• Workshops and Events in the Cincinnati area:

     

    Have questions about your child’s services this fall? Concerned about your school’s reopening plans? Unsure if your student is receiving the education they’re entitled to?

    Join Disability Rights Ohio and Albeit Weiker, LLP for a live Back To School Webinar focusing on Special Education and COVID-19.

    The event will take place Tuesday, August 18th at 7:00 p.m.

    Event registration is open! Click here: https://bit.ly/DROB2SWebinar


    I am excited to share We Rock the Spectrum's Fall Camp Program. This program is designed for children enrolled in virtual learning for the school year. WRTS Cincinnati will be offering a clean and safe environment for children to complete their remote learning. Children will bring their laptops and headphones and will be socially distanced in groups by their grade level. This program will not only give students the ability to complete their learning, but also participate in arts and crafts and have recess in the Kids Gym. There will be a tutor on site to assist with learning as needed. Please feel free to pass along this flier and interest form to those in your communities. I am also adding a direct link to the Facebook post. Please contact Info@werockthespectrumcincinnati.com  if you have any questions! Thank you!! 

     

    https://www.facebook.com/100697624743555/posts/188263139320336/?d=n

     

    Interest Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebCSa_fR0wj2d03ldWg3FtrUo5MQFFrrjpUI25mqG2C-wv_w/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2D7EygUlYnfIWFRuA8SCMvzwR7XjcxGGqz_IrLpXHjxiUiX28oryqVyXc

     

    We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym "For All Kids"-Cincinnati

    4060 East Galbraith Rd. Unit 17

    Cincinnati, Ohio 45236

    www.werockthespectrumcincinnati.com

    www.facebook.com/wrtscincinnati 

    www.wrtsfranchise.com

    www.mybrotherrocksthespectrumfoundation.com

     

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    Cincinnati Area Transition Booster Sessions 2020

    Next upcoming Transition Booster Session:

    Guardianship & Alternatives

    is scheduled for

    Thursday, August 13, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    VIRTUALLY - Zoom

    Booster sessions are intended to provide information on the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Families, individuals with disabilities, educators, and other professionals are invited to attend these sessions at no cost.

    All Sessions are from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.

    AUG

    13

    Guardianship and Alternatives

    In this session you will learn what Guardianship is, what other options exist, and why it is important to think carefully about this decision; develop a better understanding of the legal considerations and process; see examples of county probate court forms and applications and become more prepared and empowered with resources to make informed decisions about your loved one’s life

    Speakers: Andrew Brennan, Disability Rights Ohio; Jane Gerhardt, Family Member; Lisa Portune, Family Member

    Register Online: http://bit.ly/2UGKbCd

    SEPT

    10

    Transition from Pediatric to Adult Health Care

    In this session you will learn about the differences between the pediatric and adult health care systems; preparing for a successful transition from pediatric to adult healthcare providers and how to successfully navigate the adult healthcare world. 

    Speakers: Jason Woodward, MD, CCHMC; Abby Nye, MD & Lauren Wang, MD, UC Physicians

    Register Online: http://bit.ly/2Szop0z

    OCT

    20

    Puberty, Relationships, Sexuality, and General Safety

    In this session, we will discuss the rationale for providing comprehensive health and sex education to exceptional learners, review some current research and facts related to relationships, sexuality and safety, share our experiences in teaching health and sex education concepts to young adults and adults with DD and discuss available curriculums and resources.

    Speakers: Amanda Tipkemper, HEIDT Center of Excellence & TJ Nestheide, HCDDS

    Register Online: http://bit.ly/38hkUTh

     

     


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    This is a survey for families of school-aged children (ages 6-22) with intellectual or developmental disabilities that we created in response to rapidly changing circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Your families’ input about their experiences during this time is vital for practitioners, educators, and others to understand how we can better support them. We are asking families to complete this survey at three time points (once every 2 months). Families who complete the survey will be entered into a lottery and will be eligible to win a $20 Amazon gift card at each time point.

    Please note, our survey is currently only offered in English, but we will be getting out a Spanish translated survey within the next few weeks. We will follow up when the Spanish-translated survey is available.

