TRANSITION SERVICES

Watch this incredible story of a local grocery store who opened their doors to an internship for a group of teens with Developmental Disabilities in Wyandot County. This is what it looks like when a community works together to create an inclusive world. Everyone benefits! 

The Wyandot County Board of DD provides support services, employment navigation and specialized support consultation. We partner with schools and other organizations to help individuals and their families get linked with supports for work, living and connecting with the community for all aspects of life. 

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RESOURCES

STATE SUPPORT SYSTEM

State Support Team services are provided to educators, agency personnel, and parents and families of children with disabilities in 13 Northwest Ohio Counties. State Support Team staff work within the following focus areas: school improvement, special education and IEP compliance, secondary transition, college and career readiness, early learning, and school readiness, and parent and family involvement.

NTACT

The National Technical Assistant Center on Transition is a federally funded organization seeking to assist parents, schools, and community agents with evidence-based and promising practices helping to ensure students with disabilities, including those with significant disabilities, graduate prepared for success in postsecondary education and employment

PROJECT LIFE

Project LIFE is more than a typical transition-to-work program. This comprehensive program combines classroom and life skill education with authentic work experiences to prepare students with disabilities for a self-determined future.

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides counseling and guidance to individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment to jointly choose an employment goal based on strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capabilities and interests.

Ohio Means Jobs is a site designed to help students, teachers, and families explore jobs, plan for job readiness training, access to information on funding for further education, and find employment.

 

The Lifespan Transitions Center is a website that works to equip communities to support the successful and unique transition of individuals with disabilities to ensure they can live their best lives for their whole lives. 

 

FAMILY AND CHILDREN FIRST COUNCIL

The Wyandot County Child Well-being Workgroup determines Wyandot County’s priority commitment to child well-being based on Ohio’s six commitments:

  • Infants and toddlers thrive
  • Children are ready for school
  • Children and youth engage in healthy behaviors
  • Youth transition successfully into adulthood

211 – UNITED WAY

The United Way is on a mission to help improve the community and can provide resources in the following domains:

  • Utilities assistance
  • Gambling help
  • Tobacco Related Programs
  • School Choice
  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Education, Recreation, and The Arts
  • Employment and Income Support
  • Family Support and Planning
  • Food, Clothing, and Household Items
  • Housing
  • Legal Services and Financial Management
  • Mental Health and Counseling
  • Substance Abuse and Addictions
  • Support Groups
  • Tax Help
  • Access to Emergency Shelter

JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES

We are a public full-service agency that includes financial assistance, child support, children’s services, adult protective services, and daycare assistance.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

www.dodd.ohio.gov

http://dodd.ohio.gov/IndividualFamilies/Pages/Supporting-Families.aspx

 

Wyandot County Family and Children First Council

http://www.wyandotfcfc.org/

 

Wyandot County Job and Family Services

http://www.co.wyandot.oh.us/JFS/index.htm

 

Wyandot County Council for Birth Defects

WCCFBD@gmail.com

 

Family Resource Network of Ohio

www.FRNOhio.org

 

Ohio Employment First

http://www.ohioemploymentfirst.org 

Agency Navigation Tool

Backwards Planning Tool

Evidence Based Practices and Predictors

Transition Assessment Team Planning Guide

 

Job Seekers Guide

http://jobguide.ohioemploymentfirst.org/

22 tools that can be downloaded and used

 

Ohio Means Jobs (Job and Family Services)

https://jobseeker.ohiomeansjobs.monster.com/

 

Disability Benefits 101

https://oh.db101.org/

 

Social Security Administration

https://www.ssa.gov/

 

Ohio Self Determination Association

http://www.osdaohio.org/

 

Loop Ohio, Community of Practice

https://loopohio.org/

 

Community of Practice

National Website for Support

www.supporttofamilies.org

DODD representative

Tina.evans@dodd.ohio.gov

 

Life Course Tools

www.Lifecoursetools.com 

 

PAC Group representative

(Family and Children First Council)

angela@namiohio.org

 

Parent 2 Parent group

http://www.p2pusa.org/

 

Family 2 Family group

https://www.ohiof2f.org/?page_id=2

 

Ronald McDonald Family Resource Link

Red Treehouse

www.Redtreehouse.org  

 

Easter Seals

www.Easterseals.com

 

Seneca Autism Learning and Support Association (SALSA)

http://seneca-salsa.org/

 

Mental Illness/Intellectual Disabilities

Coordinating Center of Excellence

https://miidccoeohio.org/

 

Got Transition/Center for Health Care Transition Improvement

www.gottransition.org

 1615 M Street NW, Suite 290

 Washington, DC 20036

 Phone: 202-223-1500

 Fax: 202-429-3957

info@GotTransition.org

 

Tiffin YMCA

Activities, Swim, Gymnastics

http://www.tiffinymca.org/cms-view-page.php?page=home-school-and-special-needs-classes

LEARN GROW THRIVE – Special Needs Night At The Y

Designed for youth ages 6 and older – these classes are made available at no cost to the public. Pre-registration is required and an adult must participate with their child.

 For more information contact Steve Crone at scrone@tiffinymca.org

 

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Students with Disabilities

 http://www.ocecd.org/

Ohio Coalition for Education of Children with Disabilities works with parents to help them obtain the assistance they need. If you need one-to-one assistance, call (740) 382-5452.