Ideas that Work, office of special programs U.S. Department of Education

The contents of this website were developed in part under a grant from the US Department of Education, #H328M150052. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the US Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government or Project Officer, David Emenheiser.

Family Resources

ACCEL https://www.accel.org/blog/special-need-child-learning-styles/  How learning in multi-sensory heands-on and creative ways helps children with special needs--an ACCEL classroom experience.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the ACCEL classroom program.

ADAPTIVE SPORTS http://adaptivesportsohio.org/ 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  https://www.addictiongroup.org/addiction/disability/  Note: OCECD does not endorse any services or products listed on this website.

ADDICTION  https://www.detoxlocal.com/resources/periodic-table-drug-addiction/  Periodic Table of Drug Addiction lists 50 different addictive substances with details about the substance's history and deadly side effects by Detox Local 

ADDICTION https://neaddictions.com/substance-abuse-treatment-what-to-know/ Guide to substance abuse treatment plans.  NOTE: The Ohio Coaltion does not endorse any services nor products listed on this website. 

ADDICTION  https://delphihealthgroup.com/free-rehab-guide/ Guide to low cost or fgee drug rehab options. NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any products or agencies listed in this guide.

ADDICTION  https://www.drugrehab.org/adhd-addiction-connection/  ADHD and addition: what's the connection 

ADDICTION  https://delphihealthgroup.com/addiction-and-disabilities/  provides awareness and tratment options for people with disabilities.  Disclaimer: OCECD does not endorse these services.  

ADDICTION https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/addiction-rehab-recovery/  comprehensive online resource for information on mental health and addiction

 ALCOHOL USE DISORDER https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/ Alcohol Rehab Help states that it an informational web guide created for people struggling with alcohol use disorders (AUD) and co-occurring mental health disorders. The website claims to provide omprehensive information regarding treatment options.  NOTE:OCECD does not endorse the use of any products or services listed on this website.

ART THERAPY  Creative interventions for kids with trauma, ADHD, mood disorders & more  There is a fee for this course.  OCECD does not endorse this program. https://catalog.pesi.com/sales/bh_c_001263_arttherapy_email-31287?utm_medium=email&utm_source=sp&utm_campaign=071818_bh_c_rt_ArtTherapy_Sales4_9AM_Throttle&spMailingID=21101799&spUserID=MjA3MjQ5NjI3NDQ1S0&spJobID=1263733925&spReportId=MTI2MzczMzkyNQS2

AUTISM *Note: the Ohio Coalition does not endorse any products or services for fee included in these attachments.*
 
Guide to Helping Kids with Autism Sleep Better  https://www.sleepjunkie.org/autism-and-sleep
 
AUTISM SUMMIT ACADEMY    6 Tips to support your autistic student's success and well being during COVID-19 stay at home order.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse enrolling in Summit Academy or their services.  https://summitacademies.org/at-home-with-autism-6-tips-for-student-success-and-well-being/
Safety Guide for Parents of Children with ASD 
 
Article about Resilience in Families with Autism, Spectrum Disorder and resources    
       
 
 
AUTISM HOME PLAYROOM https://productdiggers.com/autism-playroom/  Extensive guide on Designing the perfect home playroom for children with autism
 
AUTISM --SENSORY ACTIVITIES  https://www.findreviews.com/a-practical-guide-to-home-and-classroom-sensory-activities-for-autistic-children A practical guide to home and classroom sensory activities
for autistic children
 
Autism Support Network Resources http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/resources
 
 
 
Traveling with Kids with Autism  https://www.thezebra.com/traveling-autism/
 
AUTISM  https://www.rehabcenter.net/autism-substance-abuse/ Substance abuse in individuals with autismd
 
AUTISM 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  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. 
 
AUTISM BOUNDLESS FORMERLY STEP BY STEP ACADEMY   https://iamboundless.org/step-step-academy-now-known-boundless/  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   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SN3_y2irCs&t=49s 

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

 
*NOTE:   the OHio Coalition does not endorse any for fee  products or services on this website.*  
 
AUTISM SAFETY https://heysafety.com/autism-safety/  The Parental guide to keeping autistic kids safe
 
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  https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155&by=state    How to find a Board Certified Behavior Analysist in Ohio.  Searchable by zip code.  https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155
 
BEHAVIOR https://hcpbs.org/families/ 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  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/PBIS-Resources  Ohio Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports in schools.  
 
