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Note: OCECD does not endorse any services or products included in these resources.


ACCEL  
How learning in multi-sensory hands-on and creative ways helps children with special needs--an ACCEL classroom experience.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the ACCEL classroom program.


ADAPTIVE SPORTS  
The Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio (ASPO) is a 501(c)3 organization established to promote the health and wellness of individuals with physical disabilities by providing competitive and recreational adaptive sport opportunities throughout the State of Ohio.


ADDICTION   Disability and Addiction  


ADDICTION  
Discusses the connection between ADHD and addiction.  


Deliphi Health Group 
Provides awareness and treatment options for people with disabilities.  


ADDICTION  DEAF-BLIND  
Addiction treatment for the hard of hearing and the visually impaired.  


;ADHD The Recovery Village   
Lists screening tools used to identify ADHD. 


Resource guide for serving children with ADHD under Section 504

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Here, experts show you how to discipline your defiant child before you reach the boiling point.

CDC report states: 
ADHD evaluations driven mainly by parents, not educators

Music Therapy :
best 8 songs for ADHD minds 

ADD Resources from a national non-profit organization that helps people with ADD/ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities. This site from Duke University provides a free, monthly e-mail newsletter that helps parents, professionals, and educators stay informed about important new research on ADHD. Parents, Health Professionals and Educators can subscribe.

ADHD 101 
 practical advice and real-life stories for children and adults new to attention deficit disorder.

ADHD COLLEGE RESOURCE 
 Common Challenges for College Students & How to Overcome Them

ART THERAPY Creative interventions for kids with trauma, ADHD, mood disorders & more There is a fee for this course. 


AUDIO BOOKS   


AUDIO BOOKS  

This is a textbook subscription service featuring over 650,000 titles across nearly any non-fiction genre you can think of.  Website features a dedicated e-reader. 


Autism & Education:
a guide to navigating schools & more https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/ 
Are you looking for the most up-to-date news and professional guidance for you and your child on the subject of autism?


AUTISM BOUNDLESS FORMERLY STEP BY STEP ACADEMY    
Step By Step is a nationally recognized, a private non-profit mental health center  in delivering exceptional results for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities and mental illness.  Step by Step Academy, now known as Boundless’ Behavioral Health Division, offers School-Based, Center-Based Autism and Outpatient Programs.  Under the School-Based Services, families can access Diagnostic and Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Analysis and Intervention, Day Treatment, Case Management, Counseling, Consultation and Educational Support.


AUTISM EARLY INTERVENTION  
https://www.accel.org/blog/early-intervention-autism-importance/


AUTISM ELIJAH GLEN CENTER  
Elijah Glen Center services adolescents, ages 12-18, with autism spectrum disorder and/or developmental disabilities who needs a short-term stabilization intervention in a residential setting. 


AUTISM  HOME MODIFICATIONS  
Creating an autism friendly home    


AUTISM HOME PLAYROOM  
Extensive guide on Designing the perfect home playroom for children with autism


AUTISM  MALIYAH'S STORY  

PSA filmed for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. If this link doesn’t work you can find it on YouTube titled Maliyah’s Story


AUTISM ONLINE SAFETY GUIDE 


AUTISM ONLINE TECHNOLOGY SAFETY GUIDE  
Technology Safety Guide for Parents of Children with ASD


AUTISM --SENSORY ACTIVITIES  
A practical guide to home and classroom sensory activities for autistic children


AUTISM STIMMING  


AUTISM SUMMIT ACADEMY 
6 Tips to support your autistic student's success and well being during COVID-19 stay at home order.  


Autism Support Network Resources 


AUTISM TRAVEL  
Travel guide in English and Spanish.


WEIGHTED BLANKETS  


ARTS  VSA Ohio: 
VSA Ohio's (VSAO) mission is to empower people with disabilities, creatively and inclusively through the arts. Since 1986, VSAO has provided an inclusive environment in which people with disabilities are given the opportunity to celebrate life through the arts, education and creative expression.


BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT/ FBA   
How to find a Board Certified Behavior Analysist in Ohio.  
Searchable by zip code.  https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155


BEHAVIOR   
Home and Community Positive Behavior Support Network (HCPBS) In this section you will find general resources on PBS within family lives, training resources for parents, and tools and guides. In addition, the Family Chat recordings (a program sponsored by APBS) are provided in full.


BEHAVIOR 
Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in schools.  


BOUNDLESS FORMERLY STEP BY STEP ACADEMY  
Step by Step Academy, now known as Boundless’ Behavioral Health Division, offers School-Based, Center-Based Autism and Outpatient  Programs. Under the School-Based Services, families can access Diagnostic and Functional Behavior Assessments, Behavior Analysis and Intervention, Day Treatment, Case Management, Counseling, Consultation and Educational Support. 


Ohio Department of Education resources

BULLYING OHIO RESOURCES FOR PARENTS  
Education Ohio – Anti Bullying Resources for Parents


BULLYING  
The Anti-Bullying Guidebook--How to recognize, prevent, and stop bullying in school, at work, and online by STEPS (Student Training & Education in Public Service)


PACER Center's Teens Against Bullying: 
This website is for teens and is a relevant, edgy, and unique educational resource for bullying prevention designed to engage, empower and educate all teens.

  • Cyberbullying language is added that would include social media sites and cell phone texting;
  • School buses are now identified as places where harassment can be disciplined;
  • Requires schools to send parents notification at home of school bullying policies once each school year;
  • Allows for anonymous reporting; and
  • Prohibits students from making false reports


Areal Online Degree  
Cyberbullying Awareness and Avoidance Resource Guide includes everything students, parents and adults should know to help with the awareness and avoidance of cyber bullying.


Online Schools.org 
The following guide was created to bring awareness to issues surrounding bullying and cyberbullying, and to help students, parents, and teachers prevent instances of bullying in the future.


Bullying Awareness & Prevention Guide


https://essayontime.com.au/bullying-awareness-prevention-guide/  
Bullying prevention and awareness--How to recognize and prevent abuse at college 


BULLYING --TEACHER MATERIALS


BULLYING CYBERBULLYING   
Stop cyberbullying guide-- how to spot it, report it, prevent it.


BULLYING CYBERBULLYING 
Cyberbullying --a resource for school social workers-- highlights the dangers of cyberbullying and strategies that school social workers, parents and educators can use to create a safe online environment.


BULLYING CYBERBULLYING  
internet/  Ultimate parent guide for protecting your child on the internet.


BULLYING CYBERBULLYING 
Learn the different types, where it happens, how to respond, and ways to help your child cope.


BULLYING  CYBERBULLYING  
Parents' Survival Guide
to Online Safety. It's a short, easy-to-read beginners guide that covers important information and actionable insights on cyberbullying and online predators.  


BULLYING  CYBER-BULLYING 
Antibullying tips for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat


CAMPS,  VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS  
Free half-day summer camps will be a week-long, with enrichment-based classes in subjects like foreign languages, chess, theater, coding, Minecraft, how to be a detective, photography and more. These live, interactive classes will be taught by expert instructors vetted through Varsity Tutors' platform. We already have 200 camps scheduled for the summer.


CAR INSURANCE  
Car insurance for drivers with disabilities--everything you need to know  


CAR MODIFICATIONS 
Discusses car modifications for people with disabilities.  


CAR MODIFICATIONS 

Car modification, registration and license for physically challenged | Ragesh in Full Throttle! (wordpress.com)


COCHLEAR IMPLANTS  


COMPLEX CHILD  
Welcome to the new Complex Child, your source for information on children who are medically complex or have disabilities! 


COMPUTERS LAPTOPS 
Provides an in-depth look at laptops and chromebooks.  


CONTACT LENSES   
Discusses vision problems for college students with focus on those wearing contact lenses


COVID-19 AUTISM  
Includes a collection of high-quality resources on mental health, education, etc.


COVID-19  

Making special education work for you child during Covid-19


COVID-19   
Keeping your house disinfected.  


