2023 REGISTRATION IS OPENStepping Stones is excited to share updates on weekend recreation program options for children, teens and adults with disabilities! Registration for 2023 dates is now open.Please Note: Program spots are limited.We encourage everyone to apply as early as possible.SATURDAY KIDS CLUBAges 5 - 16Given Campus in Indian Hill$55 per sessionChildren and young teens bond with their peers over fun seasonal activities in art, nature, sensory and more. Saturday Clubs operate twice a month at our Given Campus in Indian Hill.2023 DATES:
TIME:9:00 am - 2:00 pmADDRESS:5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243WEEKEND RESPITESAges 16 - 65+Allyn Campus in Batavia$350 per sessionParticipants move into our scenic 47-acre Allyn Campus on Friday evening and enjoy a fun-filled stay through Sunday afternoon. Activities include art, sensory science, wellness, talent shows and more.2023 DATES
- January 7
- January 21
- February 4
- February 18
- March 4
- March 18
- April 1
- April 15
TIME:9:00 am - 2:00 pmADDRESS:1414 Lake Allyn Rd, Batavia, OH 45103Program includes commercial kitchen, professionally equipped to accommodate special dietary needs.All programs include a highly trained staff, licensed nurses, certified lifeguards, activities adaptable for all abilities and small group ratios.To pay for services, we accept IO, level one and SELF waivers from the state of Ohio as well as other third-party or private funding sources.FREE OVERNIGHT PROGRAM OPPORTUNITYStepping Stones is pleased to announce an opportunity for adults to register for a FREE overnight program experience with us in a Weekend Respite or Overnight Staycation next summer.ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
- Jan 13 - 15
- Jan 27 - 29
- Feb 10 - 12
- Feb 24 - 26
- Mar 10 - 12
- Mar 24 - 26
- April 21 - 23
HOW TO APPLYTo learn more about this free overnight program opportunity, please contact our Client Services Dept. at (513) 965-5108 to learn more and register.HELP SPREAD THE WORDClick to download, below, and feel free to share with anyone you feel would benefit from our services!CRITERIA OF SERVICEStepping Stones strives to safely accommodate as many participants as possible. We're currently unable to serve participants who demonstrate one or more of the following:
- Ohio resident age 18 - 65+
- Does not have an active Ohio waiver
- Meets service criteria (below)
- Require 1:1 services
- Demonstrate harmful behaviors at high frequency
- Unable to stay or sleep in a group setting
- Severe self-injurious behavior
- Unable to perform personal care tasks independently or with verbal prompting
Stepping Stones, Inc. | 5650 Given Road, Cincinnati, OH 45243 HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!
Mason Challenger Baseball
registration is now open!
Please consider helping us get the word out about the
Mason Challenger 2023 Spring Registration.
Mason Challenger 2023 Spring Baseball Season is now open!
Our registration is open from November 1, 2022 thru January 31, 2023.
We would love your help getting the word out about our program. We have attached a current flyer with information and links to the website.
Yes! we play in Mason- BUT our program is open to all youth and adults that live with a disability in Southwest, Ohio.
Our program continues to grow every year. This will be our 11th season.
Last year we had over 105 participants on 10 teams.
Mason Challenger is an adaptive baseball program
for those that live with a disability.
We welcome all youth and adults living with a disability
to come play with us.
We are able to adapt our program with the help of baseball buddies.
Our program is similar to a typical Little League Program. We currently play on typical baseball fields, each participants is assigned to a team that is based on age and ability. We offer a Minor League, Major League and our Senior League.
Player receive a team jersey, hat and a participation award at the end of the season. We use the same equipment that their neurotypical friends and siblings do.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
You can reach out to Susan Murdock at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone/text at 513-225-9699
Thank you for sharing our opportunity with those living with a disability.
Mason Challenger League
Mason Youth Organization
P.O. Box 441
Mason, OH 45040
org Mason Youth Organization
For general inquiries, please contact your organization directly.
Email: president@masonyouth. org 746 Willoughby Way NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
www.sportsconnect.comDDBP NEWS: Nov 7 - 20, 2022 (Issue 21)What's new?
