de Instrucción y Ayudar a Niños con Discapacidades

Helping Parents of Children with Special Needs
Ayudando a Padres de Niños con Necesidades Especiales

1207 FORUM July/August/September 2012

Five Things Not to Say to a Special Needs Parent

Cinco Cosas que no se deben de decir a un Padre con Necesidades Especiales

Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities, Top 10 facts parents, educators and students need to know:

El Acoso y la Intimidación de Estudiantes con Discapacidades, 10 hechos principales que padres, educadores y estudiantes deben saber:

Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

¿Tiene Mi Niño(a) Dislexia?

Dyslexia Family Support Group in Ohio

Grupo de Apoyo Local para Padres en Ohio

Featured Books

Reflections of Erin, the Importance of Belonging, Relationships, and Learning with Each Other

Cuando Ivonne y Alfredo tuvieron su bebé, nunca se imaginaron la vida tan intensa que estaban a punto de vivir.

 New Book Shares Ohio Family’s Powerful Story

I Believe In You, by Michele Gianetti, R.N.

Project MORE Going Strong

    Bullying in Schools - EL ACOSO (BULLYING) EN LAS ESCUELAS Colleges Step Up to Meet Dyslexia Challenge - Colegios Se Esfuerzan para Satisfacer los Desafíos de Dislexia
  • PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center™ (The Minnesota Parent Training and Information Center) - PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center™ (El centro del entrenamiento y de información del padre de Minnesota) November is American Diabetes Month    -   (No Spanish Version)
1107 FORUM - July/August/September 2011

Success!  Family and School Work Together to Turn Student’s Life Around
¡Exito!  Una Familia y la Escuela trabajan juntos para mejorar la la situación de un estudiante

October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Octubre es el Mes Nacional de la Prevención del Acoso Escolar y/o Intimidación (Bullying en inglés)

Parents Can Promote Inclusion at Family Gatherings This Summer
Los Padres Pueden Promover Inclusión en los Eventos Familiares Este Verano


The Reading Glitch: How the Culture Wars Have Hijacked Reading Instruction -- And What We Can Do About It
By: Lee Sherman and Betsy Ramsey


Application for Borrower’s Account to OCECD State Parent Library

SAVE THE DATE – Upcoming Presentations by Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
To Register, go to www.ocecd.org

FUN Biannual Newsletter - for families of children 0-9 yrs of age

1104 FORUM - April/May/June 2011

Governor Kasich’s state budget 2012-2013 bill update-
Una actualización del resupuesto del proyecto de ley;

Response to intervention (RTI)-
Respondiendo a la intervención/instrucción (rti siglas en inglés);

Multicultural support provided by OCECD-
Apoyo multicultural proporcionado por OCECD;

1101 FORUM - January/February/March 2011

Special Education: Back to the Basics
Educación Especial: Regresando A Lo Básico

1010 FORUM - October/November/December 2010

Keeping Students Safe by Usingositive Behavior Supports to Prevent Restraint and Seclusion in Schools. Manteniendo a los Estudiantes Seguros Mediante el Uso De Apoyos Positivos de Comportamiento para Prevenir Restricción y Aislamiento en las Escuelas.  YALE STUDY SHOWS WHY SOME BRIGHT STUDENTS FAIL. UNA INVESTIGACIÓN DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE YALE DEMUESTRA PORQUE ALGUNOS ESTUDIANTES BRILLANTES FRACASAN. Young Soloists 2011 – Call For Entries Deadline: December 1, 2010. Jóvenes Solistas 2011 – Llama Para la Participación: Fecha Límite: El 1 de diciembre de 2010.

1007 FORUM - July/August/September 2010
Make Each Person Feel Important; Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents; Why Should I Have My Child Screened?; From Frustration, To Anger, To Action – Special Education Déjà Vu; P.L.A.N.E.O., Latin Parents Associated for the Special Education Children in Ohio; Project Put $1 Million Books On Line for Blind, Dyslexic; Save the Date- The 8th Annual Partnering for Progress Conference, Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at the Crowne Plaza North Hotel in Columbus, Ohio.

