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Sensory-Friendly A Christmas Carol - November 28th - Cleveland
We are presenting our 5th annual production of a Sensory-Friendly A Christmas Carol  on November 28th at 11:00 in the Ohio Theatre at Playhouse Square. Great Lakes Theater is proud to again present a sensory-friendly performance of its production of A Christmas Carol, making live theater accessible to students and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Please forward this email to teachers, students and their families that may be interested in this exciting event.  Visit our website for more information:    https://www.greatlakestheater.org/event/sensory

Kelly Schaffer Florian, Director of Educational Services
Great Lakes Theater
1501 Euclid Avenue, Suite 300, Cleveland, Ohio 44115
216.453.4443  www.greatlakestheater.org

 
1% Alternate AssessmenJustification Portal Now Open through Dec. 10.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requires each district or community school to complete and submit a justification when it anticipates testing more than 1.0 percent of students with the Alternate Assessment for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities.  If your district anticipates testing more than 1.0 percent of your students with the alternate assessment, it must complete and submit the online justification form via the link emailed to the district’s superintendent the week of November 5, 2018. To assist in the process, a template of the justification form is available here. Note that the PDF template is only a tool to help prepare the justification. All justifications must be submitted via the link sent to the superintendent.  The deadline for submitting this justification is Dec. 10, 2018. The Ohio Department of Education will review justifications submitted by each district or community school. The Department is required to post and make publicly available all justifications received.  If you have any questions, please contact AAparticipation@education.ohio.gov

 
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  
 
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. 

 
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. 
Welcome to our Website
Our website is now more easily accessed by parents and professionals with the intuitive navigation. This site has new sections to the left titled For Parents, Newsletters, Multicultural, Preschool, Reading Mentoring, Disability Definitions, Public Policy and Policy Letters. We hope these are helpful. If you have any suggestions, please contact Lee Ann Derugen, Webmaster at leeannd@ocecd.org.  If you are a parent needing assistance, please call 740-382-5452 or email  ocecd@ocecd.org.   Click here to view our Website Privacy Policy Website Privacy Policy or see a link for it in the footer of each page.  Click here to view our Website Accessibility Statement. 
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