Category: Organizations for Families

Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio – Promotes and strengthens the American Indian and Alaska Native community

Ohio has strong and capable Native American/Indian families. The Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio (NAICCO) exists to support the present-day American Indian and Alaska Native community in Ohio. The organization offers a...

Ohio’s Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education (Available in 13 languages)

This guide by the Ohio Department of Education can help parents and caregivers understand your rights and your child’s rights according to Federal law (I.D.E.A.) and the Ohio Operating Standards regarding special education supports...

How can I become a surrogate parent to support and advocate for a child’s special education needs in Ohio?

What is a Surrogate Parent? Surrogate parents are an important resource for many students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says that children with disabilities who do not have parents available to advocate for them in the special education...

International Children’s Digital Library – Over 4,000 digital books in 59 languages for families to read at home

The International Digital Children’s Library website contains digital books for families to read with their children in their home language. Studies have shown the importance of encouraging families to read in their home language...

InspirEd Virtual Learning Series for Families and Schools

This virtual learning series by OCALI and the Ohio Department of Education includes sessions on: setting up a learning environment at home, supporting positive behaviors at home and school, and co-planning to ensure that...

Kinship Coalition resource

The Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition: Virtual Support Group for Kinship Caregivers

The Ohio Grandparent Kinship Coalition is a statewide organization that provides information and networking for caregivers taking care of children other than their own when their parents are unable to care for them. They...

MedEd Resource Guide for Deaf/HH

Resource Guide for Families Supporting Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Ohio’s Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness increases access, communication, and equity for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.  “This resource guide is designed to support families as they...

MedEd Resource Guide for Blind/VI Children

Resource Guide for Families Supporting Children who are Blind or Visually Impaired

Ohio’s Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness increases access, communication, and equity for learners who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.  “This resource guide is designed to support families as they...