• Workshops and Events in the Cincinnati area:

     


     

    Hello & Happy New Year from Trumpet Behavioral Health! 

     

    Start your year out right by attending our first Stress-Free Dental Hygiene Event with our wonderful partner, Montgomery Pediatric Dentistry. 

     

    This is a free event, but an RSVP is required. More details on our flyer! Please feel free to share the flyer with all who are interested. All ages welcome!

     

    When: Thursday, Jan. 30th 11:00-12:00 pm

    Where: 4881 Cooper Rd. Blue Ash, OH 45242

    RSVP:  https://tbh.com/events/stressfreedentist-cincinatti/  

     

    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

     

    Christina M. Miller M.A., BCBA, COBA

    Senior Clinician

    Phone: (408) 472-9713

    cmiller@tbh.com

    Trumpet Behavioral Health

    Cincinnati, OH

    300 E. Business Way, Suite 200

    www.tbh.com

     

    Complete the Five Year State Plan Survey to provide feedback on issues and problems that affect people with developmental disabilities.

    Deadline is January 31!

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RGMMWWT?fbclid=IwAR1Pz3cpuT18zBETc9bUg5Odh9xyCqN9Wpdl021ojuSz-vkha_crYFR7yf0 

    The input will then be used to develop the next five-year plan (2022 - 2027) for the DD Council that will allow it to develop grants and projects that benefit the developmental disability community across the state. This is a powerful form of advocacy, and we hope you participate.

    Deadline is January 31, 2020!


    Ohioans with Disabilities, Make Your Voice Heard!


    What issues are important to you? Transportation, employment, housing, other? Now is your chance to share what matters to you!

     

    Complete the Five Year State Plan Survey to provide feedback on issues and problems that affect people with developmental disabilities. Deadline is January 31!


    TAKE THE SURVEY


    The input will then be used to develop the next five-year plan (2022 - 2027) for the DD Council that will allow it to develop grants and projects that benefit the developmental disability community across the state. This is a powerful form of advocacy, and we hope you participate.

     

    Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council | dcc.ohio.gov

     

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    An exciting training opportunity!

    Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio is offering a four part series of SexEd Mini Sessions. These four hour workshops will be focused on how to discuss healthy relationships, boundaries and various sexual health topics with people with developmental disabilities. See the attached flyer for more information on workshop topics, dates and times.

    The first session will be held on January 21st, from 1pm-5pm at the Dayton Metro Library. The cost is $49 per session or you can register for all four for only $147.

    Register today, space is limited! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    CEU’s for Social Work, Counselors and Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) are pending approval. Please share this opportunity with your colleagues and parents/caregivers of your clients. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Sarah Dahlston, CSE, CHES®

    Director of Education

    She/her/hers

    Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region

    O: 937.528.4662

    C: 937.674.5226

    F: 937.528.4663

    Make a donation at supportppswo.org.

     

    Debunking the Three Biggest Myths about Disability Benefits and Work

    Wednesday, January 22, 2020

    3 – 4:30 p.m. ET

     

    Join us on January 22 for our next WISE webinar!

    Get the facts about Social Security disability benefits and work! We’re debunking myths and sharing important information to help you as you make the decision to work, look for a job, and successfully transition to work.

    Join the webinar to find answers to questions like:

    • Where can I learn more about how working and earning income will affect my Social Security disability benefits?
    • What types of services and job supports are available to help me transition to the workplace and work towards my career goals?
    • How can I connect with a Ticket program service provider?

    Register now

    Online: choosework.ssa.gov/wise

    By Phone: 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

    You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder.

    Questions about Ticket to Work?

    The Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI) and want to work. Monthly WISE webinars offer you the opportunity to learn more about this important Social Security program, Work Incentives and other resources that can help you, or someone you know, succeed on the path to financial independence through work.

    Email us: support@choosework.ssa.gov

    Call us: 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

    Visit our website: choosework.ssa.gov 

    Use our Share button to share this information with your family and friends! 

     

    Social Security's Ticket to Work Program

    Call the Ticket to Work Help Line

    1-866-968-7842 
    1-866-833-2967 (TTY)

    Social Security’s Ticket program supports career development for people ages 18 through 64 who receive Social Security disability benefits (SSI or SSDI) and want to work.



    ALL FLYERS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE (photos and PDFs available).  You must choose to use the app or continue to the website to access flyers.

     

    Family support questions and requests should be emailed to ddbpfamilysupport@cchmc.org .  A member of our family support team will contact you as soon as possible.

     

    Next newsletter:  JANUARY 20

    “Extra Editions” may be sent throughout the year as needed. 

     

    New items, edits, and web links are in blue.

    ALL FLYERS can be accessed through flyer link at top of email.

    LOOK BELOW!  Research studies at the bottom.