BOUNDLESS FORMERLY STEP BY STEP ACADEMY  https://iamboundless.org/step-step-academy-now-known-boundless/ 
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. 
 
 
 
BULLYING https://www.publicservicedegrees.org/resources/bullying-prevention/ 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)

BULLYING PACER Center's Teens Against Bullying: This website is for 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.

BULLYING https://edubirdie.com/blog/bullying-awareness-prevention Bullying awareness and prevention guide  NOTE; OCECD does not endorse any products or services advertised on this website.i

BULLYING  https://soeonline.american.edu/blog/how-to-prevent-bullying  How to manage and prevent bullying infographic

BULLYING  http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/bullying-awareness-guidebook/ The guide below brings awareness to numerous types of bullying and who may be targeted, while also providing guidance to students, parents, educators and school professionals on how to prevent and stop this debilitating public aggression. Special attention is given to cyberbullying, an ever-growing issue for today’s generation.

Cyberbullying Awareness and Avoidance Resource Guide includes everything students, parents and adults should know to help with the awareness and avoidance of cyber bullying.
 
BULLYING  http://www.onlineschools.org/student-bullying-guide/ 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 http://www.learnpsychology.org/now/bullying/  Bullying awareness & prevention guide  Bullying Awareness & Prevention Guide
 
provides links to bullying resources and silicone wristbands 
BULLYING https://addictionresource.com/drug-abuse-and-bullying/ Describes the connection between bullying and drug abuse.
 
BULLYING COLLEGE  https://essayontime.com.au/bullying-awareness-prevention-guide/ Bullying prevention and awareness--How to recognize and prevent abuse at college
 
BULLYING CYBERBULLYING   https://fios.verizon.com/beacon/cyber-bullying/   Stop
cyberbullying guide-- how to spot it, report it, prevent it
 
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   NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any programs or services listed in this resource.
 
internet/  Ultimate parent guide for protecting your child on the internet
 
BULLYING CYBERBULLYING https://www.verywellfamily.com/bullying-overview-4581824  Learn the different types, where it happens, howto respond, and ways to help your child cope
 
A guide to assist with dealing with cyber-bullying and substance abuse.
 
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  https://www.sleekwristbands.com/blog/bullying-awareness/  Custom wristbands to bring awareness to the cause.
 
BULLYING  CYBER-BULLYING https://www.cctvcameraworld.com/social-media-cyber-bullying-child-teen-safety-security-tips.html  antibullying tips for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat
 
CAMPS,  VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS https://www.varsitytutors.com/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.

 

CAMPS  Summer Resource Directory 2015  SST11  Lists summer camps for children with disabilities  www.Summer_Resource_Directory.pdf

CAR INSURANCE https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/drivers-with-disabilities/Car insurance for drivers with disabilities--everything you need to know  Note:: OCECD does not endorse the pruchase of any products listed on this website.

COMPLEX CHILD http://complexchild.org/articles/2016-articles/april/new-website/ Welcome to the new Complex Child, your source for information on children who are medically complex or have disabilities! 
 
COMPUTERS lAPTOPS https://www.techconsumerguide.com/ultimate-laptop-buying-guide/   Provides an in-depth look at laptops and chromebooks.  Note: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse the purchase of any products featured on this website.  
 
COVID-19  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.
 
DEAF-BLIND  https://www.ohiodeafblind.org/ 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. 
 
and Families of children and Youth with Deafblindness--what you should know. 2016 
 
DENTAL CARE  https://www.newmouth.com/  Includes current dental care practices, oral health basics and how to find the best treatment options. Note: OCECD does not endorse any products or servicesc listed on this website.  
 
DOGS - THERAPY  Is a  therapy dog right for your child with autism  https://dogdigz.com/therapy-dog-autism/    NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the purchase of any procducts or services listed on this website which is a marketing tool for the site to earn advertizing fees by selling products with links to amazon.om
ing to amazon.com 
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. 
 
