January 27, 2017 2017 - Special Education Updates


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The Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center Positions Available

The Assistive Technology and Accessible Educational Materials (AT&AEM) Center powered by OCALI is seeking to fill two news positions, AEM Specialist and Braille/VI Consultant. Please follow the links for more information and the application for each position. 


These new positions will join a dynamic staff committed to supporting the access needs of students and individuals with disabilities.


The AT&AEM Center (ataem.org) is a centralized, responsive resource center that empowers individuals with disabilities by providing accessible educational materials, access to assistive technologies and highly specialized technical assistance, and professional development support.


Special Education Regional Summits

Thank you to those who participated in our first two Special Education Leadership Summits. There is still space available at our Athens location on February 1, 2017, however registration has now closed for the last Summit in Bowling Green on February 7, 2017. Please visit the Summits webpage to register!


• Southwest: January 19, 2017 at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio (Thank you for attending!) 

• Northeast: January 26, 2017 at La Pizzaria, Canton, Ohio (Thank you for attending!) 

• Southeast: February 1, 2017 at Ohio University Baker Center, Athens, Ohio (Space is still available!) 

• Northwest: February 7, 2017 at Bowling Green State University Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Bowling Green, Ohio (Registration is closed; no walk-in registration is allowed.) 


The Regional Summits will provide information and discussion around the topics of literacy, school climate and discipline, graduation options for students with disabilities and transition. Sessions will include updates regarding the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), as well as data and trends related to the state of special education in Ohio and at the national level. 


We hope you can join us!

January 12, 2017 - Register Now for the OAASFEP Title I Spring Conference

2017 OAASFEP Title I/Federal Programs Spring Conference, 

Connecting Learning: Every School, Every Day 

Don't miss the 2017 OAASFEP Title I/Feder

al Programs Spring Conference: Connecting Learning: Every School, Every Day. The conference opens with a buffet dinner on Tuesday evening, April 4th, and ends at noon on Thursday, April 6th.  Information will be shared on the existing requirements under the former ESEA law, while sharing new information and planning on the new law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Who should attend this timely conference?

  • Title I teachers, classroom and special education teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, parents, coordinators, central office administrators, parent coordinators, treasurers, and superintendents.
  • Supervisors and administrators of IDEA/Special Education programs.
  • County Educational Service Center or Joint Vocational School representatives.
  • Teachers and administrators of English Language Learner (ELL) Programs.
  • Community school principals, teachers, fiscal agents or other representatives.
  • Nonpublic school teachers, principals or representatives.
  • State Support Teams, managers and district coaches.

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Questions or concerns?  Please contact oaasfep@gmail.com.


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