    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL EVENTS and SERVICES

    JAN 27:  DDBP OUTREACH “Managing Anxiety” (5:30pm-8:00pm; Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus)

    $10 per two adult attendees; MUST register online at https://bit.ly/35rkTKw

    For: parents/caregivers of children ages 8+ with developmental disabilities

    (FLYER in file link at top of email)

     

    JAN 29:  DDBP Outreach Family Navigation Workshop “Supporting Siblings” (10:30am-Noon; Cincinnati Public Library, Oakley Branch at 4033 Gilmore)

    FREE but must register at https://bit.ly/2QDQEvq

    For:  parents and caregivers

    Event Basics:  focused discussion with opportunity to meet with other parents/caregivers of children

    (Flyer in link above)


    *Reminder* FEB 8:  Cincinnati Children’s SIBSHOPS (10am-1pm; DDBP building or Jack Rubinstein MOB)

    $10 fee.  Must register at 513-636-4601 or perlmancenter@cchmc.org

    FOR:  siblings 8-12 years of age

    (FLYER in file link at top of email)

     

    *Reminder* DDBP OUTREACH CALENDAR FOR JANUARY-JULY 2020 is now available!

    (FLYER in file link at top of email)

     

    *Reminder* Save the Date!  April 3, 2020:  Empowering Families Symposium “Advocating for Children and Adolescents with Special Needs” (Full Day; Xavier Cintas Center)

    (FLYER in file link at top of email)

     


    COMMUNITY and GCAIN (Greater Cincinnati Access and Inclusion Network) ACTIVITIES

     

    *Reminder* JAN 19:  CINCINNATI CYCLONES Sensory Friendly Game (Puck drops at 3 pm, doors open at 2 pm; Heritage Bank Arena)

    Tickets:  $18-30 + fees HERE or call the ticket office at 513-421-7825

    There is a Marvel Ticket package available for $77:  includes 4 tickets to the game, 4 Marvel posters, and 4 coupons for Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    Alternative Family 4-Pack ticket package for $77:  4 tickets to the game, 4 Cyclones hats, and 4 coupons for Chick-fil-A sandwiches

    FOR:  ALL family members

    EVENT BRIEF:  Marvel superheroes will be there (game theme), accommodations for light and sound, “Chill” Zone, Sensory Kits available to borrow, social narrative (on page), trained staff, and DDBP staff will be there.  Click on ticket link above for details.  Flyer should be published soon.

    **The Cincinnati Cyclones are members of Greater Cincinnati Access and Inclusion Network (GCAIN) with Dr. Jen.


    JAN 18 and JAN 19:  Great Parks “Wonderful Winter Weekend” Sensory Sensitive Hours (10-11am; Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center)

    FREE but a craft is offered for a small fee.  Social narrative available in file link above.

    For:  ALL family members

    Event Basics: winter themed games, activities, zany photo op, live animals, craft (fee required)

    (FLYER in file link above)

     


    JAN 19:  Great Parks “Step Into the Ice Age” Sensory Friendly Hour (10-11am; Sharon Centre in Sharon Woods)

    FREE but a craft is offered for a small fee.  Social narrative available in file link above.

    For:  ALL family members

    Event Basics:  nature interpreters transform nature station into a Pleistocene forest, ice age crafts, touch a real mammoth leg bone

    (FLYER in file link above)

     


    JAN 25:  Cincinnati Art Museum “Sensory Saturday” and “Connect” for Adults (9:30am-11:30am for Sensory Saturday, 11am-12pm for Connect)

    FREE but reservations recommended for Connect program only.

    FOR: all ages

    (FLYER in file link at top of email)

     

    ASGC Support and Social Groups for January

    • Adults with Autism Support Group:  Jan 5, 12,19, 26
    • Preschool Playtime:  Jan 18
    • School Age Playtime:  Jan 11
    • Teen Time:  Jan 10
    • Let’s Talk about OT, PT, and Speech Therapy:  Jan 16

    (FLYERS in file link at top of email)


    FEB 27 and MARCH 5:  DDBP Outreach 2-Day Toilet Training Children with Developmental Disabilities (9am-Noon; Cincinnati Children’s Liberty Campus)

    $25 one-time registration fee per family.  Register with Jennifer Gastright at jennifer.gastright@cchmc.org or 513-636-2742

    For:  parents and caregivers (adults only, no childcare)

    Event Basics:  group format, coaches you through toilet training a child with DD, individual and/or intensive follow-up services are available if needed AFTER class is completed

    (FLYER in file link above)


    You’re invited to SIB CLUB hosted by Cincinnati Children’s Family Relations, Child Life, and Social Services EVERY TUESDAY (5-6pm; Family Resource Center at Main Hospital)

    FREE and no registration required.  Pizza will be provided.  DDBP is not involved with this event.