DRIVER'S EDUCATION http://www.drivingoffice.com/ includes practice tests, etc. http://www.drivingoffice.com/search?q=OHIO 
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD http://ectacenter.org/ Early Childhood TA Cemter [ECTA] supports programs that serve young children with disabilities and their familites, 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;  http://www.nationalhealthystart.org/site/assets/docs/NHSA_SocialEmotional_2.pdf 

 ELL/ESL  Washington Learning Systems: This site offers free parent education materials and activities to promote early literacy in Spanish and English.
 
FAMILY CAREGIVER RESOURCES https://www.caregiver.org/state-list-views?field_state_tid=94&=Apply 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.     
 
 
FAMILY RESOURCES  http://caring4ourkids.com/resources/ advocating for a child in constant pain--ASD, CFS or Fibromyalgia
 
FAMILY RESOURCES https://www.disability.gov/resource/disability-govs-guide-family-caregivers/  Disability.gov’s Guide for Family Caregivers
 
 
FAMILY RESOURCES  https://www.yourstoragefinder.com/special-needs-checklist-how-disability-friendly-is-your-city  Special needs checklist--how disability-friendly is your city?
 
 
Schoenbaum Family Center (SFC) and Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy (CCEC) Partnering to improve children's well-being through research, practice, and policy.
  
 
 
 
FINANCIAL GUIDE  Retail Savings Guide for People with Disabilities ttps://www.couponchief.com/guides/savings_guide_for_those_with_disability Provides information on different discount programs and special offers available to individuals with disabilities. 
 
FINANCIAL GUIDE  https://www.thesimpledollar.com/how-to-plan-provide-for-a-child-with-special-needs/  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 for a child with special needs--a guide
Disclaimer--The Ohio Coalition does not endorse any products or services listed.  
 
Financial resources and discounts for students with disabilities  DISCLAIMER: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse nor recommend any of the products listed in this resource.
 
5 Money saving ideas for disabled people.
 
FINANCIAL GUIDES for parents of students with disabilities

From Vehicle Modification to Car Insurance- Helping Navigate Driving with a Disability: https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/resources/people-with-disabilities/

Comparison of Car Insurance Within Ohio:  https://www.moneygeek.com/insurance/auto/most-affordable-car-insurance-ohio-report/

 

 

EMPLOYMENT Guide for Job Seekers with a Disability- Rights and Accommodations Under the ADA: https://www.moneygeek.com/careers/resources/workers-with-disabilities-and-ada/

 

ESTATE PLANNING  https://ddc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/estate-planning-web-3-2019.pdf  Planning for bright tomorrows--estate amd future planning for Ohioans with disabilities
 
FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIOR ASSESSMENT/ FBA https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155&by=state How to find a Board Certified Behavior Analysist in Ohio. Searchable by zip code.  https://info.bacb.com/o.php?page=100155
 
 GUARDIANSHIP https://ddc.ohio.gov/Portals/0/guardianship2017.pdf  Guardianship in Ohio
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  

 

 HEALTH CARE - AUTISM https://wexnermedical.osu.edu/primary-care/adult-autism-center  Ohio State's CAST program provides primary care to teens and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other complex disabilities.
 
HEALTH CARE - OBESITY   http://abilitypath.org/2015/12/12/obesity-special-needs-risk-factors/  RE: obesity and children with special needs 
 
HIPAA FACT SHEET
 
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY/BATHROOMS https://www.saniflodepot.com/pages/bathroom-modifications-for-seniors-and-people-with-disabilities  Bathroom modifications for seniors and people with disabilities
NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of products advertised on this website. 
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY  https://www.rockethomes.com/blog/homeowner-tips/how-to-modify-your-home-for-someone-with-physical-disabilities  How to modify your home for someone with physical disabillities
NOTE: OCECD does endorse any products advertized on this website.  
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY Adapting a Home for Disability Accessibility- Resources and Funding for Independent Living: https://www.moneygeek.com/mortgage/resources/home-modification-for-disability/
 
