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.
Jan
19
Fri
2018
JAWS/FOCUS/ElBraille Training @ Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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This in-service training is designed to re-introduce participants to the key functionality of JAWS screen reading software along with how to utilize FOCUS Braille display technology with JAWS. In addition, the program will introduce participants to Freedom Scientifics’ newest hardware device, the ElBraille portable Braille computer. JAWS/FOCUS/ElBraille Training will be facilitated by Mike Wood, VFO Education.

For more information and to register visit the AT-AEM Center website or contact Julie Pashovich at 614-410-1042.

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Feb
23
Fri
2018
Instructional Strategies for Math and Dealing with Nemeth in the UEB Context @ Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

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This one-day inservice will have two focuses for mathematics and students with visual impairments.

Morning Session

Through the morning discussion, demonstration, and hands-on activities, participants will

  • Become familiar with math instructional strategies for use with students who are blind and visually impaired,
  • Connect with other professionals who are involved with math instruction with students who are blind and visually impaired, and
  • Begin the thinking/planning process on how to use certain technologies with students in their home school district.

Afternoon Session

The afternoon will provide hands-on training through instruction, practice, and discussion, participants will

  • Become familiar with the general principles and symbols for code switching,
  • Explore the Braille Authority of North America (BANA) Guidance for Transcription Using the Nemeth Code within UEB Context, and
  • Practice brailling-specific examples of math for all levels.

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Mar
3
Sat
2018
Interpreting Strategies for Students Who Are Deafblind
Mar 3 @ 4:31 pm – 5:31 pm

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The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE) and the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center are sponsoring this training free of charge.

This one-day in-person training explores the unique needs of interpreting for students who are Deaf and also have visual impairment. Participants need an extensive knowledge of interpreting skills and concepts to attend. This training is targeted to Sign Language Interpreters. This training will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on March 3, 2018, at the Ohio State School for the Blind, located at 5220 N. High Street in Columbus, Ohio. The registration deadline is February 26, 2018.

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Mar
9
Fri
2018
Demystifying FASD Workshop @ Regina Hall at Lourdes University
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Do you find yourself wondering, “Why does this client not improve?” “Why can she give me the right answers but can’t carry them out?” “Is something else going on besides ADHD, ODD, and OCD in this client?” “At 18, why is he acting like a 10-year-old?”

With the latest FAS prevalence rates provided by the CDC of 1 in 20 children being born from an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, perhaps your client’s behaviors are due to the diffuse brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. They might have FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders). Double ARC has a multi-disciplinary FAS Diagnostic Team to help.

The Demystifying FASD Workshop training will help you understand FASD. We will discuss cause, prevalence and behavioral presentation of FASD and will introduce basic strategies. Double ARC staff will assist participants in creating strategies and applying knowledge to their practice. Screening and brief interventions will be presented as a means of preventing FASD.

Mar
13
Tue
2018
Positive Behavioral Interventions and IDEA 2004: Opportunities for Parenting & Teaching @ Lucas County Board of DD
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This training will overview the basic concepts of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Free Appropriate Public Education, the fundamentals of addressing behaviors in Individualized Education Programs, positive behavioral services, supports and interventions.

Participants will gain an understanding of what may cause undesirable behaviors, how to manage behaviors, and interventions that really work to help make the child more happy and productive at home and in the learning environment.

Parents of children with disabilities and professionals are invited to register for this free training by Sandy Brickner. The session is hosted by the Parent Mentor Program of the Educational Service Center of Lake Erie West and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

A printable flier is embedded below. If the visual document is not accessible, a link to the PDF file is available. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. Please send an email if a text-only version is preferred.

 

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Apr
3
Tue
2018
Ohio Department of Health Free Regional Vision & Hearing Training (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Apr 3 @ 6:23 pm – 7:23 pm
Apr
10
Tue
2018
Ohio Department of Health Free Regional Vision & Hearing Training (Toledo, Ohio)
Apr 10 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Apr
13
Fri
2018
Spring VI Network Meeting for Professionals Serving Students with Visual Impairments @ Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:15 pm

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The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness announces a Networking Meeting for Professionals Serving Students with Visual Impairments. The meeting will provide networking opportunities with colleagues and discussion around Learning Media Assessment, Assistive Technology and accommodations. Lunch is not provided.

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Apr
19
Thu
2018
Ohio Department of Health Free Regional Vision & Hearing Training (Concord, Ohio)
Apr 19 @ 6:21 pm – 7:21 pm
May
4
Fri
2018
NAMI Ohio 2018 Statewide Conference
May 4 – May 5 all-day

This year’s conference theme is Fulfilling the Promise and will focus on the various topics that impact individuals living with mental illness, their families and caregivers and those working within the mental health system. For the program schedule, including workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information visit the registration website. Keynote Address by Wil Wheaton. Wil Wheaton is an author, actor, and producer. He is best known for his work on The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Stand By Me. Wil lives with depression and anxiety, and is an outspoken advocate for mental health care. He is the recipient of the 2014 Rona and Ken Purdy Award to End Discrimination, awarded by NAMI.