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4/26/2024

Join the Medicaid School Program mailing list

The Medicaid School Program supports school-based therapies for students with IEPs who are enrolled in Medicaid. The Ohio Department of Medicaid will soon announce ways for stakeholders to provide input on potential changes to the program, including future updates to plans of care and related services covered by the program.

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4/26/2024

Save the Date: Inaugural Accessible Ohio Conference and Expo

Ohio is at its best when everyone is empowered to experience all our great state has to offer.
 
Plan to join Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities for this exciting inaugural event and watch for more details about the 2024 Accessible Ohio Conference and Expo – Ohio, The Heart of Accessibility.

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4/26/2024

Ohio Department of Health vision and hearing screening training available

Ohio law requires schools to provide vision and hearing screening, contract with any person or governmental entity to provide the screening or request the guardian to obtain a screening from a provider selected by the guardian.
 
The Ohio Department of Health offers free hearing and vision screening training for school nurses and screening volunteers to help address barriers that prevent students from engaging in learning. Participants will learn about common hearing and vision disorders, understand Ohio’s vision and hearing screening requirements, and receive hands-on training with screening equipment.

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4/26/2024

Video series informs middle school students on mental health

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the “Mind Frame” digital series is a resource to share facts, statistics, and the science behind mental health topics and psychology. These videos aims to help normalize discussion around mental health by providing accurate information and giving students specific strategies they can use when they or someone they know is confronting a mental health challenge.

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4/26/2024

No-cost English learner professional development for educators begins June

Seats are open for Ohio educators to join the next cohort of Project ASSETS, Accelerating Student Success for ELs Through Scaffolded Support (Project ASSETS). Project ASSETS is a free English learner professional learning series that supports content teachers by providing practical knowledge and networking about ways to improve teaching English learners, develop formative assessments, and partner with families. Participants gain knowledge about the English language proficiency standards in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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