 HOME ACCESSIBILITY  https://www.southbayresidential.com/wheelchair-accessible-home-modifications.php  Creating a wheelchair friendly home--a complete guide
 
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY  https://www.disability.gov/disability-can-get-help-modifying-home-make-accessible/Where Can I Get Help Paying for Home Repairs or Modifications to Make My Home Accessible? 
 Disability accommodation cost guides
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY http://householdquotes.co.uk/disability-accommodation-guide/ a comprehensive guide to home adaptations for people with disabilties
 
Eco-FriendlyHomeModificationsforKidswithSpecialNeeds 
 
HOME ACCESSIBILITY https://www.rentdeals.com/blog/best-home-modifications-for-young-adults-with-special-needs/ RANSITION to adulthood--top home modifications for young adults with special needs.  Guide suggests modifications to create an inclusive , relaxing and controlled home.T
 
Fully accessible guide to smart home tech for the disabled and elderly NOTE: OCECD
does not endorse any products listed in this guide.
 
 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 - 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.
 
Home ownership for people with disabilities.  Note: OCECD does not endorse any of services or products listed on this website.  
 
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
 
 Transition to adulthood:  home modifications for young adults with special needs
 
 
 
INCONTINENCE SUPPLIES https://www.180medical.com/  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse products or purchase of products sold on this website.   
 
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 RESEARCH https://bestvpn.org/kids-research-and-education-links-database/websites for students in grades 1-8 to use for research   NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the websites listed by this agengy..
 
INTERNET RESEARCH https://bestvpn.org/academic-research-guide-and-link-portal/explains how to conduct online research for college/academic research.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the webistes listed by this agency.
 
INTERNET SAFETY https://www.tennisdepartment.com/healthy-digital-citizens/  Heathy Digital Citizens guide for parents and educators to teach kids the princples of safe technology use. internet safety and digital literacy.  NOTE: This website is mainly devoted to teaching tennis and selling merchandise.  OCECD does not endorse the pruchase or use of any products advertised on this website.
 
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.
Note:  OCECD does not endorse any products advertised on this websiie.
 
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://infotracer.com/resources/digital-citizenship-guide-for-parents/   Digital Citizenship  Safety Guide for Parents
 
INTERNET SAFETY https://www.bestreviewslist.com/online-safety-guide/  Online safety tips for Kids & Parents
 
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. Note: OCECD does recommend the use or purchase of any products advertised on this website.
 
 
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://finalscope.com/internet-safety-for-kids/E-Safety tips for parents--internet safety facts for kids to follow [2019]
 
INTERNET SAFETY  https://techiepassion.com/kids-esafety/  "A life-changing parent's guide for their kids online safety"
The Ultimate parent guide for protecting yur child on the internet
 
INTERNET SAFETY https://yourgeardeconstructed.com/parents-internet-safety-security-screen-time-guide/  Parent guide to internet safety, security and screen time for kids--ultimate guide on how to talk to your kids about screen addiction, cyberbullying, safe messaging, self esteem...video games ... and... more.
 
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.   NOTE: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse the use of this service.  It is listed for information only.
 
MEDICATIONS   https://www.singlecare.com/blog/medication-management-for-people-with-disabilities/ this guide is designed to provide adults with disabilities with information about medication management, storage, label reading, and more.  NOTE:  Since this is a blog, OCECD does not endorse subscribing.  Always consult your doctor or pharmacist when you need valid information about your medications.    
 
MENTAL HEALTH ON-LINE SERVICES https://onlinecounselingprograms.com/resources/ultimate-guide-to-mental-health-and-education-resources/  On line counseling programs.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the purchase or use of the services listed on the website.  For information purposes only.
 the effects of social media on teen girls 
 
MENTAL HEALTH https://www.recallreport.org/health-information/conditions/addiction-rehab-recovery/  comprehensive online resource for information on mental health and addiction  
 
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. 
 
MENTAL HEALTH https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk/music-therapy-benefits/ comprehensive guide on how music helps with mental health
 
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   http://www.stepbystepacademy.org/about-us/  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.   
 
