Family Stories from Ohio

a mother with three children, one with down syndrome

Ohio Family Story: What we didn’t know that we didn’t know

My husband and I have four children. Three of them are typical. Two are almost middle school and high school ...
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Jhuma Acharya, a member of our State Advisory Council

Ohio Community Partner Story: The vital role of cultural brokers for strong family-school partnerships

Jhuma Acharya (red sweater) at our 2019 State Advisory Council Meeting The following text is from an interview with Jhuma ...
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Grandma with three high school aged kids standing outside on a sunny day smiling and looking at the camera.

Ohio Family Story: Grandfamilies…You Are Not Alone

“I got the phone call from the hospital that my baby was born,” said Pandora Pandora, a 2-time cancer survivor ...
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Portrait Of Grandparents Sitting With Baby Granddaughter Around Table At Home

Ohio Family Story: From Grandparents to Grandfamily

This story captures the experiences of an Ohio grandfamily. Due to the sensitive nature of the story, the name Brenda ...
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mother with boy

Ohio Family Story: Building My Support System

As my son was starting preschool, I had just learned that he was diagnosed with autism, developmental delay, and many ...
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father pushing smiling child in cardboard box

Ohio Family Story: Transition from Homeschool to Formal Education

Kenyona and her husband decided to homeschool their children through kindergarten and first grade. While both children have since transitioned ...
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young child with down syndrome playing drums

Ohio Family Story: Supporting Your Child’s Dreams

We are so inspired by this family story from Salem, Ohio. Watch the video below to see William's dreams become ...
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Ohio Family Story: Michael's Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

Ohio Family Story: Michael’s Story with Strength, Courage, and Bravery

We share the following videos with permission from Michael's family and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Students with ...
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