Hours of Operations: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Social & Support Services Help Those in Need
Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio's social work staff is well-versed in the multitude of community resources available to persons with disabilities and other types of needs. In addition to linking families to theses resources, guidance is provided to families and individuals regarding their rights and in how to advocate for themselves.
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SOS (Supporting Our Siblings)
"SOS" is a special place for very special brothers and sisters. It is a fun place where brothers and sisters of children with special needs can meet each other. "SOS" is sponsored by Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio and the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio. We welcome siblings of children with any type of disability or special need.
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If you would like to contribute toward a scholarship to enable a child to enroll in "SOS" who might not otherwise be able to attend, please contact Deb Luciano at 614-228-5523.
To learn more about the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio, please visit http://www.dsaco.net/.
Families and IDEA - Important Opportunity May 19th
The U.S. Department of Education is holding an event on "Family Engagement and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act". The webinar will take place on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. EST. The webinar will focus on the Department of Education's commitment to family involvement, particularly for families of children with disabilities or at risk. The webinar will also focus on the resources that the Department provides to help families understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, their rights under IDEA and how to work with schools to improve their children's future. Melody Musgrove, Director, Office of Special Education Programs, will be the featured speaker.
P.L.A.N.E.O. Working to Give a Voice to the Voiceless
The name the members have chosen for this group is P.L.A.N.E.O., Padres Latinos Asociados por los Niņos con Necesidades Especiales de Ohio. The intent of forming this group is to give parents who have children with disabilities a space where they can be surrounded by people who have had similar experiences and to show parents that they are not alone in this struggle.
The aims of P.L.A.N.E.O. are four-fold: 1) parent-to-parent support, 2) information sharing about resources available to disabled children and their families, 3) to build parent’s confidence and comfort level in raising their child, 4) advocacy for better services for children with special needs. The long-term goal of the group is to apply for a grant that would fund a Community Parent Resource Center that would provide a formal space for these parents and give a voice to families that have children with disabilities.
If you are interested in attending P.L.A.N.E.O., it is an open group that Latino parents who have children with special needs can join at any time. Meetings are conducted in Spanish. The group meets the first and third Thursdays of each month, except November and December, from 10:00-12:00. The meetings are held at Easter Seals Central and Southeast Ohio, which is located at 3830 Trueman Court Hilliard, Ohio 43026. Contact Deb Luciano at (614) 228-5523 for more information.
CRIS (Community Refugee and Immigration Service) is an independent non-profit agency serving refugees, asylees and immigrants in central Ohio. Among local community-based organizations, CRIS is the largest agency providing services to immigrants in Central Ohio and is the agency providing the most extensive services to immigrant populations in our area. Those services include immigration legal services and interpretation and translation.
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