MENTAL HEALTH   Affirmations Psychological Services : Melissa Martin (Dr. Missy) PhD. Child/Adolescent Therapist, Pediatric Mental Health Provider; client focus : ages 0-17; For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact: Melissa Martin, Ph.D., Child/Adolescent Therapist, Play Therapist, and Child Trauma Therapist at Affirmations Psychological Services, 620 E. Broad St., Columbus, Ohio or call 614.914.6690. Visit website www.affirmationstherapy.com.
 
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 Amharic, Arabic, Chinese, French, Korean, Kurdish, Portuguese, Somali, and Vietnamese. Wow. 
 
MESOTHELIOMA https://www.mesothelioma.com/ Claims to provide the most up-to-date information regarding mesothelioma and verified by doctors before publicshes.  Note: we do not endorse any treatments or services listed on this website.
 
MESOTHELIOMA  https://www.mesotheliomadiagnosis.com/  Provides information and resources for mesothelioma patients and their families
 
MESOTHELIOMA https://mesothelioma.net/  Our mission at Mesothelioma.net is to provide asbestos victims and their families with top quality free information and resources via our website, as well as the best medical and financial assistance to those who request our help. NOTEn:  The Ohio Coalition does not endorse any services listed nor the purchase of any products on this website.
 
MICHIGAN https://sncsco.com/  Special Needs Consulting Services.  Includes fee scales for services provided by Attorney Michelle Sage Chekan and associates.  Note: OCECD does not endorse these services. 
 
 
MULTI-SENSORY -- ACCEL https://www.accel.org/blog/special-need-child-learning-styles/  How learning in multi-sensory heands-on and creative ways helps children with special needs--an ACCEL classroom experience.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the ACCEL clressroom program.    
 
MUSIC http://ledgernote.com/features/high-sat-scores-taste-in-music/  Article discusses how various music genres may affect academic success. "The Secret of high SAT scores is hidden in your taste in music" (Oct 10,2016) 
 
MUSIC THERAPY  https://www.myaudiosound.co.uk/music-therapy-benefits/ comprehensive guide on hew music helps with Mental Health
 
NUTRITION   https://www.dietspotlight.com/nutrition-resources-people-disabilities/  Includes facts, tips and resources about nutrition for people with disabilities. 
 
OHIO Dept of Job and Family Services PRC fact sheet http://jfs.ohio.gov/factsheets/PRC.pdf Prevention, Retention and Contingency [PRC]

What types of services may be offered?

• Clothing and shelter • Domestic violence housing relocation assistance• Disaster assistance• Transportation (including auto repair expenses or a down payment on an automobile)• Employment and training

OHIO  PRC services vary between counties based on community needs. Each county has a PRC plan stating the types of services available in that county and the eligibility criteria for them. County PRC plans can be found at

http://jfs.ohio.gov/owf/prc/county/countytable.stm

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council  http://ddc.ohio.gov/News-Media/Links-to-Disability-Resources  Links for resources

ONLINE SCHOOLS Find Your Online School: Listing of online schools provided by the Open Education Database.
 
ONLINE SCHOOL  Ohio Connections Academy (OCA): A tuition-free online public school for K-12 students throughout Ohio. Although OCA does not provide specific education or assistance regarding children with disabilities, the online school provides a quality alternative to public school for students whose disabilities may prevent them from attending a traditional 'brick and mortar' school.
 
PARENTS https://www.empoweringparents.com/ parenting help for everyone, including behavior charts.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the purchase of this program.
 
PARENTS SingleMothersGrants  , a site that helps low income families with finding financial assistance programs. Our directory lists assistance programs that help with utility, energy, mortgage, rent and medical bills.  

PARENTS  Resources for Parent Centers: The ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center provides numerous resources, including the Newsline monthly newsletter.

PARENTS  Special Needs Resource Directory: Cincinnati Children's Hospital has created a resource directory of resources in Southwest Ohio. Resources unique to Kentucky and Indiana are also featured, as well as national and international website links.