DEAF [Ohio]   
Inludes links to healpful resoucrces for Ohio parents of deaf/heard of hearing children


DEAF   
Includes links for FL3 information [Familiy Leadership in Language & Learning]  for parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing


DEAF-BLIND  
Addiction treatment for the hard of hearing and the visually impaired.  


OCDBE is a federally funded project that provides free technical assistance services to children, birth through 21 years of age, who have combined vision and hearing loss, and to the children’s parents. OCDBE technical assistance includes consultation; training and professional development; and information through OCDBE’s lending library, as well as other tools, products, and consultative services. 


DEAF -BLIND  

Parents and Families of children and Youth with Deafblindness--what you should know. 2016 


DENTAL CARE - DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES


DENTAL CARE   
Includes current dental care practices, oral health basics and how to find the best treatment options.


DOGS - THERAPY  
Is a  therapy dog right for your child with autism  


DOGS - MENTAL HEALTH https://www.dogowner.co.uk/dogs-mental-health/  
In this guide, we take you through the amazing ways in which dogs can help us in their own amazing way. 


DOWN SYNDROME  
Lists colleges, scholarships etc for students with down syndrome.  


DRIVER'S EDUCATION  
includes practice tests, etc. http://www.drivingoffice.com/search?q=OHIO 


DRIVER'S LICENSE--AUTISM 
 includes how to prepare to pass driver's tests.  

  • Important questions to discuss when determining driver readiness
  • Advice from industry experts to support autistic individuals learning to drive
Infographic with helpful tips to assist new drivers with ASD prepare for the licensing exam

DRIVER'S LICENSE--AUTISM 

Difficulties with getting a driver's license with autism


EARLY CHILDHOOD  
Early Childhood TA Center [ECTA] supports programs that serve young children with disabilities and their families, birth to five years.


EARLY CHILDHOOD  The social emotional development of young children.
This 14-page guide describes how children develop social and emotional skills;  

ELL/ESL  Washington Learning Systems:
This site offers free parent education materials and activities to promote early literacy in Spanish and English.


EMPLOYMENT  
Guide for Job Seekers with a Disability- Rights and Accommodations Under the ADA:  


FAMILY CAREGIVER RESOURCES  The Family Care Navigator helps family caregivers locate public, nonprofit, and private programs and services nearest their loved one who is living at home or in a residential facility. Resources include government health and disability programs, legal resources, disease-specific organizations, and more. From the Family Caregiver Alliance.   


FERPA   
Guidance for parents


FERPA complaint form


FINANCIAL PLANNING SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS


FINANCIAL PLANNING  Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities
Provides information on different discount programs and special offers available to individuals with disabilities. 


FINANCIAL PLANNING  
Guide on how to plan and provide for a child with special needs.  Financial planning for every milestone in child's life and printable milestone checklist.


FINANCIAL PLANNING 
Financial planning for a child with special needs--a guide

Disclaimer--The Ohio Coalition does not endorse any products or services listed.  


FINANCIAL PLANNING    
Financial resources and discounts for students with disabilities.


FINANCIAL PLANNING GUIDES 
for parents of students with disabilities

From Vehicle Modification to Car Insurance- Helping Navigate Driving with a Disability: 


FIRST AID FOR PARENTS  


FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT/ FBA 
How to find a Board Certified Behavior Analysist in Ohio. Searchable by zip code.  https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155


GUARDIANSHIP 
Guardianship in Ohio


HEALTH CARE - AUTISM 
Ohio State's CAST program provides primary care to teens and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other complex disabilities.


HELP NETWORK OF NORTHEAST OHIO 
http://www.helpnetworkneo.org/ 
Serves families in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties--links to search 211, mental health, substance abuse, veterans, special needs, seniors, homelessness, food, victims' assistance, health, housing 


HEARING IMPAIRED 
https://successforkidswithhearingloss.com/subscribe-for-email-alerts/ 
Resources for kids with hearing loss 


HEARING IMPAIRED [Ohio]  http://www.ohiohandsandvoices.org/ 
 inludes links to healpful resoucrces for Ohio parents of deaf/heard of hearing children


HEARING IMPAIRED https://www.handsandvoices.org/fl3/get-help.html 
 includes links for FL3 information [Familiy Leadership in language & Learning]  for parents of children who are deaf/hard of hearing


HEARING IMPAIRED https://online.maryville.edu/blog/hearing-loss-types/ 
 guide to the types of hearing loss and treatments  


HEARING IMPAIRED COCHLEAR IMPLANTS


HIPAA  


HIPAA FACT SHEET


HIPAA   
HIPAA complaint process


HOME ACCESSIBILITY / BACKYARD This guide includes disability resources that may be helpful.  


