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Disability Rights Ohio sent a letter to Governor Kasich in July, stating that,
John Martin, Director of the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities then responded.
It's now your turn.
The Arc of Ohio will sponsor six (6) forums throughout Ohio so you can discuss the direction of the US Department of Justice
and intent of Disability Rights Ohio with representatives of The Arc and DRO.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Dayton Area)
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Centerville Library
111 Spring Valley Road
10:00 a.m. (Canton Area)
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Jackson Township Library
7487 Fulton Drive, NW
6:00 p.m. (Cleveland Area)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Parma Library
6996 Powers Blvd.
10:30 a.m. (Columbus Area)
Saturday, October 18, 2014 Linden Library
2223 Cleveland Ave.
6:00 p.m. (Toledo Area)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Maumee Library
501 River Rd.
10:30 a.m. (Cincinnati Area)
Saturday, October 25, 2014 Madeira Library
7200 Miami Ave.
6:00 p.m. (Marietta Area)
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 New Matamoras Library
101 Merchant Street
New Matamoras, Ohio
No advance registration is required. Please contact the Arc of Ohio if you have any questions. 614-487-4720 or 800-875-2723
TO ALL FAMILIES OF SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN WITH A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY:
Disability Rights Ohio (formerly Ohio Legal Rights) has filed a lawsuit related to segregation of students with disabilities. The U.S. District court has ordered that 2013-2014 school-year records from the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) Educational Management Information System be turned over to Disability Rights Ohio as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Information related to this order is contained in the notice. Further, you have the opportunity to “opt out” of your child's information being shared if you so desire. If you would like more information please go to ODE's website which can be found here: https://education.ohio.gov/Parents/Parents-News/Notice-to-Parents-from-Federal-Court-about-the-Rel. You may also call the Ohio Department of Education at 614-466-4705. This order does not apply to pre-school students.
PLEASE NOTE THAT, UNLIKE MANY OTHER STATES, THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DOES NOT POSSESS STUDENTS' NAMES, ADDRESSES, AND PHONE NUMBERS SO THEY DO NOT HAVE THAT INFORMATION TO SHARE.
OHIO SIBS CONFERENCE
It's that time again... Ohio Sibs Conference. This is one of the best conferences Ohio has. The importance of involving siblings in their brothers/sisters life is very important as parents age. Siblings need to know what resources and services are being provided, how they are funded and planning for the future. It is a wonderful opportunity for siblings to get together and share their stories with others who have similar stories.
The registration cost is $110 per person. I have a couple of scholarships available to pay for registrations fees for anyone interested. I have been to the conference and it is one that talks about very real topics from people who are living what they are talking about. Also, talking to others at the conference is almost as great as the speakers.
The annual Synergy Conference is scheduled for October 1-3 at the Dublin Embassy Suites.
The conference is a collaborative effort of the Ohio Self Determination Association (OSDA) and PAR (Professionals, Advocates,
Resources) and it brings together self advocates, professionals, family members and others for an incredible event.
The registration cost is $55.00 for one day, $105.00 for two days and $140.00 for the full conference. There are scholarships available to pay for registrations fees for anyone interested. I have been to the conference and it is one that talks about very real topics from people who are living what they are talking about.
For details on the program or registration, go towww.synergyohio.org.
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VISIT OUR BRANCH SITES:
An old man was walking an ocean shoreline littered with hundreds
of starfish. He observed a young boy attempting to save them
by throwing them back into the water.
“You can’t save them all,” said the old man.
“And besides, what difference will it really make?”
The young boy picked up another, threw it in the water and said,
“I’m not sure, but I think it will make a difference to that one!”