Anyone can join our listserv here: https://bit.ly/DDBPNEWSQuestions or Suggestions:QUICK NAVIGATION TIPS:Please scroll down the entire email. There is a lot of information in this email.Click on each picture for a PDF copy of the flyer.Email links are bolded and underlined. New items are highlighted with a purple title.All flyers can be found here: https://bit.ly/DDBPflyersReminder!DDBP Family Advisory Council (FAC) Tips"(FAC)ts Every Family Needs to Know"This DDBP (FAC)ts Sheet lists relevant family supports and resources within DDBP and Cincinnati Children's Hospital.The document is three pages and the PDF copy can be accessed by clicking on the photo.SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS2022 SPIRITED STAFF HALLOWEEN PHOTOSJennifer from our UCCEDD.Our Medical Assistants brought Monsters Inc to life! Adrienne is Mike Wasowski. Sarah is Boo. Natasha is Sully.L to R: Ellen, Carolyn, Colleen, MeganL to R: Lauren, Alli, Madison, Haley9 Questions To Ask When You Suspect Your Preschooler Has ...
- Spirited Staff Halloween Photos
- CCHMC Blog Post: 9 Questions to Ask When You Suspect Your Preschooler has ADHD
- Nov 7: Understanding Child Mental Health Diagnosis
- Nov 12: Family Inclusive Sensory Hours at the Newport Aquarium
- Nov 17: UCCEDD Guardianship and Alternatives
- Dec 1: DDBP Outreach Using Visual Supports
Typically, ADHD is diagnosed during the school years, particularly around age 7. However, it is possible to diagnose it as early as four years old, but it is a difficult diagnosis to make at this young age. That's because all preschoolers, by...
blog.cincinnatichildrens.orgCLASSES AND EVENTSTONIGHT!!!UNDERSTANDING CHILD MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSISFamily Inclusive Sensory Hoursat the NEWPORT AQUARIUMNovember 12 from 8:00-10:00amNewport AquariumTicket Purchase or Pass RequiredClick on photo for list of accommodations and supports provided.Do not delay! This event has limited capacity and it is likely to sell out.Pass holders can reserve their time through the portal.UCCEDD Booster SessionGUARDIANSHIP AND ALTERNATIVESNovember 17 from 6:00-8:00pmOnline using ZoomFREE but must registerGuest Speaker: Derek L. Graham, Esq.DDBP OutreachUSING VISUAL SUPPORTSDecember 1 from 5:00-6:00pmIn-Person or Online$10 per FamilyRegistration RequiredUnderstand ways to tailor visual supports based on your child's developmental level.Learn how to use visual supports for increased behavioral success and more.PREVIOUSLY FEATURED CLASSES AND EVENTSClick on a picture for more information and registration.SERVICES AND SUPPORTRESEARCH STUDIESCOMMUNITY PARTNERSDivision of Developmental and Behavioral PediatricsCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center513-636-4611 | www.cchmc.org/ddbp
This year, the AT Consortium has decided to give back. We will be hosting an Adapted Toy Wonderland. You can nominate a student or friend to come try out over 50 different switch adapted toys. Students/Friends can then select their favorite and take it home, at no charge. There will be other family centered activities such as adapted art stations for card making and gift wrapping. If you would like to nominate someone, please complete this form: https://forms.office.
Thank you for helping us to spread the word!
University of Cincinnati UCEDD | 3430 Burnet Ave MLC 4002, Cincinnati, OH 45229If you are looking for help in planning for the future!! This sessions will help!!
October 10-16 | Issue 81
Programs this Week
Friday, October 14
5:30-7 p.m. ET
at Linden Grove School
A social program for teens 13-17 with autism to make friends, play games, hangout, and have fun.
Saturday, October 15
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET
at COhatch Milford
A program for teen girls on the autism spectrum, who enjoy arts and crafts and want to connect with others who have similar interests.
Programs this Week
Tuesday, October 11
7-8:30 p.m. ET
An online support group for caregivers and family members who have a loved one with autism.
