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If You Shop Kroger, Use Their Community Rewards Program and Help OCECD Serve Kids!
To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program
Register online at  https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
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 VK317 in the Kroger Rewards Program. Click on this article's title for more instructions. 
 
Fall 2019 M4RA News 4 You
Happy Fall to All!  Hoping your school year is going well and your students are improving in their reading.   Please click the title to read the entire newsletter. 
Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is recruiting members for our State Advisory Council
The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is recruiting members for our State Advisory Council.  We are seeking a diverse group of parents and caregivers of children birth to Grade 12 from all regions of Ohio.  Please click the title to read the entire article. 
Parent and Caregiver Perspective on Independent Living Survey
The purpose of this study is to determine the perspectives of parents and caregivers of individuals with intellectual or other developmental disabilities including autism, between the ages of 5 to 22 on in several areas.  The goal is to better support professionals in designing, planning, and implementing instruction to meet expectations for parents regarding their child's future.  Please click the title to read the entire article and participate in the survey. 
The OCECD Governing Board announces Assistant Director
The Governing Board of The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) announces Marbella Cáceres as Assistant Director as of August 19, 2019.  Please click the title to read the entire article. 
Use This 'Smile Amazon' Link and Amazon Donates to the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
It's easy, just click on the link below, place your order through Amazon, then copy and paste this "Smile Amazon" link in your Favorites list and use it everytime you order!  It doesn't cost you anything to use it!  Our name will show up in the top middle of your screen once you use it.  OCECD receives a 1/2% donation of your total order from Amazon each time this link is used! We thank you for supporting the children with disabilities in Ohio!!        smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0932170  Tip: Make it easier using the Smilematic browser extension which will automatically redirect you to AmazonSmile whenever you shop at Amazon!  Here's our custom link: OCECD Smilematic 
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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