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.
Informational Article of the Month:
October 2020: Understanding your Child's Trouble with Focus
September 2020: Back-to-School Anxiety in Kids: What to watch out for this year
UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center shares upcoming events here.
Recruitment is open for teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder (grades 9-12 or deferred graduation) without an intellectual disability (IQ>70) for our daily living skills intervention research study. As part of the study, families receive a brief updated assessment (i.e., ADOS-2, cognitive testing, adaptive behavior skills). If families are eligible, they will then be randomized to either a daily living skills intervention or the PEERS social skills intervention that will be conducted remotely via Zoom. Both interventions are 14-weeks long and there is a parent and a teen component. The daily living skills intervention focuses on teaching hygiene, self-care, laundry, cooking, grocery shopping, and money management. The social skills intervention focuses on teaching skills such as having a back and forth conversation, entering and exiting conversations, arranging get-togethers, etc. Families may receive up to $325.00 for participating. For more information contact email@example.com or call 513-803-3580.
Building Resilience - November 17
Kids Exploring Fun:
All Kids Exploring Fun events are from 9 am until 10 am.
Thanksgiving Fun - Saturday, November 7
Theater - Saturday, November 14
Science Fun - Saturday November 21
Story Fun - December 12
Science Fun - December 19
Ohio Operating Standards for Students for the Education of Children with Disabilities, a guide to state rule and regulations for students with disabilities in Ohio.
Lending library - books, videos, magazines and other resources focused on various disabilities and available through the Parent Resource Coordinator
Family Resource Network - special education information, links and other resources
The Center for Parent Information & Resources - nation-wide hub dedicated to sharing information with families and parent centers who serve families of children with disabilities
The Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities - Ohio's parent center
Past BRIDGES Presentations
Recognizing Signs of Depression and What to Do About It (February, 2019)
Navigating Social Norms - March 2018 parent presentation
Targeting Daily Living Skills in Children and Adolescents -- January 2018 parent presentation
Sensory Processing Skills and Self-Regulation -- November 2017 parent presentation
When Behavior Is a Challenge -- March 2017 parent presentation
Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports and Response to Intervention - November 2016 parent presentation
Understanding Sensory Integration - October 2019
Supporting Your Student's Executive Functioning - February 2020
Ohio Department of Education Guidance
COVID-19 Information for Ohio’s Schools and Districts -then click the button labeled serving students with disabilities
ODE review informational update:
December 2019: FHSD provides an update on the action plan
- supporting parents through the Special Education process
- attending IEP, ETR, or other meetings per parent or school request
- providing a lending library of books, videos, magazines and other resources focused on various disabilities
- work with parents to address issues and concerns
- sharing information and resources about a specific disability
- making referrals to other sources of support
- BRIDGES, a Forest Hills School District support group that provides informational and emotional support for families of children who are struggling in school or utilize an IEP (Individual Education Program) or a 504 plan
Parent Resource Coordinator
7946 Beechmont Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
513-231-3600, ext. 2946