We have had a great response to our first series of Transition Bootcamp in Central Ohio. Monthly workshops on transition topics targeting families of teens and young adults have been held throughout the current school year at the Clark Hall building of Gahanna High School. This year we’ve highlighted education, employment, housing, guardianship and alternatives, healthcare, social and spiritual issues, Medicaid & waivers, and financial planning. We’ve heard speakers from Disability Rights Ohio, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, the Ohio Association of County Boards, Ohio Provider Resource Association, Franklin County Bd. Of DD, Creative Housing, Ohio Dept. of DD, Wynn-Reeth, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Autism Society of Central Ohio, and the Arc of Ohio. We are already using input from attendees to plan next year’s workshop series. Check out training opportunities here and across the state on our website at www.ohiof2f.org and click on “Trainings.”
Central Ohio was the site of our first full-day conference on April 13th for professionals and families with the theme of Strengthening Parent-Professional Partnerships. Speakers from children’s hospitals in Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus presented on care coordination, shared decision making, family engagement and the Medical Home model. More than 150 attendees participated!
Ohio F2F once again participated in the Franklin County provider fair on April 18th. Over 100 waiver providers and community organizations that serve individuals with disabilities around Central Ohio were represented, and families could gather information on whatever service they need from several providers at one event, plus chat with them in person about their specific situation.