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Resource List

Agencies | Assistive Technology | Early Childhood | Disabilities | Family Resources | Public Policy/Funding | Rights/IDEA | Transition-School to Community

Agencies

Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights Service): Provides information, training and consultation to families and consumers regarding the requirements of disability laws, including IDEA. In some instances, the agency will represent parents and consumers in negotiating with service agencies, including schools, and represent them in court if necessary.

HEART (Help Every Child with Autism Reach Tomorrow): Autism support group serving all of Medina County families. Includes a Mom's Club, Friendship Club, monthly support group meetings, Sibshops and newsletters.

International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

New Assistive Technology Internet Module: From the latest trends to the basic foundations of assistive technology practice, the Assistive Technology Internet Modules provide educators, professionals, families, persons with disabilities, and others a convenient platform to gain the assistive technology information they need. The modules cover a wide range of topics, are conveniently available anytime and are in an easy to understand format. Written by experts from across the U.S., all online modules are free, and are designed to showcase how assistive technology can dramatically improve the education and quality of life for people with disabilities.

NisongerNews: NisongerNews is a semi-annual publication for the Nisonger Center community. Each issue features articles about several Nisonger programs, clinics and services. Regular segments announce new hires, departing staff and other staff news as well as reminders of coming events.

North Central Regional Resource Center (NCRRC): The RRCs are funded by the United States Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to assist state education agencies in the systemic improvement of education programs, practices, and policies that impact children and youth with disabilities. NCRRC offers a biweekly email newsletter. Interested parties can sign up for the newsletter on the Web site.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI): OCALI is charged with providing information, technical assistance, training and support to Ohio educators and to parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injury. They have an assistive technology lending library.

Ohio Department of Education: The Office for Exceptional Children can provide information to families on the law as it relates to school district implementation.

Ohio Department of Mental Health Calendar of Events: Listing of Ohio Department of Mental Health Events.

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission: Promotes employment for all persons with disabilities. Counselors work in conjunction with consumers with disabilities to identify training and resources, including assistive technology, to promote their employment.

OMNIE Web Recruiting System: Do you have a job opening for a speech and language pathologist or educational audiologist? Contact Nada Allender, OMNIE project coordinator, to post the position on the OMNIE Web Recruiting System. This system aides in the tracking needs and unfilled positions for the year. To post or remove an opening, contact Nada Allender, OMNIE Project Coordinator at nada@ameritech.net.

TASH - Equity, Diversity, Social Justice and Inclusion: Formerly the Association for Persons with Severe Disabilities. TASH's focus is equal opportunity and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The ARC: Advocates for the rights and full participation of all children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by improving systems of supports and services; connecting families; inspiring communities and influencing public policy. The site provides Family Resource Guides specific to each state.

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Ohio: United Cerebral Palsy of Central Ohio is a private, non-profit agency whose mission is to provide an environment where people with disabilities and aging conditions receive individualized programs and support services.

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Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Internet Modules (ATIM): OCALI in partnership with the Ohio Department of Education Office for Exceptional Children (ODE-OEC) provides these on-line learning modules. The ATIM modules are designed with adult learners in mind including an advanced organizer, pre- and post-tests, videos, case studies, discussion questions and activities for further learning.

AT Ohio: A federally funded program that seeks to ensure that everyone with a disability who needs technology or related services in order to live, learn or work will receive the required equipment or services in a timely manner.

Bling My Wheelchair Wheels - Custom Power Wheel Covers: My daughter has used a wheelchair for many years now and we have always found ways to make it look interesting based on what we are doing. We received so many positive responses that we wanted to share them with others who are looking to add some bling to their chair. We can make covers customized for your activity or event. Examples would be weddings, school colors and letters, Race for the Cure, or holidays like Valentines Day. Please call me or email for details. Vicki Lezon at tlezon@roadrunner.com or 440-967-1016.

CONNECT Modules: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge provides these modules which are designed for faculty and professional development providers to use in their professional development.

