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Parent Resource Coordinator

FHSD's Parent Resource Coordinator, Alycia Champion, manages the BRIDGES parent support group and provides information on special education processes, laws, support groups and resources to parents and the district so both can work collaboratively to help each child be successful. She is the parent of a child with special needs and therefore has a shared perspective that helps her address questions and concerns with compassion, as well as provide valuable assistance to parents.

Ohio's 2021-22 Guidance for Students with Disabilities

Introducing Village Connections

A FHSD Special Education Community

Families of students with special needs know that information and support come from many sources. Many of us depend on those who have a child with similar needs for support and many families will seek information from others who are further along on the path we are traveling. 

Last school year, the FHSD Parent Advisory Team identified the need for ongoing opportunities for these families to connect to share information and support.  This year, Village Connections, an information sharing and support community, will meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the Learning Commons at Nagel Middle School. There will be a general topic for each session with informational resources available. 

Topics and Dates for the 2021-22 School Year:

   September 8th Building Extracurriculars - How to Find What Works

   October 13th - Future Planning -Creating a Purposeful Plan

   November 11th -Sensory Friendly Everything! Lifehacks from Parents of Children with Special Needs

   December 8th - Finding Balance with a Child with Special Needs 

   January 12th -Things I Wish I knew - Best Advice I received from an Experienced Parent

   February 9th -Summer Activities

   March 9th - Social Skills-Tips and Tricks for Building Relationships

   April 13th - Building Independence at Home

   May 11th - Spring into Fall - Planning for the following School Year

Transitioning to  Nagel, Anderson, or Turpin This Year? 

Here are some answers to families' frequently asked questions when moving on to Nagel, Anderson, or Turpin.

Nagel          Anderson           Turpin

For Parents New to Special Education

Ohio's Parent Mentors Project The Basics of Special Education

ETR/IEP Toolbox

Ohio Parent Mentor's Presentation Special Education Eligibility & the Evaluation Process

ETR Roadmap

IEP by the Numbers

UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Past BRIDGES Presentations

COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

Federal Guidance

Ohio Department of Education Guidance

FHSD Guidance

SERVICES

 

Alycia Champion
Parent Resource Coordinator
7946 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
513-231-3600, ext. 2946