HOME ACCESSIBILITY  

How to modify your home for someone with physical disabilities


HOME ACCESSIBILITY   
Adapting a Home for Disability Accessibility- Resources and Funding for Independent Living: 


HOME ACCESSIBILITY  
Creating a wheelchair friendly home--a complete guide


HOME ACCESSIBILITY 
 Where Can I Get Help Paying for Home Repairs or Modifications to Make My Home Accessible? 


HOME ACCESSIBILITY  
Disability accommodation cost guides


HOME ACCESSIBILITY
RANSITION to adulthood--top home modifications for young adults with special needs.  Guide suggests modifications to create an inclusive , relaxing and controlled home.


HOME ACCESSIBILITY GRANTS  


HOME ACCESSIBILITY/SECURITY 

Fully accessible guide to smart home tech for the disabled and elderly 


HOME ACCESSIBILITY/SECURITY  
https://www.alarms.org/beginners-guide-to-home-automation/

DIY Smart Home Automation Guide details the benefits of a smart home and how to do so, room by room.  Disclaimer:  The Ohio Coalition does not endorse nor recommend the products featured in this guide.  


HOME -- BUYING  
https://www.uphomes.com/blog/homebuyers-with-disabilities.html 

The guide examines topics and questions such as: Can someone buy a home on disability Income? Mortgage and home loan insurance through the FHA, VA home loans for veterans with disabilities, as well as help from state agencies alongside other help lines and resources.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any products or services listed in this guide.  


HOME - SANITIZING
https://www.safehome.org/resources/keeping-house-clean-flu-coronavirus/ 
Keeping your house disinfected.  Note: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products listed.


HOUSING 
http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/home-remodeling-for-disability-and-special-needs   Guide to home remodeling for disability and special needs that aims to help make the federal grants available to disabled people easier to understand and take advantage of, particularly for remodeling homes for accessibility.


HOUSING  
https://www.justgreatlawyers.com/renters-rights-and-housing-assistance-for-people-with-disabilities Renters' rights and housing  assistance for people with disabilities


HOUSING  
https://www.bigrentz.com/how-to-guides/home-modifications-young-adults-special-needs

Transition to adulthood:  home modifications for young adults with special needs


HOUSING 
https://www.homecity.com/home-modifications-and-selling-your-home


HOUSING RENTER RIGHTS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
http://civilrights.findlaw.com/discrimination/rental-housing-rights-for-disabled-tenants.html


HOUSING RENTING  
https://www.thezebra.com/resources/home/renting-with-disabilities/ 
The ultimate guide to finding and renting housing with disabilities.  


HOUSING SENSORY FRIENDLY 
https://www.bigrentz.com/blog/sensory-friendly-home-modifications-autism-sensory-processing-disorder 
 Sensory friendly home modifications for autism and sensory processing disorder


INCLUSION
 https://onlinegrad.baylor.edu/resources/teaching-children-disabilities-inclusion/  How to teach children about disabilities and inclusion guide by Baylor University. NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any resources or services advertised on this website  


INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES 
https://www.180medical.com/ 


INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES  OHIO MEDICAID 
https://aeroflowurology.com/incontinence-supplies-ohio-medicaid/  
How to receive incontinence supplies though Ohio Medicaid


INFORMATION AND REFERRAL DATABASE 2-1-1 
http://ohioairs.org/211-ohio/ 


INTERNET SAFETY AUTISM 
https://www.homeadviceguide.com/online-safety-guide-for-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/   


INTERNET SAFETY 
https://www.verizon.com/info/family/managing-screen-time/  
Managing screen time for teens and tweens.  