1004 FORUM - April/May/June 2010
Ohio Core and Special Education Students, Strickland Appoints Lissner to Statewide Panel, Music Therapy: Teachers Strike An Emotional Chord with Disabled Students by Chicago Tribune Reporter, Eagle Scout Project to Put Smiles on Faces of Children with Disabilities, Reflections on Erin by Barbara McKenzie, Services & Inclusion Handbook Available On Line

1001 FORUM - January/February/March 2010
DOE Case Receives Partial Settlement, County Boards of MRDD Are Changing Their Names,Alexa E. Posny, Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, January is National Mentoring Month.
  • 0910 FORUM - October/December 2009
    Reach Out with OCECD's New Greeting Cards, OCECD Announces State Parent Library Services Available Free, Medicaid Waiver Programs in Ohio, Closed Classroom Approach to Special Education, Feature Book: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Children, IEP Implementation Requires Good Follow-Through, Opinion May Prompt Schools to Identify More Students.
  • 0907 FORUM - July/September 2009
    Help OCECD - Enroll in Kroger Community Rewards Program, No Such Thing As A Speech Only IEP, Stimulus Cash Ensuring Child Care, Vaccinations, Ohio's Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness Initiative, Feature Book: Twelve Effective Ways to Help Your ADD/ADHD Child: Drug-Free Alternatives for Attention-Deficit Disorders/ An Autistic Student's Journey To College.
  • 0904 FORUM - April/June 2009
    Special Needs in the Lecture Hall, Parent Rights Are Included in Changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Regulations, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act: Meeting Your Linguistic Obligation, IEP Facilitation: A Promising Approach to Resolving Conflicts Between Families and Schools, Update About Ohio.s Budget Bill, Sub. HB 1.
  • 0901 FORUM - January/March 2009
    Building Self-Esteem Contributes to Your Child's Security, Changing Times; Changing FORUM, Ohio State School for the Blind Marching Band needs your help, REFERENCE POINTS: Resources on the New ADA Amendment Act, Ohio Could Receive $1.4 Billion In Federal Medicaid Match Funds, Accommodations For Statewide Testing, Stressed Out Teens: De-stress and Find Success, Teams Aid Families in Ohio, Thank you goes out to Lorain County Domestic Relations Court.
  • 0811 FORUM - November/December 2008
    Governor Strickland's Roadmap For Academic Reform, Blind School Marchers Headed For Rose Parade, States Makes Progress On Children's Mental Health Services, ADA Amendment Act Better Defines Disability
  • 0808 FORUM - August/October 2008
    YLF Promotes Leadership, Self-Advocacy, Priming Prepares Pupils Prior To Participating, The Parent Mentor Equation: (Parents + Educators) X (Involve + Communicate) = Success 4 Children, Delisle Appointed State Superintendent, Bequeathed Gifts Will Help Children
  • 0805 FORUM - May/July 2008
    ADAPT Rankes States On Community Services, Special Ed Vouchers Proposed Again, Fellowship Announced, Activities For Families 'On The Go', OLRS Sues To Protect Autism Services, Medicaid Buy-In May Reduce Premiums, Grants Available For Child Health Expenses, Department Develops Budget Recommendations
  • 0803 FORUM - March/April 2008
    Youth With Disabilities May Fall Through Cracks In Foster Care System; Ohio Kids On Medicaid Have Trouble Finding Dentists; Changes In IDEA 2004 Regulations; Students Learn 'It's My Turn'; News Bits; 'No Child Left Behind' Has Positive Impact; State Board Approves Some Special Ed "Operating Standards"; Summer Enrichment Suggestions; Summertime: When Young Minds Turn To Mush; Two Facts Of Life: Taxes & Financial Planning
  • 0801 FORUM - January/February 2008
    Bush Vetoes Child Health Insurance Bill; Report Criticizes Ohio Juvenile Corrections System; Infants, Toddlers Benefit From Early Occupational Therapy; Parents Denied Reimbursement For Evaluation; Parents File Suit Against Abusive Teacher; One Parent Mentor's "Sunny" Experience; Teachers Reach Out To Parents