Thursday, October 13
1:30-3 p.m. ET
An online support group for women with autism and chronic physical health concerns. LGBTQ+ friendly.
Friday, October 14
7:30-9 p.m. ET
An online social program for adults with autism to talk, play a variety of games, and
have fun and lots of laughs!
Sunday, October 16
6:30-8 p.m. ET
An online support group for adults with autism to share successes and concerns, to give and receive support, and to be a part of a community that understands.
Don’t forget, we post our upcoming programs and other community events on our website calendar. Bookmark it to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in and around the community each month.
Stay Tuned for Pumpkin Palooza 2022!
The Pumpkin Palooza is coming up next week! This online fundraiser will run from October 18 to November 18, covering an entire month of team building, individual fundraising, tips and tricks for meeting your fundraising goals, and prizes for the top team and individual fundraisers. Stay tuned for an email this Thursday explaining how the fundraiser works, how you can get involved as an individual or team, and how you can become the top fundraiser!
Update to Professionals Support Group Schedule
Our Professionals Support Group schedule is changing! Instead of meeting every Friday, we will be changing to a twice-per-month schedule on the first and third Friday of the month, meeting from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET on Zoom. Please note: if you have attended in the past, the existing Zoom link will no longer work, and you will need to re-register on Zoom at the linked button below. We hope you can join us and other professionals working in the IDD field to vent, talk about current challenges, as well as receive encouragement and support in a safe, nonjudgmental forum. Brought to you in partnership with the Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio.
New Pros Support Group Link
RSVP for Possibilities for Diverse Abilities Fair
RSVP For Your Family
Teen Time Hangouts Are Every Friday!
Teen Time Hangouts is a social program for teens aged 13-17 on the autism spectrum. If your teen is interested in socializing with others their age, then they are welcome to join us for conversation, games, and fun while we build friendships with other teens. We have Teen Time every Friday online, but on the second Friday of the month, Teen Time is only in-person at Linden Grove School (4122 Myrtle Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45236) from 10 a.m. till 12 p.m. ET.
The next in-person meeting is this Friday, October 14. If your teen is joining us, make sure to register at www.tinyurl.com/
TeenTimeatLGS, which will make sure you receive the appropriate emails with specific information on location, attendance, and expectations. Registration for in-person Teen Time is required each month. For in-person sessions, pizza and water will be provided for teens. Parents are encouraged to stay at the program for the first half-hour, and are required to stay for the duration of the program if their kid has high support needs. You can learn more by clicking the flyer to the left.
If your teen is interested in going to Teen Time online, make sure to register to receive a Zoom link and passcode at www.tinyurl.com/
TeenTimeOnline. Registration for online Teen Time is only required once.
If you have any questions about in-person or online programming for Teen Time, please reach out to Hadia Khan, Program Director, at email@example.com, or go to the Teen Time site at the linked button below.
Teen Time Site
Surviving and Thriving: Your Toolkit
for a Successful School Year
The Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC) of Southwest Ohio is hosting a two-day series on Surviving and Thriving: Your Toolkit for a Successful Schoolyear. These are virtual or in-person sessions, covering many training topics (with CEUs available) on Thursday, October 13 and Friday, October 14 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. ET at the Xavier University Health United Building (1723 Cleneay Avenue, Norwood, OH 45212). These sessions are ideal for all school personnel, especially those who support students for disabilities, caregivers, and other supports. Click the linked button below to learn more about fee rates, which are different for professionals, caregivers/family members, and students. If you attend in-person, you can purchase a meal voucher to use at the Xavier cafeteria between presentations. With questions, contact Anne Tapia of RAAC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RAAC's Surviving and Thriving
Possibilities for Diverse Abilities Disabilities
Resource Fair and Fall Family Festival