INTERNET SAFETY 
https://www.idstrong.com/sentinel/7-signs-your-childrens-social-security-number-at-risk/

https://www.idstrong.com/sentinel/why-you-should-watch-out-for-teen-identity-theft/ 
 Parent information about identify theft of children and teens SSN, etc.  


INTERNET SAFETY 
https://www.callersmart.com/guides/73/parents-guide-to-internet-safety-keeping-your-child-safe-online 

Parents guide to internet safety:  keeping your child safe online 


INTERNET SAFETY 
https://www.sitelock.com/blog/is-this-website-safe/ 
 How can I tell if a website is safe.


INTERNET SAFETY
 https://wetheparents.org/internet-safety-for-parents 
 Internet safety101--the ultimate parents' guide with easy-to-follow and practical tips for families 


INTERNET SAFETY 
https://www.wizcase.com/blog/what-is-a-vpn-a-beginners-guide/ What is a VPN [Virtual Private Network]?  This is a guide that is to simplify all the technical bits so that even beginners will understand. 


INTERNET SAFETY  
https://www.broadbandsearch.net/blog/internet-safety-kids  includes 17 rules for parents to consider when protecting their children online. Note: No references listed for statistics.


INTERNET SAFETY  
https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/the-ultimate-parent-guide-for-child-internet/

The Ultimate parent guide for protecting your child on the internet


INTERNET CYBERSECURITY VPN 
https://thebestvpn.com/what-is-vpn-beginners-guide/ 
A beginner's guide to understanding VPN "Virtual Private Network"


KIDS TOGETHER  
http://www.kidstogether.org/ 
Designed for YOU! Parents, professionals, advocates and self-advocates The Goals of Kids Together, Inc. include a desire to remove barriers that exclude people with disabilities. We support the belief that children with disabilities, like all children, have the need to be welcomed, cherished and embraced in our communities.


MEDICAID WAIVERS  
What is a waiver, etc. 
http://www.kidswaivers.org/ 
Ohio Medicaid Waivers  http://www.kidswaivers.org/states/oh 


MEDICAL SUPPLY COORDINATION SERVICE  
http://www.chcsolutions.com/connectorders/ 
This consumer service caters to the needs of complex and medically fragile children, youths, and adults.


MEDICATIONS 
https://www.nicerx.com/ 
this is a "for fee" prescription service.  NOTE; OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of this service.


MENTAL HEALTH 
http://nctsnet.org/sites/default/files/assets/pdfs/ct_guide_final.pdf 

What is Complex Trauma? A resource guide for youth and those who care about them by National

Child Traumatic Stress Network 


MENTAL HEALTH 
http://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for_Families/FFF-Guide/FFF-Guide-Table-of-Contents.aspx 
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry provides concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children. teens and their families.


MENTAL HEALTH 
http://sunrisehouse.com/addiction-demographics/physically-disabled 
This page summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to those searching for assistance. It includes dozens of the latest studies and external resources for the physically disabled seeking assistance. 


MENTAL HEALTH  
http://www.elijahglencenter.org/our-services/ 
Elijah Glen Center services adolescents, ages 12-18, with autism spectrum disorder and/or developmental disabilities who needs a short-term stabilization intervention in a residential setting.  


MENTAL HEALTH  
11 simple signs that a child may have a psychiatric disorder. 
This article from the Child Mind Institute is just one in its extensive online guide  to information about kids and mental health in general, including myths, controversies, fighting stigma, mental illness in popular culture, and advances in neuroscience and brain research. There's also a Spanish sister site, full of information about different mental disorders written expressly for families.


MENTAL HEALTH- VIOLENCE  
Talking to children about violence: Tips for parents and teachers. (Available in multiple languages) As part of its suite of School Safety and Crisis Resources, the National Association of School Psychologists makes this 2-pager of practical suggestions available in English and Spanish, as well as in AmharicArabicChineseFrenchKoreanKurdishPortugueseSomali, and Vietnamese. Wow.