  • 0707 FORUM - July/August 2007
    Wages, Assessments, Transition Resources Available; Visual Impariments Conference In September; 'Parents Don't Need Lawyer' Supreme Court Decides; New State Budget Contains Numerous Special Ed Items; Ohio Falls Short On IDEA Targets; Don't Miss 5th Annual 'Partnering' Conference
  • 0704 FORUM - April/June 2007
    Measuring Achievement: What Families Need To Know About Modified Academic Achievement Standards; You Are Your Child's Best Advocate; Autism Conference Slated; 'Response To Intervention' Resource Available; Report Addresses Latinos' Barriers To Employment; Post Secondary Options For Students With Disabilities; Ada Online Course.
  • 0701 FORUM - January/March 2007
    Articles: Coalition prepares Policy, Funding Agenda; Tool Kit Helps Parents Work With Schools; You Can Bank on It; Wealth of Information found on Web Sites; e-Learning Opportunities; OCECD Slates Free Trainings.
  • 0610 FORUM - September/October 2006
    Articles: IDEA Federal Regulations Become Effective; Let Your Fingers Do the Walking...; Learning Disability Fast Facts; Parent Involvement Increases Student Achievement; 'Blueprint' Outlines Change for Mental Health; 'Pre-K and Latinos' Report Published; Long-Standing Lawsuit Settled
  • 0605 FORUM - May/June 2006
    Mentoring Leads to Reading Success; Check Out ocecd.org; Teen Organizes Benefit Concert to Celebrate Music, Humanity; Study Examines Accessibility; Register Now for OCECD conference
  • 0603 FORUM - March/April 2006
    Extended School Year Services Help Prevent Regression, Justice Department Sues New York Over Voting Rights, Web Site Assists With Transition, Down Syndrome Conference Slated, Four Federal Laws Address Assistive Technology, 4th Annual Partnering for Progress: Improving Results for ALL Children Conference. Keywords: Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, The Technology-Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act
  • 0601 FORUM - January/February 2006
    'Right To Vote' Includes All Americans; Supreme Court Hears Burden Of Proof Case; CAFS Program Funds Dry Up; Who Pays For Services Now?
  • 0506 FORUM - July/August 2005
    Articles: FY 2006-07 Special Education Funding: Stability in a Difficult State Budget; Top 10 Employers Rated; CAFS Education Funding Eliminated But Services Still Required - Now What?; Census Bureau Compiles Interesting Statistics; What Teens Think of Their Parents
  • 0504FORUM - April/June 2005
    Articles: Ohio House Budget Restores Funding for Children with Medical Handicaps; Flexibility, Alternatives Needed for Students with Disabilities; IDEA Reauthorization Changes IEP Provisions; Supreme Court to Hear Burden of Proof Case; Middle School Challenges; Resource Available in Spanish & English; Letter to the Editor
  • 0501 FORUM - January/March 2005
    Articles: Highlights of New IDEA Improvement Act of 2004; Court Agrees to Hear Burden of Proof Cases; Law Requires Eye Exams for IEP Students; Reading Levels Rise Thanks to Reading Mentoring Program; Q & A on Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System
  • 0411 FORUM - November/December 2004
    Article: Students with Disabilities Over-Represented in Juvenile Justice System; Does Disability = Delinquency? Incarceration, intervention, prevention, contributing factors, correctional system, barrier.
  • 0409 FORUM - September/October 2004
    Articles: IDEA Reauthorization Possible by Year-End; Autism Increasing, OCALI Provides Services; The Case Against "Special Needs"; Better Mental Health Services Needed; Web Site Supports "Our Kids"; Michelangelo: Autistic Genius?; Program Helps College Students Find Jobs

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