Funding Assistive Technology: This information was provided to OCECD by Dr. Unice Teasley, program consultant at e-Tech Ohio (Formerly Ohio SchoolNet), faculty at The Ohio State University and teacher in Columbus Public Schools. OCECD thanks Dr. Teasley for her commitment to Ohio's children and for her support of OCECD.

Internet Essentials: An initiative to help Ohio's low-income families access broadband services.

Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities: Provides up-to-date guidance on assessing the achievement and progress of students with disabilities. It also includes a set of technical assistance products that offer practical, research-based approaches in the areas of assessment, instruction, behavioral interventions, and use of accommodations for students with disabilities.

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Early Childhood

 

 

 

Early Childhood Quality Network (ECQNET): The ECQNET website features up-to-date news and information for the early childhood community.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC): NECTAC is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). NECTAC serves all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions with an array of services and supports to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. Each state's Part C and Section 619 Program Coordinators have a contact person at NECTAC and request technical assistance (TA) on behalf of their state programs. Funded since 2001, NECTAC and its predecessor TA projects have a foundation of over thirty-five years of technical assistance excellence in early childhood services

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Disabilities

American Foundation for the Blind (AFB): AFB's priorities include broadening access to technology; elevating the quality of information and tools for the professionals who serve people with vision loss; and promoting independent and healthy living for people with vision loss by providing them and their families with relevant and timely resources.

An Employer's Guide to Child and Adolescent Mental Health: In 2008, the National Business Group on Health convened the Advisory Council on Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health to develop recommendations for the comprehensive delivery of employer-sponsored child and adolescent mental health benefits. The Advisory Council identified employer-based strategies to help reduce caregiver burden as well as common barriers to care that should be addressed. This document includes recommendations that focus on employer-based strategies for health plans, Employee Assistance Programs and workplace policies. Specifically, these recommendations can help improve employee health and productivity; improve the health status of the future workforce; reduce unnecessary healthcare expenditures; and reduce the use of Family Medical Leave (FMLA).

The Autism Research Institute (ARI): Devoted to conducting and disseminating research on the causes of autism and on methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating autism and other severe behavioral disorders of childhood.

Attention Research Update: ADD Resources from a national non-profit organization that helps people with ADD/ADHD achieve their full potential through education, support and networking opportunities. This site from Duke University provides a free, monthly e-mail newsletter that helps parents, professionals, and educators stay informed about important new research on ADHD. Parents, Health Professionals and Educators can subscribe

Autism Risk and Safety Newsletter: This website has a compilation of the some of the best past newsletter articles available in English and Spanish.

Autism Society of America (ASA): A leading voice and resource of the Autism community in education, advocacy, services, research and support. ASA is committed to meaningful participation and self-determination in all aspects of life for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families.

Autism Society of Ohio Chapters: This is a list of Autism Society of Ohio Chapters in Ohio.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens: A Parent's Guide: This booklet is a guide for parents who think their child may have symptoms of bipolar disorder, or parents whose child has been diagnosed. Published by the National Institute on Mental Health, it is available in PDF format on the web and can be requested in hard copy.

CARTWheel: CARTWheel is committed to providing a network of highly qualified communication access realtime translation (CART) providers to furnish a referral system for clients using voice-to-text technology.

Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (COBIDA): COBIDA's main goal is to educate the public about dyslexia and to promote effective teaching methods by disseminating information to public school administrators, teachers and parents regarding the implementation of research-based reading instruction.

Cerebral Palsy Children Happy: Children with cerebral palsy are no less happy than others, showing no negative effect on relationships, moods or welfare, according to a study of 500 children with cerebral palsy published in The Lancet, a British publication.

Cochlear Implants: Information on Cochlear Implants.

Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART): With CART, everything that is said is "captioned" live for deaf and hard of hearing clients. In fact, it can be thought of as captioning for non-broadcast settings, such as classrooms, churches, meetings, and conferences.