    Thank you so much for your help on this. Please feel free to reach out if you have any follow-up questions.

    TAKE OUR SURVEY ON FAMILIES' EXPERIENCES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC! 

    • Are you a biological parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, foster parent, friend or family member with caregiving responsibilities? 
    • DO YOU LIVE WITH A SCHOOL-AGED CHILD BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 22WITH AN INTELLECTUAL ORDEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY(I/DD)?
    • Are you interested to sharing about your experiences during this unique time?

    If you answered YES to the above questions, please participate in our study by taking a short survey online at three time points (once every 2 months). Your survey responses MATTER. They will help us determine how to support families during this crisis. You will also be entered into a raffle to win a $20 Amazon gift card each time you take the survey.

    Click on the link below to answer questions about your home life, work life, and health/well- being.

     
          Have questions about this research study?  No problem!  Feel free to contact
          Dr. Margaret Rosencrons atMargaret.rosencrans@osumc.edu 
     

    CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY

    If you do not want to receive emails from OCECD, please email me at kellyb@ocecd.org with the email where you receive them. Thanks, Kelly Buerger, Web Support


     

    The current pandemic and social and political climate have affected the families and communities we serve in myriad ways - from widespread unemployment and food insecurity to violence and the deaths of loved ones. These types of traumatic experiences can have profound and lasting effects, especially for children.

    In this webinar series, we'll explore trauma and the protective factors that help build resilience and counteract the adverse effects of trauma. We'll also see how communities, schools, organizations and individuals around the country are using a trauma-informed lens to guide their work.

    We encourage registrants to watch this 15-minute TED talk and read this short summary of the ACEs study prior to the first webinar for background on the science behind trauma.

    June 24:

    Join us for an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) 101 webinar that will highlight what ACEs are on a personal and community level, the importance of understanding the impacts of ACEs, the science behind adversity and how Fresno, CA has put together a Trauma and Resilience Network focused on engaging and supporting children and families in building resilience and beginning to heal the generational trauma in the community. (Webinar brought to you by members of The Children's Movement of FresnoFresno Cradle to Career and The Fresno Community Health Improvement Partnership)

    July 1:

    In this webinar, we'll focus on how two organizations are putting the research into practice. First, the South Dakota Statewide Family Engagement Center will share information and takeaways from their trauma training module for educators and providers. Then, Ready4K, an evidence-based family engagement curriculum delivered via text messages, will share their tips for communicating with and supporting families in a trauma-informed way.

    July 22:

    In this webinar, the Collaborative Action for Family Engagement Center, the Statewide Family Engagement Center for Maryland and Pennsylvania, will highlight the work happening around trauma-informed practices in MD and PA. Also, child psychologist Dr. Seth Shaffer will answer questions from families about how to ensure their child's social and emotional well-being during this time. He will provide tips and strategies to help families cope and overcome barriers associated with COVID.

    We are so happy that you value NAFSCE's webinars! You have registered for at least two webinars during this school year. To register for this webinar series and enjoy unlimited webinar access, please join NAFSCE today!

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    When you get a chance, please fill out the survey below :

    In March the Autism Society Greater Cincinnati started a twice a week online Parent Support Group and we are interested in your input, whether or not you have ever joined us. Would you take 2 minutes to complete this 5 question survey so we can better understand your needs and wants as a parent of a child with autism?

    Take this survey

    Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your busy day to help the Autism Society Greater Cincinnati better serve you!

    Remember, we’re here, we care, and we are in this together.

    #ASGCStongerTogether

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    *Please feel free to share this link with others. 

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    Big Blue Canopy’s Incredible Social Squad

    WHEN: Fridays, July 7th to July 31st

    TIME: 10 - 11am

    WHO: Children ages 4 to 7 years who would like to work on:

    • making friends and maintaining friendships
    • sharing and turn taking skills
    • understanding others’ perspectives
    • understanding and expressing emotions
    • initiating conversation, listening to others, carrying a conversation, and responding appropriately to others’ questions
    • eye contact and communication skills
    • problem solving in a challenging social situation
    • emotional regulation skills in a social situation

     

    WHERE: Big Blue Canopy, 11230 Cornell Park Drive, Blue Ash, OH 45242

    COST: $40/session

    REGISTRATION INFORMATION: puja@bigbluecanopy.com (513)880-6800

    Click here to fill out a short registration form

    Click here to view the flyer for more details!


    Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
     

    Virtual Programs • July 2020

    Let's Learn • Let's Empower • Let's Connect

    While we miss seeing everyone in person, our virtual programs have kept us connected and learning together.

    In addition to these new program options, we continue to provide support, resources, and outreach. While we can’t wait to see everyone again at our in-person programs and events, we remain committed to our mission and are still available to support each family and their unique needs during this time.

    Click here to view ALL of our JULY Virtual Programs!

    Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati
    4623 Wesley Avenue Suite A | Cincinnati,  45212
    5137615400 | dsagc@dsagc.com

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    Quick Reads

    Raising Expectation and Addressing Inequities in Edtech:  Technology and art teacher Mary Beth Hertz calls on educators to ask themselves key equity questions when considering edtech tools to adopt for digital teaching this fall.


    In the News

    Reopening America Won't Fix the Digital Divide Picking up on a Digital Promise webinar featuring President and CEO Karen Cator with Education Trust President and CEO John King, Jr., and Broward County Superintendent Robert Runcie, Lifewire reports on the digital inequities "laid bare" by COVID-19.

    “The stark reality is that this is really an equity crisis for the country. Distance learning has both revealed and exacerbated long-standing inequities,” said former Education Secretary under Barack Obama, John B. King Jr., during a recent online conversation hosted by Digital Promise President and CEO Karen Cator. 

    Listen to the webinar here.

                                              

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    Partnerships at Work 

    Building a national coalition of white education co-conspirators

    In a powerful piece, Black Educators Need White Co-conspirators to Combat Racism In Schools and Empower Our Students To Succeed, Kim Smith, executive director of Digital Promise's League of Innovative Schools, writes:  "System transformation resides in the privilege afforded to white leaders, from policymakers to nonprofit executives to superintendents who may have the best intentions but rarely achieve equitable results. Hence, the need for co-conspirators."

    Her call to action? Build a national coalition of white education co-conspirators who are willing to use their privilege to catalyze anti-racist actions in partnership, advocacy, and support of Black leaders, with the goal of creating the conditions for Black students to thrive.

    Sign up here. 

     
    JOIN US FOR THE 8TH ANNUAL RESOURCE EXPO!!! While this year will look different that it normally does, we are excited to provide the people of Butler County with valuable information while keeping everyone safe and healthy. Don't miss out on the first ever drive-thru expo experience! Registration is not needed to attend the event but vendors need to register at the link below.
     
    Interested in becoming a sponsor? Sponsorship supports printing of the resource rack cards and free training throughout the year. Contact Lauren Perry at perryl@bcesc.org for more information. 
     
    Butler County Family & Children First Council | 400 N. Erie Blvd. Hamilton, OH 45011 www.butlerfcfc.org
     
     
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    Easter Seals will be offering a New, Meaningful, Safe, In-Person program option to Transition Age Youth this summer. Please click here to view the informational flyer.

    To register or request information, including locations, pricing & funding support, contact Cindy Aardema, Community & Family Engagement Coordinator

    513-827-1088

    caardema@eastersealsgc.org 

    Two, 3-week sessions available: June 15 – July 2 and July 13 – July 31

    Hours Monday – Friday 9 am – 3 pm

    Program sizes will be limited and offered in two different age groups.

    For individuals ages 16 – 24 (Located in Norwood)

                        Transition age youth

                        Young adults who are still in school

                        Young adults who recently graduated

    This Work & Grow program will focus on identifying strengths and improving skills for community employment. Curriculum covers job readiness, job retention, navigating work environments and daily living skills. Easterseals staff will work to set up informative virtual interviews, job shadowing when possible, and small groups for work-related exercises.

