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Meet-Up Times and Topics

  • Aug. 4, 2022 @3:30pm: IDEA Monitoring Update, Dr. Sarah Brooks, Assistant Director of Supports & Monitoring, Office for Exceptional Children
  • September 1, 2022 @ 3:30pm: Low Incidence Disabilities and Inclusion, Shawna Benson, Program Director, Teaching Diverse Learners, OCALI
  • Pre Reading
  • October 6, 2022 @ 3:30pm: Balancing Job Satisfaction Needs with Workplace Expectations: Implications for School Psychology Training. Dr. Richard VanVoorhis, Dr. Kenneth Miller, Dr. Susan Miller, Youngstown State University
  • November 3, 2022 @ 3:30pm: Ohio Center for Deafblind Education Outreach, Linda Bass-Johnoff, Ohio Center for Deafblind Education
  • December 1, 2022 @ 3:30pm: Accomodations and Modifications, Ma'Taya Hammond and Megan Flowers, Ohio Department of Education
  • January 5, 2023 @ 3:30pm: The Most Disputed Areas of Evaluations, Kelly Walker, Due Process Coordinator, Office for Exceptional Children
  • February 2, 2023 @ 3:30pm: Family Engagement, Barbara Boone, and Thomas Capretta Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center
  • March 2, 2023 @ 3:30pm: School Nursing Services, Heidi Shaw RN, LSN, Licensed School Nurse, Athens City Schools
  • April 6, 2023 @ 3:30pm: Transition, Amy Szymanski, Secondary Transition and Workforce Development Consultant, Ohio Department of Education 
  • May 4, 2023 @ 3:30pm: Educational Audiologists- Advocacy Leadership Peer Support for deaf and hard of hearing teens (ALPS) program, Carrie Spangle, AUD, Jessica Hoefler, AUD, Summit County Educational Service Center
  • June 1, 2023 @ 3:30pm: Answers to FAQ About Special Education Compliance, Bernadette Laughlin, and Karen Johnson, Ohio Department of Education
  • June 29, 2023 @ 9:30 am: OT and SLP Collaboration: DeeAnna Conley-Stemple, MS, OTR/L
  • January 30, 2024: Collaborative Therapy in the School Setting: Exploring the Possibilities, Erin Leeming, M.A. CCC-SLP

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