Cure Autism Now (CAN): An organization of parents, clinicians and scientists committed to promoting biomedical research in autism, they are one of the largest providers of support for autism research and resources in the country.

Down Syndrome Awareness Bracelet Available: A new bracelet is now available through Kelly's Jewelry in conjunction with Up Side of Downs in Mentor Ohio. Kelly's Jewelry designs bracelets for use in spreading awareness and gaining public consciousness for Down syndrome. Each bracelet is made of the finest materials, using only sterling and bali silver, with Swarovski crystals and pearls. It comes packaged with an information card explaining the organization's mission.

Educating Children with Autism: This book examines fundamental educational issues including how specific diagnoses should affect educational planning and others.

Keepsake Theme Quilts: This is a non-profit organization that employs deaf and hard of hearing adults. The organization designs and create t-shirt quilts for our customers that are not only a keepsake, but functional and beautiful as well.

Life Journey Through Autism Series: A series of books to provide information and resources for education professionals and parents of children with autism.

NAMI Ohio: The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio (NAMI Ohio) is a grassroots organization advocating for mental health issues. NAMI Ohio has an outstanding history of affecting public policy and legislation regarding care and resources for persons with serious mental illness. NAMI Ohio members testify before the General Assembly, educate business and education leaders, and sit on state planning and advisory committees, Community Mental Health Boards, and various task forces. NAMI Ohio's network of 55 local affiliates plays an active role providing support, education, and advocacy on a local level.

National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI): NAPVI is a non-profit organization of, by and for parents committed to providing support to the parents of children who have visual impairments.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI): OCALI is charged with providing information, technical assistance, training and support to Ohio educators and to parents of children with autism spectrum disorders and traumatic brain injury. They have an assistive technology lending library.

Parents and Teachers As Allies: This is a link to order this NAMI publication providing guidance for recognizing early onset mental illness in children and adolescents.

Reference Points: Administered by PACER Center, Reference Points is a technical assistance activity of the TATRA Project. The TATRA Project is funded by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. Readers are invited to send information about new resources on secondary education, transition and vocational rehabilitation topics to tatra@pacer.org.

Review 360 - Behavior Matters: Provides information, resources, and software solutions for educators and family members to help children with behavioral issues. This website includes a monthly newsletter that you can sign up to receive through email or read the articles on the Review 360 website's blog.

The State of Learning Disabilities: The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) has released this report in 2009 on the status of children and adults with learning disabilities (LD) in America. The comprehensive report shatters common myths about LD and provides benchmark data to compare and contrast how people with LD are faring in school and work.

Strength of Us: An online community sponsored by NAMI where young adults living with mental health concerns can provide mutual support in navigating unique challenges and opportunities during the critical transition years from ages 18 to 25.

The United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc. (UCP): UCP strives to ensure the inclusion of persons with disabilities in every facet of society. Its website provides a variety of resources for families of children with multiple disabilities.

Wrightslaw: Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

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Family Resources


Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education: Information on accredited online colleges in regard to disability education.

Bookshare: Bookshare provides easy access to digital books online in specialized formats for persons with print disabilities.

Bullying - House Bill (HB) 116: The following are aspects of the HB 116 that would assist with the problem of bullying:

  • Cyberbullying language is added that would include social media sites and cell phone texting;
  • School buses are now identified as places where harassment can be disciplined;
  • Requires schools to send parents notification at home of school bullying policies once each school year;
  • Allows for anonymous reporting; and
  • Prohibits students from making false reports.

Center for Improvement of Child Caring (CICC): Provides resources and trainings on effective parenting skills.

Disability Friendly Colleges: Provides useful links and college information including interactive charts of more than 75 disability friendly colleges and their services.

Disabled and Handcuffed at School: Article linking use of police, restraint and increasing budget constraints with a focus on students with Autism.

