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
21
Sun
2018
Toledo TOPSoccer
Oct 21 @ 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.

Unified Flag Football
Oct 21 @ 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
22
Mon
2018
Community Cafe: STABLE Accounts @ NAMI Greater Toledo
Oct 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Nicholas Hancart, STABLE Account, Ohio Office of the Treasurer, will be presenting on STABLE Accounts. A STABLE Account is an investment account available to eligible individuals with disabilities. STABLE Accounts allow individuals with disabilities to save and invest money without losing eligibility for certain public benefits programs, like Medicaid or SSI. Mr. Hancart will be addressing regulations, eligibility, access and benefits.

Note: Please RSVP by Thursday, October 18; lunch will be provided for those who RSVP by the 18th. Please also include any dietary restrictions.

Oct
25
Thu
2018
Duxbury II – Advanced Level
Oct 25 – Oct 26 all-day
Oct
26
Fri
2018
Bittersweet Farms Music Vine 2018
Oct 26 @ 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
28
Sun
2018
Unified Flag Football
Oct 28 @ 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
29
Mon
2018
MathType Software Training @ OCALI
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

As part of the BEST Grant’s goals to support the implementation of braille instruction and braille technology, BEST is offering a professional development workshop focused on the MathType software. The instructor will facilitate the session with a hands-on learning approach. The training is open to educators and support staff serving students with visual impairments at no cost.

Using MathType with the BANA template and Microsoft Word is an effective combination for preparing math documents. The primary focus of this hands-on training is learning how to use MathType. Additional options will be discussed for those situations when MathType is not an option. (e.g. long division).
Software Provided

A one-year subscription for the Mathtype software or an upgrade will be provided to each district or agency represented (one per district/agency).
The instructor is Susan Christensen, DBT Specialist.

Prerequisite: You must have attended a DBT I or DBT II training since October 2016 to participate.

Nov
1
Thu
2018
MathType Software
Nov 1 all-day
Nov
2
Fri
2018
18th Annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference @ Embassy Suites Dublin
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day

Ohio SIBS, the state’s largest advocacy organization for adult siblings of people with developmental disabilities, will host the 18th Annual Ohio Adult Sibling Conference on Friday, November 2, and Saturday, November 3, in Dublin—located just north of Columbus.

The event will feature presentations on self-determination, direct service professional recruitment efforts, supported decision making, electronic visit verification (EVV), and other topics. More information on this event is available online.

Nov
4
Sun
2018
Toledo TOPSoccer
Nov 4 @ 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.