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Ohio Department of Education Family Town Hall Meetings

The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is developing recommendations to improve educational experiences and outcomes for students with disabilities in Ohio. As our most important partners, we are calling on parents, guardians, grandparents, aunts, uncles, foster parents, family members and advocates, to assist in developing those recommendations.  Please click on the title to view the entire article and scheduled dates in your area.

 
Statewide Survey Seeks Your Input On Improving The Educational Outcomes For Students With Disabilities
The Ohio Department of Education is inviting Ohio educators, administrators and related service providers to help identify areas for improvement and additional supports needed in special education across our state.  Please complete this online survey by March 31, 2019. The survey should take about ten minutes to complete. When we gather the information, we look forward to sharing it with you!   Please click on the title to see the whole article.
 
OCECD Newsletter Jan-March, 2019, Vol 4, Issue 2 - Guardianship
 OCECD Newsletter Jan-March, 2019, Vol 4, Issue 2 -Guardianship, please click the link to read the entire newsletter. 
NEW GUIDANCE LETTERS FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
 The US Department of Education released four new guidance letters on 1-29-2019.  The letters are posted under the Policy Letters title on the left.  To reveiw all guidance letters, please follow this link to their policy guidance page. 
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
 
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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