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 we you are experiencing hazardous driving conditions, 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.
Sep
16
Sun
2018
Toledo TOPSoccer
Sep 16 @ 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.

Sep
19
Wed
2018
The NEW IEP Forms (ASNO Practical Solutions Series) @ UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027
Sep 19 @ 9:00 pm – 11:15 pm

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) is offering “Learning about the new Individual Education Plan forms and answering IEP questions,” with Michelle Self, Ph.D., part of their popular Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism series.

Dr. Self is an adjunct professor of special education at Bowling Green State University. She teaches courses ranging from early childhood assessment to transitioning out of high school. Michelle is a national speaker on many different topics affecting students and families with special needs and is an education consultant/advocate through her organization, Partners for Educational Success LLC.

The Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism flier 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
20
Thu
2018
The NEW IEP Forms (ASNO Practical Solutions Series) @ UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027
Sep 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) is offering “Learning about the new Individual Education Plan forms and answering IEP questions,” with Michelle Self, Ph.D., part of their popular Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism series.

Dr. Self is an adjunct professor of special education at Bowling Green State University. She teaches courses ranging from early childhood assessment to transitioning out of high school. Michelle is a national speaker on many different topics affecting students and families with special needs and is an education consultant/advocate through her organization, Partners for Educational Success LLC.

The Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism flier 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.

 

[embeddoc url="http://cal.sstr1.org/files/Out_2018-2019_ASNO_Practical_Solutions_Flier.pdf" download="all" viewer="google" text="Download the flier (PDF)"]

Sep
27
Thu
2018
Writing Math Expressions and Graphing Equations with BrailleNote Touch
Sep 27 all-day
Sep
28
Fri
2018
Introduction to Connect 12 and Matt Connect
Sep 28 all-day
Moving Forward Together for Ohio’s Families, Northwest Regional Forum on FASD
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Double ARC Center for FASD, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction, and the Ohio Department of Heath are sponsoring this forum with expert, Sister Suzette Fisher. The forum is to raise awareness about the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. Register at bmegyesi@arenewedmindservices.org.

* Please register no later than Friday, September 21st *

Sep
30
Sun
2018
Toledo TOPSoccer
Sep 30 @ 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.

Oct
1
Mon
2018
National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM
Oct 1 all-day
National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2018. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign held in October that raises awareness about employment issues for disabled people, and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.

These videos from the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth can be a good accompaniment to NDEAM celebrations. In addition to a video about the National Youth Action Council on Transition, there are others featuring young people tackling important issues about living with a disability. These include “411 on Disability Disclosure” and “Making the Move to Managing Your Own Personal Assistance Services.” Both are accompanied by publications that can be downloaded from the website.

Oct
5
Fri
2018
Bittersweet Farms Music Vine 2018
Oct 5 @ 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

Bittersweet is teaming up with local musicians to offer Music Vine 2018, which includes live musical performances every Friday at Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse. Every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Music Vine will host different musicians who will provide live entertainment to the individuals who work at Bittersweet Farms. Music Vine is open to all community members and it is free to attend. Community members are invited to bring a lunch, a friend, and some chairs to enjoy some great, local music on Bittersweet’s beautiful 80-acre farm.

During the Friday Music Vines, Bittersweet will be hosting a vendor stand for products produced by Bittersweet Gardens, Bittersweet Creative Arts, and Bittersweet Culinary. Items for sale will include fresh vegetables from the gardens, homemade cookies, shelf stable pesto and tomato chutney, and art items – mixed media pieces, paintings, fused glass, ceramics, and woven items.

The event takes place every Friday beginning at 11:00 a.m. Music Vine will feature local musicians in Bittersweet’s pavilion. There will be live music, dancing, and singing. There will also be a Bittersweet marketplace where music goers may purchase Bittersweet products. Music Vine is free and open to community members.