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Sep
5
Thu
2019
Scanning for Large Print, Braille & Audio
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day

This workshop will provide training in the use of Abbyy FineReader, an OCR (Optical Character Recognition) program used to convert the images of printed documents into electronically editable text. Microsoft Word will be used to demonstrate clean-up methods and for formatting braille and large print. Register for Scanning for Large Print, Braille and Audio online.

Sep
6
Fri
2019
Emergent Literacy Series, Birth to Age 5 (Part 1 – Mahoning County) @ Wood County Educational Service Center
Sep 6 all-day
COS | Child Outcomes Summary Training, Part 1 & 2 @ Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented by Heather Gaskins, M.F.C.S., this training focuses on the Childhood Outcomes Summary Form (COSF), a seven-point scale for summarizing information related to a child’s progress on three child outcome areas required by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). This training is for NEW preschool special education supervisors and teachers, service providers, program administrators, and Help Me Grow staff who are working with children with special needs.

Part I COSF training will take place  in the morning. Part II will take place in the afternoon. Registration is through the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association (OCCRRA). In OCCRRA, participants must enter ST number ST10081968 for the Part I training and ST10081970 for Part II). This training provides six [6] hours of credit.

Bittersweet Farms Music Vine 2019
Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Bittersweet is thrilled to have the Grand Rapids Historical Society and Arts Commission sponsoring our weekly Music Vine events! Every Friday, individuals from Bittersweet take a trip into the Village of Grand Rapids to enjoy live musical performances along the Maumee River at the Jerry Wright Pavillion.

The event takes place every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Town Hall Auditorium in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Music Vine is open to all community members and it is free to attend. Follow Bittersweet on Facebook for details.

The flier for this event is embedded in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) below. A direct link to the PDF file follows the embedded document. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

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Sep
7
Sat
2019
Free Sensory Room (Toledo) @ Finnegan Family Autism Center
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Promedica offers a free sensory room community resource benefiting children with special needs and their siblings. A printable flier with the September schedule is embedded in Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) below. A direct link to the PDF file follows the embedded document. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

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Sep
9
Mon
2019
Bittersweet 6-week Fall Multi-Sport Program @ Total Sports Rossford
Sep 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Bittersweet Farms is partnering with Total Sports in Rossford to provide a 6-week Fall Multi-Sport Program for individuals 13 to 22 years of age who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. This program will take place on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. from September 9 through October 14, 2019. Partial scholarships are available through Bittersweet Farms.

Please send questions or register through to Meghan Oberle.

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Sep
10
Tue
2019
Tactile Graphics: A Dual Challenge Producing on the Fly & Teaching Students to Read Them
Sep 10 all-day

Designed for itinerant personnel who support students who are blind or visually impaired, this workshop will focus on two important topics:

How tactile learners understand and interpret tactile graphics, and how to teach them to efficiently use them; and techniques and materials to quickly produce tactile graphics often needed in a school setting. Development of stock from which to draw to quickly make graphics will be discussed, as well as time-saving techniques. Register for Tactile Graphics: A Dual Challenge Producing on the Fly and Teaching Students to Read Them online.

Vision & Hearing Screening Training (ODH)
Sep 10 all-day
PBIS 2-Day Training | Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (September 10 & 24)
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

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Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

 

The State Support Team 1 is pleased to sponsor a two-day training presented by Tamie Cruz, M.A. This training is designed to provide building and district teams with the essential elements for implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

During the training, a variety of topics will be covered including exploring school-wide attitudes toward behavior, determining what is already in place regarding behavior intervention, and planning the next steps. Team members will begin to develop a district-wide common office discipline referral form, three to five expectations, and a behavior matrix.

PBIS creates a framework to help all school staff determine behavior expectations, teach those expectations directly and develop both positive and negative consequences for behavior. The consistency that results helps to meet all learners’ needs, including those who have disabilities.

 

Team Composition & Information

To be effective, teams should be comprised of a broad representation of at least five and up to 10 staff members. Teams must be composed of at least one administrator and special education intervention specialist along with a variety of teachers and related service providers. Additional team members, such as paraprofessionals are welcome.

The training is from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 10 and 24, 2019, at Willow Bend Country Club in Van Wert, Ohio. Lunch is not provided. Contact hours [11] are available for the two-day training.

 

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Willow Bend Country Club

 

Owens Community College,Heritage Hall, is located at 579 Hospital Drive in Van Wert, Ohio. A map of the location is embedded below and available online.

 

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Tactile Graphics: A Dual Challenge Producting “On the Fly” & Teaching Students to Read them @ OCALI
Sep 10 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

This session is designed for itinerant personnel who support students who are blind or visually impaired. The session will focus on techniques and materials to quickly produce tactile graphics often needed in a school setting. The development of stock from which to draw to quickly make graphics will be discussed, as well as time-saving techniques.

The instructor is Lucia Hasty, MA, Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Founder of Rocky Mountain Braille Associates