Ensuring Meaningful Parent Involvement on OISM Building-Level Leadership Teams: Research indicates that when parents are involved in school decisions and activities, student achievement increases, behavior problems are reduced and better school outcomes are noted. Amy Freeman, OCECD Ohio Integrated Systems Model (OISM) Statewide Parent Lead, shares strategies for ensuring meaningful parental involvement in the OISM and other school activities.

Family Information Network: A statewide network of parents of children with disabilities that provides information and support to other parents of young children with disabilities within identified regions in Ohio.

Find Your Online School: Listing of online schools provided by the Open Education Database.

HEART (Help Every Child with Autism Reach Tomorrow): Autism support group serving all of Medina County families. Includes a Mom's Club, Friendship Club, monthly support group meetings, Sibshops and newsletters.

International Dyslexia Association: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them.

Mother/Sociologist Undertakes Study on Social Experience of Adolescents with Physical Disabilities: Amy Sorensen, sociologist, graduate student at East Tennessee State University, and the parent of a child with a disability invites parents of children with physical disabilities to partner with her on her upcoming thesis research on the social experiences of adolescents with physical disabilities.

My Child Without Limits: Are you worried that your child isn't developing like other children? Has your child been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability? You are not alone. This website helps you find answers to your questions from other parents and therapists.

National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD): NORD provides information about rare diseases as well as medication assistance services, networking program, resource guide, links as well as research and news.

Ohio Connections Academy (OCA): A tuition-free online public school for K-12 students throughout Ohio. Although OCA does not provide specific education or assistance regarding children with disabilities, the online school provides a quality alternative to public school for students whose disabilities may prevent them from attending a traditional 'brick and mortar' school.

Ohio Special Education Scorecard: The National Center for Learning Disabilities issued special education scorecards for every state in the nation, with enrollment statistics, including students with learning disabilities who are enrolled in special education, student performance on key indicators, federal funding to states to support special education, and the state's latest rating by the U.S. Department of Education on its State Performance Plan (data as of September 1, 2009).

PACER Center's Teens Against Bullying: This website is for for teens and is a relevant, edgy, and unique educational resource for bullying prevention designed to engage, empower and educate all teens.

Project MORE: Project MORE, Mentoring in Ohio for Reading Excellence, is a scientifically based reading research volunteer reading mentoring project for students with disabilities, that has demonstrated statistically significant reading results since 1999. Independent research findings consistently report students with specific learning disabilities make month for month reading level gains when they are 1:1 reading mentored four times/week for 30 minutes.

Questions and Answers on Transportation: The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) answers questions on serving children with disabilities eligible for transportation.

Resources for Parent Centers: The ALLIANCE National Parent Technical Assistance Center provides numerous resources, including the Newsline monthly newsletter.

Special Needs Resource Directory: Cincinnati Children's Hospital has created a resource directory of resources in Southwest Ohio. Resources unique to Kentucky and Indiana are also featured, as well as national and international website links.

State Performance Plan (SPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR): The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education issued a report explaining the SPP/APR process. Please note that there is space on the back of the brochure for you to add information about your parent center, LEAs and SEA. The information has been vetted by OSEP so OCECD encourages you to use it to explain the SPP/APR process.

VSA Ohio: VSA Ohio's (VSAO) mission is to empower people with disabilities, creatively and inclusively through the arts. Since 1986, VSAO has provided an inclusive environment in which people with disabilities are given the opportunity to celebrate life through the arts, education and creative expression.

Washington Learning Systems: This site offers free parent education materials and activities to promote early literacy in Spanish and English.

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Public Policy/Funding

OCECD FY 2014-2015 Special Education System Improvement Recommendations, December 2012: This report is from OCECD's Special Education Redesign Project. The project identifies special education system design problems and related reforms that can improve educational outcomes. Fiscal Year 2014-2015 state budget related policy redesign recommendations are outlined in a report.