    For individuals 25 and older (Located in Clifton & College Hill)

    Work & Grow for adults 25 and older will focus on learning the basics of living in our new world with COVID-19. Participants will learn how to stay safe and healthy at home and on the job will building skills for:

                        Job readiness

                        Job retention

                        Community outreach and networking

                        General communication

                        Daily living skills

    Curriculum can be customized to the individual’s likes and interests. As businesses reopen and expand hiring, small groups may go out into the community for activities or volunteer at our partnering sites in compliance with Ohioans Protecting Ohioans regulations.


    DDBP Outreach is partnering with Microsoft to offer a Virtual Summer Camp Series in June and July 2020. These 1-hour online workshops will include accessibility features tailored to children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. We are very excited for this opportunity!

    To view/print the flyer with full details click here. To register, families should email DDBPFamilySupport@cchmc.org. Space is limited 25 attendees per workshop.

    Smithsonian Hall of Fossils Tour (Ages 6+)

    Friday, June 12 at 12:00PM EST

    Minecraft Build Challenge (Ages 6+)

    Friday, June 26 at 12:00PM EST

    Smithsonian National Zoo Tour (Ages 6+)

    Friday, July 10 at 12:00PM EST

    Hour of Code - Minecraft (Ages 8+)

    Friday, July 24 at 12:00PM EST



    Do you know a child who has difficulty responding to life's challenges?  Struggle with stress or anxiety?  Act out in response to changes in the environment or unwanted demands?  If so, AIM could help!
     
    The University of Cincinnati's Advancement & Transition Services (ATS) is offering a 6-week AIM Clinic for children ages 11-14.  AIM is a behavior analytic curriculum for social-emotional development in children. It blends best practice in behavior analysis, mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to teach practical solutions for meeting life’s challenges with flexible thinking.
     
    Please click here to view/print the flyer for more information and also how to apply.  Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions.
     
    ~The ATS Team
     
    CEES--IMPACT--TAP
    Visit our website to learn more about these life-changing programs or email us at ats@uc.edu.
     

     
     

    Does your child need additional behavioral supports to participate effectively in a virtual program? 

    We've heard this all too much over the past month, so we are taking action!  Beyond Words has partnered with Accessing Abilities to offer this additional ABA support with some of our most popular virtual classes, as well as our individual music therapy lessons.

    Click here to view our flyer with more information.
    Click here to register for any of these virtual programs.

     

    Truth bomb... COVID-19 has taken a huge hit on Beyond Words.  Within two weeks of closing our studio doors, we rebuilt our programs into virtual mediums and are constantly adapting to the ever-changing needs of our students.  If you believe in what we are doing and have the means to give back - it would mean a lot to the employees and families.  Even if it is $1.  Seriously, every little bit helps small business like ours survive.  Thank you in advance for your support!


     

     


    Info Flyer on NEW ASGC Online Parent/Caregiver Support Groups!

    Hello everyone,

    The Autism Society Greater Cincinnati staff have been hard at work to take the comprehensive resources gathered at https://bit.ly/CincinnatiResources and break them down to one page by topic. Attached are the first of three topics: Social and Educational Activities, Understanding Covid-19, and Covid-19 Social Stories.  

    The link above will continue to be updated regularly, but we hope these shorter vesions by topic are useful to you as well!  Please feel free to share these with your friends, families that you support, colleagues, and networks.

    These can also be found electronically at the link below.

    Mary Helen Richer

    Executive Director

    Autism Society Greater Cincinnati

    513-371-4641

    Please note our NEW address:

    Autism Society Greater Cincinnati

    P.O. Box 75

    Milford, OH 45150

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    *Please feel free to share this link with others. 

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    CINCINNATI CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL DDBP RESEARCH

    Autism Spectrum Disorder Studies: CLICK HERE

    Down Syndrome Studies:  CLICK HERE


     


    Do you have or know of a high school student on an IEP looking for an engaging, fun, and meaningful summer camp with opportunities for internship experience and practice with setting and achieving goals? Our high school program, CEES, is offering this summer camp from 6/23-7/23.  
     
     

    Click here to view the flyer