21 Series

On the 21st of each month, we host an educational workshop for parents, professionals, relatives and advocates (15 & up). Workshop topics will change each month and local experts will present in their area of expertise. Some of the topics include Sensory Processing, Puberty, Healthcare Transitions and more! These workshops are free to attend, but registration is required.


Celebrando y Educando Madres

Dates: Domingo 7 de Abril, 2019 
Time: 1 - 3:30 PM
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Presented By: Marbella Cáceres Directora Estatal Multicultural de la Coalición para la Educación de niños con discapacidad en Ohio, OCECD por sus iniciales en inglés. Marbella actualmente se desempeña en la Junta Estatal Asesora para Niños Excepcionales (State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children) y como voluntaria para la Alianza Nacional contra las Enfermedades Mentales en el condado de Franklin (NAMI).

RSVP to Marina at (513) 490-2834 or email

Behavior in School

Ages: Parents and professionals
Dates: Tuesday, May 21
Time: 6:30 - 8 PM
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Presented By: Tina Pratt, M.Ed., CTP-E, Behavior Specialist-Lakota Schools
Program Coordinator: Joanie Elfers, School Age Matters Coordinator
Description: Tina will be speaking about behavior in school-age individuals with Down syndrome. Tina Pratt is a former special education teacher from Michigan. Prior to moving into the field of behavior, she taught students in their home, in self-contained classrooms, provided resource room support, as well as worked with students in full inclusion settings. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education and special education and a Master’s Degree in early childhood education. She is a certified Crisis Intervention Instructor and a Certified Trauma Practitioner for Education. She works for a local school district and writes for Cincinnati Family Magazine in her spare time. Tina also has an endorsement in reading and is currently working to sit for the exam to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.


Communication Devices

Ages: Parents and professionals
Dates: Saturday, June 22
Time: 9:30 - 11 AM
Location: DSAGC, 4623 Wesley Ave, Suite A Cincinnati, OH 45212
Presented By: TBD
Program Coordinator: Jena Wells, Early Matters Coordinator
Description: What is AAC? It is the acronym for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. There are many examples of AAC Devices. How do you know if your child would benefit from an AAC Device? What should you expect from an evaluation and where should you go to complete an evaluation? How do you determine which AAC Device would be best for your child? What are the top AAC Devices that are most commonly used and what are the pros and cons for these? Those that attend this workshop will get answers to these questions.



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