OCR issues Dear Colleague Letter on retaliation: The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Dear Colleague letter in April 2013 providing public guidance on retaliation law and OCR's corresponding enforcement measures. The letter reminds school districts and other recipients of federal education funds that it is illegal to retaliate against individuals who raise concerns about compliance with federal civil rights laws. For more information read the OCR Dear Colleague Letter.

Restraint in schools: Article linking use of police, restraint and increasing budget constraints with particular focus on students with Autism: Disabled — and handcuffed at school (Salon, May 23, 2012)

State Performance Plan (SPR) and Annual Performance Report (APR): The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U.S. Department of Education issued a report explaining the SPP/APR process. To download the document: SPR/APR Brochure. Please note that there is space on the back of the brochure for you to add information about your parent center, LEAs and SEA. The information has been vetted by OSEP so we encourage you to use it to explain the SPP/APR process.

U.S. Department of Education (ED) reverses guidance on Maintenance of Effort (MOE): On April 4, 2012, the ED reversed its June 16, 2011 guidance on MOE. ED had previously issued guidance that school districts could permanently reduce spending on special education in the year following an MOE violation. Many wrote letters expressing concern, including Kathy Boundy from the Center for Law and Education (CLE) wrote a letter, requesting that ED reverse this guidance. Read the letter: CLE Letter to ED

Special Education Funding in Ohio: A Policy White Paper: Consistent with the charge of the Ohio School Funding Advisory Council to review specific components of the Ohio Evidence Based Model (OEBM), including special education, OCECD, composed special education funding white papers. The following links are to white papers pertaining to school age and preschool. Read the papers: Special Education Funding in Ohio: A Policy White Paper
Ohio Preschool Special Education and Special Education Enhancement Funding: A Policy & Funding Overview

Civil Rights Laws and HIPAA: Federal civil rights laws and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule, together protect your fundamental rights of nondiscrimination and privacy. Civil Rights help to protect you from unfair treatment or discrimination, because of your race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex (gender), or religion. The Privacy Rule protects the privacy of your health information; it says who can look at and receive your health information, and also gives you specific rights over that information. For more information: Office for Civil Rights

Civil Rights Law: Title VI, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq., was enacted as part of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. It prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance. For more information: Civil Rights Law

Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign: Nationally, 1 in 3 Black and 1 in 6 Latino boys born in 2001 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime. While boys are five times as likely to be incarcerated as girls, there also is a significant number of girls in the juvenile justice system. This rate of incarceration is endangering children at younger and younger ages. For more information from the Children's Defense Fund: Cradle to Prison Pipeline Campaign

ESEA Flexibility: The U.S. Department of Education has invited each State educational agency (SEA) to request flexibility regarding specific requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) in exchange for rigorous and comprehensive State-developed plans designed to improve educational outcomes for all students, close achievement gaps, increase equity, and improve the quality of instruction.

ODE Policy on Seclusion and Restraint: On August 3, 2009, Governor Strickland signed Executive Order 2009-13S into law. The Executive Order ordered various state agencies, including the Department of Education, to immediately adopt a policy on the use of restraints, including a ban on the use of prone restraints. For more information: ODE Policy on Seclusion and Restraint and continued work update

DOE v. State of Ohio: Information about Ohio's long-standing lawsuit regarding the free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) of children with disabilities ages three through 21. For more information: DOE v. State of Ohio

Budget Information: Read the State Special Education Budget.

Chapin Hall Publication Library: Chapin Hall's website provides the ability to browse through more than 200 publications and abstracts of ongoing research projects. Visit the website: Chapin Hall

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Rights/IDEA

ADA-OHIO: A state wide non-profit organization that provides information, technical assistance and training about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals, businesses, state and local government agencies or municipalities. Anyone who has a question about the ADA is encouraged to call our office.

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004: Information about IDEA 2004 provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE): CADRE encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.

