Understood.org’s Neurodiversity and Stigma Study found that kids with learning and thinking differences, like ADHD and dyslexia, are 2-3x more likely to struggle with managing emotions, anxiety about going to school, and self-confidence compared to their neurotypical peers.
Many of the mental health and emotional challenges neurodivergent kids face are often linked to day-to-day situations and feelings they encounter – stigmas associated with their learning differences, academic challenges, and increased challenges with processing and managing emotions. But the current events and tragedies in our world paired with the ongoing impact of the pandemic are also increasingly and acutely affecting the mental and emotional well-being of children who learn and think differently. And in many instances, these events are making it more difficult or scary for kids to talk about their mental health.
4 Trainings presented by Tracy Gershwin. Breaking Bad, Keep Calm and Move On, What Does the Law Have to do with it?, A Matter of Trust: Family-Professional Partnership Practices that Promote Post-Secondary Success.
This is a 50 minute presentation for parents and other primary caregivers of adolescents to help raise awareness of mental health conditions. The goal of this presentation is to educate families about the early warning signs of mental illness and how early recognition, support and treatment may be keys to positive outcomes.
Please join OCECD as we host Amy Szymanski and Travis Taylor from The Ohio Department of Education to present, an overview on Ohio’s graduation requirements for the class of 2023 and beyond.
Ohio public schools, community schools, career centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities are encouraged to recognize the accomplishments of Ohio educators and students with disabilities by nominating them for these annual achievement awards.
Visit OCECD.org and register for access to our free On-Demand video library. After registration, you will receive a password via email to access all of our online trainings.