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.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/adhd/  Discusses the connection between ADHD and addiction.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products or services listed on this website.

ADDICTION  https://delphihealthgroup.com/addiction-and-disabilities/  provides awareness and treatment 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

ADHD https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/mental-health/adhd/related/screening-tools/  Lists screening tools used to identify ADHD.
NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any services of products advertised on this website.

 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 comprehensive 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.* 

AUTISM TOILETING AND SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES https://www.love2sit.org/ 
Discusses sensory processing issues with toileting and/or toilet seats.
Includes a survey to determine need for a toilet seat that accommodates for sensory processing issues.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of products discussed on this website.
 
AUTISM SLEEP  Guide to Helping Kids with Autism Sleep Better  https://www.sleepjunkie.org/autism-and-sleep

AUTISM STIMMING https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/autism-stimming-causes-management-and-types/ NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the purchase of any products listed in this article.
 
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

AUTISM  -- WEIGHTED BLANKETS https://www.weightedblanketguides.com/benefits-autism-adhd/  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the purchase or use of any products on this website.  
 
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.

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.
 
 
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.

 


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 purchase of any products listed on this website.


CAR MODIFICATIONS https://www.fitmycar.com/journal/car-modification-for-persons-with-disabilities-what-you-need-to-know/ discusses car modifications for people with disabilities.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products listed on this website.

CAR MODIFICATIONS https://www.braunability.com/us/en/blog/mobility-solutions/beginners-guide-understanding-cars-for-handicapped.html NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products listed on this website. 

CAR MODIFICATIONS Car modification, registration and license for physically challenged | Ragesh in Full Throttle! (wordpress.com)  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase 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. 

DOWN SYNDROME and SLEEP https://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/how-to-overcome-down-syndrome-sleep-challenges/  Note: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products or services on this website.
 
DRIVER'S EDUCATION http://www.drivingoffice.com/ includes practice tests, etc. http://www.drivingoffice.com/search?q=OHIO 

DRIVER'S LICENSE--AUTISM https://www.thesimpledollar.com/insurance/auto/driving-with-autism-how-to-prepare-for-your-drivers-test/  includes how to prepare to pass driver's tests.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products or insurance advertised on this website.
  • 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 https://theclunkerjunker.com/blog/drivers-license-difficulties-with-autism/  Difficulties with getting a driver's license with autism
 

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?
   
 
  
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.
 
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/


  

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/


 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

HEARING IMPAIRED COCHLEAR IMPLANTS https://www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/cochlear-implants
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.
 

HIPAA FACT SHEET
 

HOME ACCESSIBILITY / BACKYARD https://bbqwork.com/backyard-modification/  This guide includes disability resources that may be helpful.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the purchase of any products or services listed 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 disabilities
NOTE: OCECD does endorse any products listed 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 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.

HOME ACCESSIBILITY GRANTS https://bestmobilityaids.com/disability-grants-for-home-improvements/ Note: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products listed on this website.
  
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.
 

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 agency.
 
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 websites listed by this agency.

INTERNET SAFETY https://www.verizon.com/info/family/managing-screen-time/  Managing screen time for teens and tweens.   
INTERNET SAFETY https://www.tennisdepartment.com/healthy-digital-citizens/  Heathy Digital Citizens guide for parents and educators to teach kids the principles 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 purchase 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 website.

 
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. 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.
  
The Ultimate parent guide for protecting your 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.
 
 the effects of social media on teen girls 
 
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 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 publishing.  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. NOTE:  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 classroom program.    
 
 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  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  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.

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  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 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

SERVICE DOGS https://www.petlisted.com/service-dog-guide/  A practical guide on how to get a service dog.  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorese the purchase of use of any services listed on this website.
 
Target's newest shopping cart, Caroline's Cart, gives parents 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 endorse the purchase or use of any products included in this blog.
 
SLEEP & AUTISM  DENTAL CARE https://sleepopolis.com/education/sleep-and-autism/ discusses 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 AND DOWN SYNDROMEhttps://www.mattressclarity.com/blog/how-to-overcome-down-syndrome-sleep-challenges/  Note: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of any products or services on this website.
 
  
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.  
 
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 Coalition does not endorse any services nor products listed on this website. 
 
Ohio Dept. of Education resources on suicide prevention and help lines

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

TOILETING AND SENSORY PROCESSING ISSUES https://www.love2sit.org/ 
Discusses sensory processing issues with toileting and/or toilet seats.
Includes a survey to determine need for a toilet seat that accommodates for sensory processing issues.  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse the use or purchase of products discussed on this website.
 
 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 endorse the use of the credit cards and award points featured on this website.
 
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 credit 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 resource.

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.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED-BLINDNESS FINANCIAL PLANNING https://www.moneygeek.com/financial-planning/resources-for-individuals-with-visual-impairments/  NOTE: OCECD does not endorse any services or products included in this resource.

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

WEIGHTED BLANKETS https://www.weightedblanketguides.com/benefits-autism-adhd/  NOTE:  OCECD does not endorse the purchase or use of any products on this website.  

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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