    For:  siblings of Cincinnati Children’s patients (includes DDBP outpatients) ages 4 and up

    Event Basics:  parents are not required to stay in the Family Resource Center but they must remain on hospital premises during the hour, social opportunity

    (FLYER in file link above)

     


    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DDBP RESEARCH

     

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Studies: CLICK HERE

    Down Syndrome Studies:  CLICK HERE


     

    Free parent training on Thurs. Jan. 23 at 6:30p in Centerville and Tues. Feb. 4 at 6:30p in Cincinnati. We all want to stop behavior before it even starts! Parents are invited to learn strategies to help stop behaviors before they start.

    The focus of this workshop will be on antecedent strategies in a practical manner.

    RSVP required to lisa@keyaba.com

    Click here to the flyer


    St. Rita Playgroup for Children with Special Needs

    Tuesday and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    Questions: Megan Havens, Elementary principal: mhavens@srsdeaf.org

    Click here for the flyer


     

     


    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DDBP RESEARCH

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Studies: CLICK HERE

    Down Syndrome Studies:  CLICK HERE

     


    ROLLING CALENDAR

    Our training and event calendar can be found online at:  https://www.ucucedd.org/training/

     

    The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Sensory-Friendly Performances for 2019-2020 ANNOUNCED!

    Tickets $8-10 with code depending on the time of the week. Ticketing information visit their website:  CLICK HERE

     


    Transition to Adulthood: Resource. Plan. Prepare. 

    Click here to view/print the flyer

    Transition planning is intended to prepare students to move from the world of school to the world of adulthood.  It's never too early to begin.

    This FREE training series is ideal for professionals and caregivers to ask questions, grow resources, and network with others embarking on the transition journey.  Register to attend one or all four sessions.

    Professional CEUs pending.

     

    Each session occurs from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Union Township Civic Center

    Registration is encouraged, but not required. https://clermonttransitionseries.eventbrite.com

     

    February 25th, 2020

    Connecting to Providers

    Local Community Adult & Transition Service & Support Providers

    • Clermont DD? OOD? OMJ? What does it all mean? What do they do? 
    • Q&A discussion with providers to learn about:
      • Service delivery,
      • How and when to access supports,
      • Types of funding accepted.
    • Time to talk one on one with providers. 

    April 21st, 2020

    Braided Services & Multi-Agency Collaboration

    Warren County Educational Service Center & Team

    • Braided Services allow for creative opportunities for people who may have unique needs and challenges which necessitate individualized and flexible schedules. 
    • Hear an example of how multiple agencies partner to support people in a way that honors and nurtures individual skills and talents.

    Please contact Anne Tapia at anne.tapia@cchmc.org or 513-636-7616 with questions. 

    The Transition to Adulthood Training Series is Sponsored by the Clermont County RAAC Task Force

     

    *This resource has been sent by the Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC).  RAAC may not be involved in this event or training.  For questions about the event listed above, please note the contact involved and reach out to them. 

     

    *Looking for other events and trainings?  Check out this folder of flyers!

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bpi98hwb84xkjku/AACXBGzvfeoJV3Za_MKWvNzda?dl=0

    *Please feel free to share this link with others. 

     Please note, inclusion of flyers is not an endorsement or promotion of any particular agency or event. 

     

     


    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL EVENTS and SERVICES

    ALL FLYERS CAN BE ACCESSED HERE  (click for photos and PDFs of all flyers)

    Family support questions and requests should be emailed to ddbpfamilysupport@cchmc.org . 

    A member of our family support team will contact you as soon as possible.

     

    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DDBP RESEARCH

     

    AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD) STUDY for 9th and 12th Graders with High-Functioning ASD and Their Parent

    Recruitment is open for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (grades 9-12 and IQ>70) for our daily living skills intervention research study. As part of the study, families receive a brief updated assessment (i.e., ADOS-2, cognitive testing, Vineland-3). If families are eligible, they will then be randomized to either a daily living skills intervention or the PEERS social skills intervention. Both interventions are 14-weeks long for 90-minutes and there is a parent and a teen component. The intervention is of no cost to families and we are seeing some really positive and exciting results from families who have participated thus far (e.g., getting up on their own and ready for school in the morning, cooking spaghetti and meatballs for their family’s dinner, going on first dates, getting together with a friend at the movies, etc.).  We will begin running the groups in February 2020 and we are currently meeting with families and teens for an assessment to determine if they are eligible to participate.  Please contact Meera Patel at meera.patel2@cchmc.org or 513-803-8901.  Flyer found through ASD studies link after this paragraph and through file link above.

     

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Studies: CLICK HERE

    Down Syndrome Studies:  CLICK HERE


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