PARENTS  Ensuring Meaningful Parent Involvement on OISM Building-Level Leadership Teams: Research indicates that when parents are involved in school decisions and activities, student achievement increases, behavior problems are reduced and better school outcomes are noted. Amy Freeman, OCECD Ohio Integrated Systems Model (OISM) Statewide Parent Lead, shares strategies for ensuring meaningful parental involvement in the OISM and other school activities.

PARENTS  Family Information Network: A statewide network of parents of children with disabilities that provides information and support to other parents of young children with disabilities within identified regions in Ohio.
 
PARENTS  Center for Improvement of Child Caring (CICC): Provides resources and trainings on effective parenting skills.
agencies and businesses providing services, resources and products on family support; advocacy; awareness; occupational, cognitive, physical and speech therapy; mentoring programs; behavior management; substance abuse; child development; early learning and preschool special education; alternative education; communication; employment; autism; epilepsy; diabetes; mental health; counseling; language and literacy; adult day services; expectant parents, newborns and infants; legal assistance; housing; tutoring; social/emotional; minority support; safety; professional development; and more 
 

PARENTS  Center for Improvement of Child Caring (CICC): Provides resources and trainings on effective parenting skills.

PARENTS  My Child Without Limits: Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. This website helps you find answers to your questions from other parents and therapists.

 

PESIE CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS https://www.pesi.com/ 

Since 1979, PESI Inc., has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals. We create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners.     As a non-profit organization, our mission is to educate and instruct the general public, students ,and to assist other charitable and educational organizations in the conduct of similar activities. We have the most robust continuing education library available anywhere. You can attend one of our live seminars in all 50 states.  THERE IS A FEE FOR THESE COURSES.  OCECD DOES NOT ENDORSE THESE WEINARS, ETC.  
 

PETS 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. 

 

PRESCRIPTION PLANS https://www.prescriptioncare.com/   Prescription Care hel[s people save money on their prescriptions by working.  This is a patient assistance program.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse subscribing this program. 

RARE DISEASES  National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD): NORD provides information about rare diseases as well as medication assistance services, networking program, resource guide, links as well as research and news.

READING  Project MORE: Project MORE, Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence, is a scientifically based reading research volunteer reading mentoring project for students with disabilities, that has demonstrated statistically significant reading results since 1999. Independent research findings consistently report students with specific learning disabilities make month for month reading level gains when they are 1:1 reading mentored four times/week for 30 minutes.

READING  Bookshare: Bookshare provides easy access to digital books online in specialized formats for persons with print disabilities.
 
READING COLLEGE STUDENTS https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/improving-reading-comprehension/  Helps older students understand the reading demands in college and offers top strategies, tools, and advice to develop their comprehension and speed
 
to help identify home safety issues that may impact people with disabilities  
 
SAFETY  http://www.onlineloancalculator.org/resources/disabled-pedestrians.php  Safety guide to disabled pedestrians 
 
SAFETY https://www.airfiltersdelivered.com/hazardous-chemicals    9 most hazardous chemicals for people with special needs
 
SAFETY Cleaner Indoor Air & Chemical sensitivities  https://cleanerindoorair.org/  
 
SAFETY AUTISM  https://www.safety.com/autism-safety/  Keeping your child with
autism safe
 
SAFETY AUTISM https://heysafety.com/autism-safety/  The Parental guide to keeping autistic kids safe
 
 
Explores a number of factors when considering school options, childcare, charter school or special education needs.
 
The highly sensitive person's survival guide to home setup.  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the purchase or use ofany products or services listed on this website.  
 
SENSORY PROCESSING DISORDER https://www.findreviews.com/a-practical-guide-to-home-and-classroom-sensory-activities-for-autistic-children  A practical guide to home and classroom sensory activities for autistic children
 
Target's newest shopping cart, Caroline's Cart, gives partents and caregivers of individuals unable to walk on their own the ability to shop without having to push both a cart and wheelchair simultaneously.
 
SHOPPING ONLINE https://wikibuy.com/blog/online-shopping-for-consumers-with-disabilities-f45fffeeb5c2    This informative guide was designed to help people with disabilities learn the best ways to navigate the internet as well as regain independence through online shopping. Here’s a brief overview of what the guide covers:    Improving screen readability      Regaining hand control      Supporting cognitive & physical limitations      Supporting people who are hard of hearing      Enhancing web experience      And much more!
 
