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Jun
2
Sun
2019
Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Chuck E Cheese (Toledo)
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Chuck E Cheese from 9 am – 11 am. This event occurs the first Sunday of each month at the 5077 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio location.

Jun
4
Tue
2019
Taming the Tiger: Assessing and Addressing Unwanted Behaviors @ Hilton Garden Findlay
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The purpose of this session is to develop an understanding of: 1. the basic principles of behavior and behavior modification, 2. assessing behavior through Functional Behavior Assessment including using methods to understand and document unwanted behavior and assessing behavior as part of the development of effective behavior plans, and 3. effective communication to strengthen desired outcomes of behavior intervention for children with multiple disabilities and deafblindness.

Learn more about this event on OCALI’s NEXUS website.

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Sensory-Friendly Event at Sky Zone
Jun 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sky Zone makes every effort to accommodate guests with special needs. During Sensory Friendly jumps, they turn off the music and tone down the distractions. The cost is $8 per jumper with one FREE chaperone.

Jun
10
Mon
2019
Work Benefits You @ Lucas County Board of Development Disabilities (Enter at door G )
Jun 10 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Confused about SSI/SSDI and working? Health benefits? Reporting income? You are not alone. Join us for dinner and information on Monday evenings during June. Work Benefits You classes being offered June 10, 17, and 24, 2019 (Monday evenings). The classes provide information about the work benefits available to those who work while receiving SSI/SSDI.

Anyone can attend, including individuals with disabilities, families, providers, and staff. The classes are free and a meal is included for those who preregister. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Registration is through Rebecca Thieman by email or by calling 419-380-5446. Please include the number of all people you are bringing. Please let Rebecca know if there are transportation needs or if an interpreter is needed. Class size is limited.

Questions should be directed to Sherrie Hathaway, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, at 419/380-4021.

Basic Braille – June 10-13, 2019
Jun 10 @ 7:32 pm – Jun 13 @ 8:32 pm

The BEST Grant Summer Institute 2019 offers four braille courses that follow the braille courses provided by the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under contract with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Library of Congress. The goal of the BEST grant is to provide quality braille instruction to educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired and to improve their braille competency skills.

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user.

Learn more about this course.

Jun
13
Thu
2019
2019 Annual Ohio Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders Summer Behavior Institute (Save the Dates) @ Bowling Green State University
Jun 13 – Jun 14 all-day

Save the dates! More information to come!

Jun
14
Fri
2019
campUS: Positively Influencing Transition for Teens with Hearing Loss @ The Ohio State University, Torres House
Jun 14 – Jun 15 all-day

campUS is an overnight summer program for teens with hearing loss transitioning to college or work. This fun, action-packed learning experience is open to teens with hearing loss (sophomores, juniors, seniors, and recent HS graduates). In addition to the teen camp, there will also be a one-day professional and parent learning experience. You will not want to miss the campUS experience. Registration is open – for our SEVENTH year of campUS!

Learn more about this event on the OCALI NEXUS website.

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Summer Youth Work Experience/Career Exploration @ Deaf Services Center
Jun 16 – Jul 18 all-day

Save the date! We are offering two camps – the Summer Youth Work Experience, a 5 week program from June 16 to July 18, and a Career Exploration camp, which is a 3 week program from June 30 to July 18. We provide deaf youth with post-secondary options toward employment and living skills. To learn more or to enroll your child (ages 14-21), email Chris Kuhns.

Learn more about this event on the OCALI NEXUS website.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Work Benefits You @ Lucas County Board of Development Disabilities (Enter at door G )
Jun 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Confused about SSI/SSDI and working? Health benefits? Reporting income? You are not alone. Join us for dinner and information on Monday evenings during June. Work Benefits You classes being offered June 10, 17, and 24, 2019 (Monday evenings). The classes provide information about the work benefits available to those who work while receiving SSI/SSDI.

Anyone can attend, including individuals with disabilities, families, providers, and staff. The classes are free and a meal is included for those who preregister. Dinner will be served from 5:30 to 6:00 p.m.

Registration is through Rebecca Thieman by email or by calling 419-380-5446. Please include the number of all people you are bringing. Please let Rebecca know if there are transportation needs or if an interpreter is needed. Class size is limited.

Questions should be directed to Sherrie Hathaway, Community Inclusion Coordinator, Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities, at 419/380-4021.

Advanced Braille – June 17, 2019 – July 8, 2019
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm – Jul 8 @ 4:45 pm

The BEST Grant Summer Institute 2019 offers four braille courses that follow the braille courses provided by the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute, under contract with the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) Library of Congress. The goal of the BEST grant is to provide quality braille instruction to educators who serve students who are blind and visually impaired and to improve their braille competency skills.

This course is designed for educators who need advanced instruction in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the formats in which it is transcribed. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between onsite classes. Participants will have activities for independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille materials.

Learn more about this course.