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May
30
Thu
2019
OACB 2019 Spring Conference
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Mark your calendars now for the OACB 2019 Spring Conference, which will take place May 30-31 in Columbus!

The theme for the 2019 Spring Conference is Service, and programming will focus on techniques that DD support professionals can use to re-center their efforts on the people and families they support.

Registration Coming Soon!

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
6
Thu
2019
PBIS 2-Day Training | Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports, Day 2
Jun 6 all-day

This is part of a two-day training. For information, please refer to day one on May 30, 2019.

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
Leading Together 2019 @ Hilton Columbus/Polaris
Jun 10 – Jun 12 all-day

Battelle for Kids is sponsoring Leading Together 2019. The Leading Together 2019 Conference is for courageous, innovative leaders in education to share your story to energize and inspire others on the same journey.

 

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
11
Tue
2019
2019 Horn Walter Awards
Jun 11 all-day
Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading
Jun 11 all-day

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Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading

 

Photo of David Kilpatrick Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading, is the first session in the 2019 Literacy Institute sponsored by Support Team 1. In this session, David Kilpatrick, Ph.D., will discuss how reading skills can be increased through evidence-based practices and approaches. He will discuss phonemic processes and the nature of word-level reading development and reading problems. He also will address assessment selection and how to interpret the results for instructional decision making.

This session will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West, located in Toledo, Ohio. It is designed specifically for all preschool through grade five (Pre-K – 5) teachers, administrators, literacy coaches, curriculum directors, and special education directors.

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About David A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D.

 

Photo of David KilpatrickDavid A. Kilpatrick, Ph.D., is associate professor of psychology for the State University of New York, College at Cortland and teaches courses in learning disabilities and educational psychology. He is also a New York State Certified School Psychologist and has done over a thousand evaluations of students with reading difficulties during his 27 years with the East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District.

David currently conducts research on reading difficulties and does professional development workshops for educators. He is also the author of Essentials of Assessing, Preventing, and Overcoming Reading Difficulties (Wiley, 2015) and Equipped for Reading Success: A Comprehensive, Step-by-Step Program for Developing Phonemic Awareness and Fluent Word Recognition (Casey & Kirsch Publishers, 2016). Learn more online at Equipped for Reading.

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Registration Information & Credit Options

 

This is the first session of the 2019 Literacy Institute:

  1. Effective Literacy Practices for Early Reading (June 11);
  2. Explicit Instruction in Literacy for All Learners (June 13); and
  3. Expanding Expression: A Multi-Sensory Tool for Improved Oral Expression & Writing (June 14).

Each session in this series offer five and one-half [5.5] contact hours. Participants may register for sessions independently or combine all three sessions for graduate credit through Ashland University.

Participants can register through the Ohio Department of Education’s STARS portal* or use the State Support Team 1 online registration form.

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Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West

 

The Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West is located at 2275 Collingwood Boulevard in Toledo, Ohio. A map with directions to this location is embedded below and available online.

 

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