Tuscarawas County Family & Children First

October Update

Below is information about:

  • TCBDD/OCALI Partnership

  • Ohio’s Anti-Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy

  • Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads

  • Share-A-Christmas 2016

  • IEP Trainings

  • PFCS Masquerade Ball

  • Community Resources

  • Active Parenting Classes

  • Home Choice Program

  • Community Interventionist through Helping Ohio’s Children and Youth in Crisis Project

  • PrideZone Tuscarawas Valley

  • Autism Awareness for First Responders

  • County the Kicks

  • Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps

  • United Way of Tuscarawas County 211

  • Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

  • Red Treehouse

TCBDD/OCALI Partnership: The Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities is partnering with the Ohio Center for Autism and Low-Incidence (OCALI) to encourage everyone to participate in one of OCALI’s online video lessons, which provide practical information that can assist people as they partner with those with autism spectrum disorder. These trainings can be found at www.autismstrategies.org. Contact TuscBDD at 330-308-7173 if you would like more information.

Ohio’s Anti-Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying Policy: For anyone interested in creating a positive school climate, please check out the following resources from the Ohio Department of Education: Overview of School Districts’ Federal Obligation to Respond to Harassment  and Guidance for Implementing Ohio’s Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Policy

Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: The Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio provides 15 years of data regarding the wellbeing of 450,000 children in Appalachian Ohio. That report is attached.

Share-A-Christmas 2016: Applications are already being taken! Two versions of the flyer are attached—one is in English, the other is in Spanish. Please contact T-4-C for additional information.

IEP Trainings: Caren Maniaci, Student Services Director at Muskingum Valley Education Service Center, will be providing an IEP training at the ECOESC, 834 east High Avenue, New Philadelphia on December 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please see the attached flyer for registration information.

PFCS Masquerade Ball: The PFCS Eighth Annual Masquerade Ball will be held at Union Country Club on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Please save the date!

Community Resources

Active Parenting Classes: Chris Kendle of OSU Extension is scheduling Active Parenting classes in Tuscarawas County for SFY2016. For a listing of FREE Active Parenting or Family Connects events or to schedule a class for a group, contact Christine Kendle at 330-339-2337. 

Home Choice Program:  Home Choice is a waiver program that provides assistance for those transitioning from long-term facilities to home and community-based settings.  If eligible, individuals could receive up to $2500 for qualified services to assist with their transition.  For more information about Home Choice, contact Tuscarawas County Family & Children First at 330-343-2286.

Community Interventionist through Helping Ohio’s Children and Youth in Crisis Project: The Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties and the Boards of Developmental Disability of Tuscarawas County and Carroll County are collaborating to meet the needs of children and young adults ages 8-24 who are dually diagnosed or diagnosed with a mental health disorder and are borderline eligible for developmental disability services. Through grant funding and shared resources, Josh Jones will utilize an intensive care coordination model to assess needed services and address barriers to receiving services for individuals who are having difficulty managing behavior at home and/or school and are at-risk of placement outside their home. If you have questions, contact Natalie Bollon at 330-364-6488.

PrideZone Tuscarawas Valley: This group for LGBTQ individuals and their families and friends meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at The Outreach Center, 208 North Wooster Avenue in Dover. See the attached flyer for more information.

Autism Awareness for First Responders: Please share this link with anyone who may encounter someone with Autism. This training, recorded on 5/27/2015, is presented by Lori McIlwain, co-founder of the National Autism Association. The link for the training is https://www.ncjtc.org/mec/elearn/webinars/Pages/record.aspx

County the Kicks: This public awareness campaign of counting your baby’s movements during the third trimester is a great way for expecting moms to get to know their baby and can alert them to potential problems. For more information, visit www.countthekicks.org.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps: This program through Tuscarawas County Health Department links families and children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their child needs. This program serves birth to 21 year olds who are permanent residents of Ohio, under the care of a BCMH approved doctor, and have chronic medical condition. Contact Diane Spade at 330-343-5555 ext. 169 for more information.

United Way of Tuscarawas County 211:  Looking for information about services in Tuscarawas County?  Visit the United Way of Tuscarawas County’s website for their 2-1-1 Resource Directory.  Click on the following link to find out what’s available:   http://www.referweb.net/tusc/(S(1rmccxfyewc3lpnqdod45nkf))/Search.aspx

Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities:  Looking for information to help families of children with disabilities find resources?  Check out Wrightslaw’s Yellow Pages for Kids at http://www.yellowpagesforkids.com

Red Treehouse:  Don’t forget to visit www.redtreehouse.org to add your organization’s events and update the information.  This is a great resource! If you haven’t checked it out, please do so!

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Robin Bowdish

Tuscarawas County Family & Children First

Phone:  330-343-2286

e-mail:  councilmanager@tcfcfc.org

website:  www.tcfcfc.org