Guide on relationship between anxiety, mental health and quality of sleep.  Ohio Coalition does not endorese the purchase or use of any products included in this blog.
 
SLEEP & AUTISM  DENTAL CARE https://sleepopolis.com/education/sleep-and-autism/ disclusses sleep related issues for people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Note: OCECD does not endorse any products or services on this website. 
 
SLEEP AND DISABILITIES https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/sleep-disabilities-everything-should-know/     Sleep and disabilities--everything you should know.  Note: OCECD does not endorse any products or services on this website.
 
SLEEP https://blog.bedrating.com/healthy-sleep-for-children-everything-you-need-to-know/Discusses sleep patterns at differnt ages, strategies for improvingv sleep for children, dealing with common challenges, etc.
 
SLEEP https://www.your-rv-lifestyle.com/best-rv-mattress/  Best mattresses for Recreational Vehicles--Your RV Lifestyle Note: The OHio Coalition does not endorse the purchase or use of any products listed on this website
 
SLEEP  https://www.mattressadvisor.com/best-mattress-guide/  2019 mattress buying guide for choosing the right bed for your child
not endorse the purchase of use of any of the mattresses listed on this webiste.
   
SLEEP https://sleepfunfitness.com/effects-sleep-deprivation-memory-problem-solving-and-critical-thinking-children-adolescents/ Effects of sleep deprivation on memory, problem solving and critical thinking in children and adolescents  [2018]
 
https://www.tuck.com/mattresses-bedding-for-people-with-disabilities/Note: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse the purchase of use of any products listed on this website.
 
SLEEP  https://www.tuck.com/parents-guide-healthy-sleep/Parent Guide o healthy sleep  Note: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse the purchase of use of any products listed on this website.
 
SLEEP https://healthysleepy.com/sleep-for-kids/We’ll cover eerything from the sleep habits of newborns, to activities which can help your kids get to sleep, to how obesity can affect your kid’s sleep.  Note: The Ohio Coalition does not endorse the purchase of use of any products listed on this website.
 
SLEEP NEW PARENTS  https://www.mattressadvisor.com/sleep-tips-for-new-parents/report addreses how long it takes to recocver from the sleep parentsy lose with a newborn  Note: The OHio Coalition does not endorse the purchase of use of any products listed on this website.
 
This resources discusses what parents need to know about how much sleep a teen needs — plus how to help your teen get sufficient rest each night.
 
SMOKING https://www.fiscaltiger.com/what-is-the-true-cost-of-smoking/  The financial cost of smoking tobacco NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any products advertised on this webiste.
 
SMOKING TEENS https://quitsmokingcommunity.org/teens-and-smoking/ Teens and smoking--a guide for parents with smoking teens by Quit Smoking Community. 
 
 
SOCIAL SECURITY http://backgroundchecks.org/the-complete-guide-to-social-security-disability-benefits.html  The complete guide to social security disability benefits
 
SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INCOME• http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/ • http://www.thesimpledollar.com/disability-benefits-guide/#social-security-disability-benefit-calculator   This guide breaks down qualifications and the application process, as well as provides a calculator that can help estimate monthly and annual benefits.
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION    https://growexceptionally.com/ ExceptionALLY was created to empower parents in the complex world of special education.  Special Education--3 summer steps for back to school prep
 
SPECIAL EDUCATION
Teacher Resources for Special Needs 
  
 
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?” Find more information about the WWC.  
 
SPORTING EVENTS https://sportfacts.org/guide-to-attending-a-ballgame-for-disabled-special-needs-senior-citizens/  Comprehensive Guide to Attending a Sporting Event for Disabled, Special Needs & Senior Citizens   
 
STEM   Teaching math and computer science to kids with special needs.  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the use of bitcoin or cryptocurrency  or the purchase in investment in BitIRA services.https://www.bitira.com/crypto-stem-for-kids-with-special-needs/
 
STEP BY STEP ACADEMY now known as BOUNDLESS  https://iamboundless.org/step-step-academy-now-known-boundless/  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.
 