Extracurricular Athletics: The Office for Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. In addition to explaining those legal obligations, the guidance urges school districts to work with community organizations to increase athletic opportunities for students with disabilities, such as opportunities outside of the existing extracurricular athletic program.

Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying: New guidance was issued by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) from the U.S. Department of Education providing information about school districts' responsibilities to address bullying of students with disabilities.

Ohio Statewide Assessment Program Rules Book: This document includes topics related to students with disabilities, such as participation, exemptions, accommodations and alternate assessments.

Operating Standards and Guidance: These standards provide a framework for Ohio's schools to provide children with disabilities with the best conditions for learning.

OSEP Letter - Highly Mobile Children: The U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter about ensuring a high-quality education for highly mobile children. The letter provides guidance and resources that families and professionals may find useful in ensuring that highly mobile children with disabilities receive services designed to meet their unique needs in a timely manner. Read the letter: Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter

OSEP Questions and Answers on IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution Procedures: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued this Q&A document on July 23, 2013 to provide parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information to facilitate appropriate implementation of the IDEA dispute resolution procedures, including mediation, state complaint procedures, and due process complaint and due process hearing procedures.

Procedural Safeguards: This is a questions and answers document with Ann Guinan, Assistant Director, Procedural Safeguards/Support Services, Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education from the Parent Mentors of Ohio Fall Conference October 8, 2009.

Special Education Guide: Provides information on the challenges parents and teachers of children with disabilities face, such as establishing a parent-teacher partnership, collaborating on an IEP, and more. The site also offers a teacher certification section with guides to the certification process and requirements in each state.

Special Education Outcomes: Steps Forward in a Decade of Change: The report offers a snapshot of the new initiatives, trends,accomplishments, and emerging issues as states document the academic achievement of students with disabilities during standards-based reform.

SPP/APR Brochure: OSEP has developed a document for the general public to explain the State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR) process.

Supreme Court Decision on Parent's Private Placement: Wrightslaw review the oral arguments in the Tom F. case involving reimbursement for a parent initiated placement of a student with learning disabilities.

Wrightslaw: Information and resources for parents on legal and educational issues that pertain to special education.

IDEA - Reauthorized Statute:

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Transition-School to Community

New Requirements for Secondary Transition Services for Students with Disabilities: Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 316 on June 25, 2012, with an effective date of September 24, 2012, incorporating changes to the secondary transition requirements for students with disabilities. This document answers frequently asked questions about the changes.

ODE's FAQ on Secondary Transition Requirement for Students with Disabilities: Pursuant to Senate Bill 316, all individualized education programs (IEPs) that are written after September 24, 2012, are required to address specific requirements for transition services beginning no later than the first IEP to be in effect when a child is fourteen (14) years of age and updated annually thereafter. For additional information review the memorandum to the LEAs.

How well are we preparing students for the journey to adulthood?: Everyone wants to see students with disabilities become successful adults. Research indicates that when parents, teachers, and students work together to map out a realistic plan for the future, the transition to adulthood goes more smoothly. The more we know about the journey former students are on today, the better we can help other youth with disabilities make their travel plans for tomorrow. Read this article to learn more about how Ohio conducts and uses the results of a voluntary survey for students with disabilities after they leave school-based services.

Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities: Donna Foster/YLF Coordinator, 1-800-282-4536 ext. 1394, Donna.Foster@rsc.state.oh.us

Introduction to Health and Transition: Video slide show provided by Disability.gov.

Accredited Online Colleges and Disability Education

National Center on Secondary Education and Transition: Discover topical information, e-news, publications, events and more. Information on more than 25 diverse topics in secondary education and transition including an overview, answers to commonly asked questions, research abstract, emerging practices, and more. NCSET's online newsletter is loaded with information and links to publications, events, funding opportunities, Web sites, and other useful national resources-all searchable and at your fingertips.

Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act: The TATRA (Technical Assistance on Transition and the Rehabilitation Act) Events Calendar features national and regional conferences focusing on topics related to secondary transition and career development.

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