Calendar of Events

COVID-19 & Inclement Weather Policies Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most State Support Team 1 professional learning opportunities are offered online. When in-person training is necessary, proper sanitation, social distancing, and face covering protocols are utilized. We are carefully monitoring State Support Team health and will notify registrants of any event cancellations or location changes.   When we return to in-person training opportunities, please be mindful of weather conditions. If  hazardous driving conditions exist, call 800-346-8495 after 6:30 a.m. to learn if your workshop is delayed or cancelled. Should you feel conditions are too unsafe to travel, please leave a message to let us know you won’t be attending.
Stress Management for Families (DODD)
Feb 26 – Feb 27 all-day
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month
Mar 1 all-day

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It is a time to increase the public’s awareness and understanding of people who have developmental disabilities so these citizens will have increased access in our communities to employment, education, housing and social opportunities.

Self-Advocate Nate Turner will be a guest Sunday morning on 13abc’s Conklin and Company. The program airs at 11:00 a.m. Nate is the president of SALUTE.

The annual DD Awareness and Advocacy Day is March 5 at the Ohio Statehouse. Scheduled speakers include Governor Mike Dewine and Department of DD Director Jeff Davis. If you are not attending you can still watch the event live on the Ohio Channel website.

Regional Literacy Leaders Network @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

This event is part of an ongoing series. Registration is closed to outside attendance.

Humanware Webinar: Accessing, Editing & Submitting Assignments with Prodigi Connect 12/MATT Connect through Gmail & Google Classroom
Mar 1 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Jim Sullivan of HumanWare for a 30-minute webinar. He will review the process of accessing, editing and submitting assignments found in Gmail and Google Classroom with Prodigi Connect 12/MATT Connect. Access the webinar online and join with your PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android device OR enter the meeting ID 683 564 263 into the Zoom Meeting App on your Smartphone or Tablet.

For additional questions about the content, to schedule a webinar for your school district, or for links to the Connect 12 Skills Checklist you can contact Jim Sullivan via email or call 330-283-6042. The webinar will be recorded and a link can be provided upon request.

The agenda is listed below:

Accessing Material

  • Capture
  • Import PDF from Gmail
  • Import PFD from Google Classroom


  • Write
  • Highlight
  • Type


  • Gmail
  • Google Classroom
Toledo TOPSoccer
Mar 3 @ 12:45 pm – 1:50 pm

Toledo TOPSoccer is a dynamic program for any athlete facing special cognitive, physical and/or emotional challenges, allowing them to experience the game of soccer along with other players in their peer group. Participants of TOPSoccer may include but are not limited to children/adults who are blind, amputees, confined to a wheelchair, emotionally/mentally challenged, children/adults with autism, as well as children/adults with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, or other conditions that impair mobility, strength, and/or comprehension.

TOPSoccer integrates its participants by using current TFA and non-TFA players, friends and family as “Teammates” to help the participants both on and off the field as needed during TOPSoccer events.

TOPSoccer participants are placed in groups, organized by size, agility, mobility, the ability to follow directions, and lastly by age. The unique benefit to TOPSoccer is no upper age limit and participants may register as young as 5 years old.

Parents who may have thought they would never see their children with different abilities playing a sport or enjoying the social opportunities created through sports, get exactly that with TOPSoccer. Parents are able to relax and enjoy watching their children/adults having fun like their siblings or other children involved in TFA and the game of soccer.

We are incredibly fortunate to have key licensed professionals in the fields of Special Education, Clinical Psychology, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy to work alongside our TFA Coaches and Teammates to make this program a win-win for all involved.

2018/2019 Dates:

  • September 16 & 30, 2018
  • October 21, 2018
  • November 4 & 18, 2018
  • December 2 & 16, 2018
  • January 6 & 20, 2019
  • February 3 & 17, 2019
  • March 3 & 17, 2019
  • April 7, 2019

Although the program is free, participants must contact Elaine Stead, Club Registrar, at 419-392-4005 to register.

OLTS: Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study Training
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This is a training/refresher session for Ohio Longitudinal Transition Study (OLTS) Cohort IV school participants. Participants will receive information regarding procedural expectations and compliance regarding OLTS and indicator 14.

This event is for a predetermined audience. Registration is not open to outside attendance.

Duxbury I – Follow up
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day

Note: Duxbury I – Introductory Level was held on October 11 and 12, 2018.

PBIS 2-Day Training, Day 2
Mar 6 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

This event is part of an ongoing series. Registration is closed to outside attendance. Information on this two-day training was available on February 21, 2019.

SuccessBound Regional Meeting (Region 1) @ Holiday Inn French Quarter
Mar 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:45 pm

For information on the Region 1 meeting and other meetings, visit the SuccessBound website.

2019 Ohio Small & Rural Schools Annual State Conference @ Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
Mar 8 all-day

Registration is open for #DisruptEdLearning, the annual Ohio Small & Rural Schools Collaborative statewide conference. The event is scheduled for March 8 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center in Lewis Center, Ohio. The Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative is a partner with Future Ready Ohio. The conference is a valuable learning opportunity featuring national small- and rural-school leaders, powerful breakout sessions and partner demonstrations. The target audience is all educational leaders interested in collaboration and the collective impact of supporting each other to transform schools.

Featured speakers and presenters will include Dr. John Conrath from The Ohio State University, Dr. Bobby Moore from the Epic Impact Group, and Stephanie Meeks from the Ohio Department of Education. Learning Blade, Ohio State, INFOhio, and breakout sessions for teachers led by teachers will also be featured.

For more information, please visit the Ohio Small & Rural Collaborative website.