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.
Oct
7
Sun
2018
Unified Flag Football
Oct 7 @ 1:15 pm – 3:00 pm

The Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities and the University of Toledo are sponsoring a unified flag football league with the winning teams playing in the third annual TUB (Toledo Unity Bowl) on November 3, 2018, in the Glass Bowl!

Players must be 18 or over and have a completed application for Lucas County Special Olympics. Players are required to attend a pre-practice day to get them ready for screening day. The pre-practice day will be September 20, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Larc Lane. The meeting and screening/ tryout is at the University of Toledo on September 30, 2018, from 1:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. inside the UT Rec Center.

Games will be played on Sundays in October at the University of Toledo’s Carter Field, located off Douglas Road, on October 7, 21 and 28, from 1:15 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants must attend all sessions to stay in the league. Transportation is not provided. The deadline to register is September 7, 2018.
Contact Mary Beth Olender at 419-380-5141 for information.

Oct
10
Wed
2018
Stable Accounts @ Wood County Educational Service Center
Oct 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

The ST ABLE Program is just two years old and for the first time, provides tax-advantaged savings and investment opportunities to individuals with disabilities without risk of losing means-tested benefits. Individuals are able to save above their resource limit for their needs, while still keeping their benefits. Individuals are utilizing STABLE Accounts from all 50 states and have been able to save over 45 Million dollars in the process.

THis free event for parents and professionals is presented by Nicholas J. Hancart, Public Affairs Officer, STABLE Ohio Treasurer of State.

STABLE Accounts are a savings and investment opportunity for individuals with disabilities to help plan for the future, save money they have earned, use on a day to day basis, and many more uses. Additional information can be found online at https://www.stableaccount.com/

Oct
11
Thu
2018
Duxbury I – Introductory Level
Oct 11 – Oct 12 all-day
Oct
12
Fri
2018
Bittersweet Farms Music Vine 2018
Oct 12 @ 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

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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.

 

Oct
13
Sat
2018
App-y Happy Workshop: Behavioral Intervention & Scheduling @ Bittersweet Farms
Oct 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thanks to a grant from The Autism Provider Network of NW Ohio (formerly know as TRAN) we are happy to provide a six month series of app sharing workshops for parents, caregivers and professionals interested in learning about the benefits of assistive technology in the special needs community.

The App-y Happy Workshop Series is designed to shortcut the time-consuming process of finding apps for individuals with autism and other specific needs. We have found that providing app selection expertise has enabled families and teams to support individual’s progress towards reaching their goals. Whether they have a school-aged child with an Individual Education Program (IEP) or an adult needing help learning to improve specific skills, iTaalk’s education team can assist by showcasing apps for a wide range of particular needs.

These expert-led presentations will include one and a half hour sessions along with hands-on labs that describe and/or demonstrate successful applications of assistive technology for individuals with special healthcare needs. Our hope is for attendees to learn how to use mobile devices to effectively target skill development.

Date Session & Tentative Topics

  • September 8, 2018 | Free & Inexpensive Apps that Get the Job Done
  • October 13, 2018 | Behavioral Intervention & Scheduling
  • November 10, 2018 | Apps for Gaining Independence
  • December 8, 2018 | Fine Motor & Visual/Perceptual Skills
  • January 12, 2019 | Speech, Language & Communication
  • February 9, 2019 | Literacy & Communication

Credit Options

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided by the Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities for no additional fee (A 60-minute session = 0.1 CEUs). Registration is required to receive CEUs, free app codes, and giveaways that may take place!

Registration

The Fox Family Ride for Autism was a success this year and will be providing iPads to children (birth through 22). Interested individuals can apply online; attendance at at least APP-y Happy Workshop is required. Details and application can be found online.

7th Annual Safety Fair @ Sylvania Township Fire Department
Oct 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The annual Safety Fair will take place at the Sylvania Township Fire Department, located at 8210 West Sylvania Avenue in Sylvania, Ohio.This is the seventh year for this event. The event is open for parents who have children with special needs from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Oct
17
Wed
2018
Autism & Faith (ASNO Practical Solutions Series) @ UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027
Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) is offering “Autism and Faith,” with Ron Sandison, part of their popular Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism series.

Ron Sandison works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is an advisory board member of Autism Society Faith Initiative of Autism Society of America. Sandison has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. In 2016, Sandison wrote A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom. He has over 10,000 Scriptures memorized including 22 complete books of the New Testament. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their pet rabbit, Babs, and cat, Frishma.

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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Oct
18
Thu
2018
Autism & Faith (ASNO Practical Solutions Series) @ UT College of Engineering Seminar Room, Nitschke Hall Room 1027
Oct 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:45 am

The Autism Society of Northwest Ohio (ASNO) is offering “Autism and Faith,” with Ron Sandison, part of their popular Practical Solutions to Everyday Challenges in Autism series.

Ron Sandison works full time in the medical field and is a professor of theology at Destiny School of Ministry. He is an advisory board member of Autism Society Faith Initiative of Autism Society of America. Sandison has a Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University. In 2016, Sandison wrote A Parent’s Guide to Autism: Practical Advice. Biblical Wisdom. He has over 10,000 Scriptures memorized including 22 complete books of the New Testament. Ron and his wife, Kristen, reside in Rochester Hills, MI, with their pet rabbit, Babs, and cat, Frishma.

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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Oct
19
Fri
2018
Bittersweet Farms Music Vine 2018
Oct 19 @ 5:10 pm – 6:10 pm

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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.

 

Oct
20
Sat
2018
LifeCourse Planning: Creating a Plan for a Child with Deafblindness or Multiple Disabilities @ Hyatt Place Columbus/Dublin
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education (OCDBE), operated through the University of Cincinnati Systems Development & Improvement Center, is offering professional development in lifecourse planning for parents, educators, families, caregivers, and service providers.

The training will focus on using LifeCourse materials to create a LifeCourse Plan based on a the hopes and dreams of the child and family, plan to develop the goals and objectives of the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), and develop the child’s post-secondary transition plan of the IEP.

The presenter is Melane Barlow, LifeCourse Trainer/Consultant, Ohio State University Nisonger Center.
Registration is required. There is no cost to participate in the training and lunch will be provided for all participants. The last day to register is October 12, 2018.

A printable 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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