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We continue our work on public policy issues that will improve the lives of the children and families we serve. We advise policy makers on many areas such as: reading, education, Medicaid and more. We have investigated over-representation of youth with disabilities in Ohio’s juvenile system and are assisting to make change. We will continue to work in all these areas and more, with your help. We will continue to provide training, conferences, and individual consultation as our resources allow. Please join us in this effort.

You can show your support for children with disabilities by becoming one of the many new concerned members of OCECD. As a member you will receive state and national information which will keep you abreast of new developments in public policy.  See the membership forms to the right.  You may join as an individual member for $50/year or if you belong to an organization who's goals are aligned with OCECD, you may apply to become a state or regional member organization.  
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Give While You Shop at Kroger Stores
If You Shop Kroger, Use Their Community Rewards Program and Help OCECD Serve Kids!
To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:

Register online at

Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy if you already have one and register your card with our organization after you sign up.

If you are new to the Kroger online account:
You must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the "New Customer?" box. Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store near you, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions.  You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email. 

If you have already set up a Kroger online account:

Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step. Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number. Update or confirm your information.  Search for "Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities", select organization from list and click on confirm.   You will need to insert the following numbers: VK317   To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see our organization's name on the right side of your information page. REMEMBER, purchases will not count for OCECD until after you register your card.  Do you use your phone number at the register? Call (877) 576-7587 to get your Kroger Plus card number and follow the same instructions.

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