Join us for a fun fall festival and disabilOctober 12, 2022National Disability Employment Awareness MonthWe recognize October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month to educate the public about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities.Earlier this year, we celebrated the 10-year anniversary of Employment First. Employment First is a policy to ensure every Ohioan with developmental disabilities, of working age, has an opportunity to seek employment. In the past decade, provider agencies, county boards, schools, businesses, and other advocates all worked together to shift expectations, and ensure that access to the supports needed to have a job in the community are available and high-quality. We have shifted expectations for students with developmental disabilities transitioning from school, as well as developed new supports and state-of-the-art planning so that every working-age adult with developmental disabilities can explore their career options and seek jobs that fit their skills and interests. For more information, visit the Employment First website.This MonthAre you #ThankfulForTech?Learning Disabilities Awareness MonthHalloweenSyndrome Spotlight: Down SyndromeDid you know October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month? Click to read about Dr. Laura Cifra-Bean's experience as a mom raising a son with Down Syndrome and hear directly from her son Chris about what he wants you to know about Down Syndrome.OhioISP Webinar for FamiliesDoes someone in your family or someone you are guardian of receive services? DODD would like to share with you how the service plan will be developed and look using the OhioISP. Please join us on October 18, 2022, at 7 PM.OhioISP and Charting the LifeCourseAn Individual Service Plan (ISP) is the written details of the supports, activities, and resources that will be provided to a person receiving services from their County Board of Developmental Disabilities or Intermediate Care Facility (ICF). The OhioISP will be used by County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and ICFs throughout all of Ohio. The OhioISP places the needs of the person receiving services at the very center of the planning process. Charting the LifeCourse is one way people and families can prepare for their OhioISP conversations. Take a look at how Charting the LifeCourse can be used to help you prepare for your OhioISP. Find more information about the OhioISP on this webpage, including a factsheet made just for families.Sib 2 Sibs SessionsCheck out Sib 2 Sibs sessions Tuesdays in October. Sessions are for youth ages 7-12 that are siblings of people with developmental disabilities.Charting the LifeCourse Series for FamiliesHear how you can use the resources and tools to plan and advocate across the lifespan. The series is October 27, November 3, and November 10 from 4 PM to 5:30 PM.Representative Payee HandbookBenefits from the Social Security Administration are important considerations for people with developmental disabilities. This guide is intended to provide information to beneficiaries of either SSI, SSDI, or the individual assisting the beneficiary as a Representative Payee.
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities | 30 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215
The Regional Autism Advisory Council invites you to the Fall 2022 Training Institute!
Surviving & Thriving: Your Toolkit for a Successful School Year!
October 13-14th, 2022 from 8:30am-3:00pm
You have the options to join us live at the Xavier HUB, live stream virtually, or watch the recorded sessions.
Tickets range from $50 for professionals, $25 for caregivers, and college and university students are FREE!
For in person learners, an optional lunch at the Xavier cafeteria is $12/day.
Register today at https://fall2022raac.
eventbrite.com/ to prepare yourself for a successful school year!
See flyer or registration page for additional details. For questions contact email@example.com.
*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! http://bit.ly/RAACflyers
*Please feel free to share this link with others.
*Have something to add? Please feel free to share your event too! Email your PDF flyer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note, inclusion of flyers is not an endorsement or promotion of any particular agency or event.
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Anne Tapia, MSW, LISW (she/her)
Regional Autism Advisory Council Coordinator
Office 513-636-7616 Mobile 513-535-4406
Blue Ash Police Department Open House
Sensory Friendly Hour 4pm-5pm
4343 Cooper Rd.
Anne Tapia, MSW, LISW (she/her)
Regional Autism Advisory Council Coordinator
Office 513-636-7616 Mobile 513
NEW: 2022-23 Journey Webinar Series
The Lifespan Transitions Center at OCALI is excited to host the 2022-23 Journey webinar series. This series of webinars is designed to support you in helping youth with complex needs and their families navigate the journey from school to adult life. This year, the webinar series explores important topics and features resources and tools on:
- Engaging families;
- Discussing what educators need and want to know about medications used by many youth with complex needs;
- Developing meaningful vocational experiences for youth with complex needs;
- Understanding and planning for adult housing opportunities;
- And more!
We hope you will join us.
Watch Recordings From the 2021-22 Series
Miss a webinar from last school year or want to go back and rewatch? Check our our webinar archive of past sessions.
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