 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE https://www.rehabcenter.net/autism-substance-abuse/    Substance abuse in individuals with autism
 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE https://neaddictions.com/substance-abuse-treatment-what-to-know/ Guide to substance abuse treatment plans.  NOTE: The Ohio Coaltion does not endorse any services nor products listed on this website. 
 
Ohio Dept. of Education resources on suicide prevention and help liness
2-1-1 Information and Referral database http://ohioairs.org/211-ohio/
 
TOILET TRAINING http://www.theautspot.com/library/article/60/autism_toilet_training_/ toilet training of children with autism
 
 TRANSPORTATION  Questions and Answers on Transportation: The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) answers questions on serving children with disabilities eligible for transportation.
 
TRAUMA 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 
 
TRAVEL  AUTISM https://online.simmons.edu/blog/preparing-trips-children-with-autism/ includes strategies and PDF  for planning trips for children with autism
 
TRAVEL AUTISM  https://www.accel.org/blog/traveling-with-autistic-children/  Advocates of children with special needs, non-profit organizations and care networks provide proven methods to help traveling with children with autism.
 
TRAVEL https://www.johnnyjet.com/flying-with-disabilities-and-special-needs-guide/  Flying with disabilities and special needs guide--NOTE; OCECD does not endorese the use of the credit cards and award points featured on this website.i
 
TRAVEL https://www.parking4less.com/flying-with-a-disability/  The full guide for flying with a disability.
Note:  Airport information is specific to the United Kingdom not the United States.  
 
TRAVEL https://upgradedpoints.com/air-travel-with-a-disability/ "ultimate guide to air travel with a disability"
Lists all major airlines and disability related services plus 800 numbers to call for assistance
 
TRAVEL  https://www.insurancewith.com/travelling-with-a-medical-condition/travelling-abroad-with-a-disability/ in-depth guide about safely traveling abroad and stateside, if you or family member has a disability
 
Our guide provides travel tips and airport considerations for each type of disability, as well as information on your rights and accommodations as a disabled traveler.      
 
These tips and resources will help you plan for your travel and overcome challenges that may arise.
 
 
TRAVEL https://millionmilesecrets.com/guides/how-to-make-flying-with-disabilities-less-stressful/ Fully Accessible Guide to Flying with Physical Disabilties, which provides airport accessibility information for every step of the travel process.  Note:  The Ohio Coalition does not endorse any of the ctedit cards mentioned in this guide.
 
TUTORING SERVICE Varsity Tutors   https://www.varsitytutors.com/virtual-school-day  Virtual School Day

Over 100 free live K-12 classes available all day long intended to help parents fill their children’s day with enriched learning. Some popular classes are "Intro to Spanish for Kids", “Coolest Women in History”, “Java Programming Basics”, and “The Story of Your Favorite Fairy Tales”. We have received exceptional ratings from thousands of parents and students. 

 

UNITED WAY 2-1-1 SERVICE  
http://ohioairs.org/211-ohio/

VAPING https://www.topregisterednurse.com/dangers-of-vaping-understanding-the-risks-and-how-to-stop/  Dangers of Vaping--understanding the risks and how to stop Note: OCECD does not endorse any services or products included in this resources.

VAPING https://www.sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/vaping/  How to get teens to stop vaping--a guide for parents and educators in 2020

VISION https://www.visioncenter.org/eye-conditions/  Describes common eye diseases and conditions

VISION    https://www1.fsgi.com/photophobia-light-sensitivity-in-children/  Photophobia and Light Sensitivity in Children   NOTE:  OCECD does not recommend the products and services provided by Facility Solutions Group FSG.

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

WHEELCHAIR SAFETY  https://uk.rs-online.com/web/generalDisplay.html?id=/home-safety-checklist-wheelchair-users  in-depth home safety checklist they have created for wheelchair users.  

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY https://www.southbayresidential.com/wheelchair-accessible-home-modifications.php  Creating a wheelchair friendly home--a complete guide

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