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2019 Transformation Series: Building Innovative Service Models

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Quest Conference Center - May 14, 2019

8405 Pulsar Place - Columbus, OH 43240

Ohio's continued efforts to ensure individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities have access to services that prioritize their specific goals and prioritize community membership and community employment is largely supported by provider agencies across the state. These agencies are collectively working through a systems change process that will enable the strengthening and support of community-based service options for individuals with disabilities. The 2018 Transformation Series provides an opportunity for provider agencies to gather and share ideas, strategies, and practices that will assist them as they move through the systems change process and help improve person-centered planning, community membership, and employment opportunities for individuals across Ohio.

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2019 BEST Summer 4-Day Basic Braille Course

Monday, June 10, 2019 - Thursday, June 13, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Dr. - Columbus, OH 43231

The Basic Braille Course will provide basic instruction in braille for paraprofessionals and teachers and is not intended to be a refresher for the experienced braille user. Familiarity with the braille alphabet is a plus. The course will introduce/review the braille alphabet, capitalization, punctuation, cardinal numbers, one-cell whole-word contractions, whole-word contractions, part-word contractions, and some short-form words, all according to UEB. This course will also introduce simple formatting. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read and write with a Perkins Brailler and proofread literary braille materials.

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2019 BEST Summer Advanced Braille Course

Monday, June 17, 2019 - Monday, July 8, 2019

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

This course is designed for educators who need advanced instruction in contracted Unified English Braille (UEB) and the formats in which it is transcribed. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. The course will briefly review the content of lessons one through seven and provide in-depth coverage of lessons eight – nineteen of the NLS Braille Transcribing Course, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress. Participants will have sessions for independent and group work and will apply their updated knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille literary material. Students will use the Perkins Brailler and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials.

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2019 BEST Summer Advanced Nemeth Course

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - Tuesday, July 9, 2019

OCALI

470 Glenmont Ave. - Columbus, OH 43214

The course is designed for persons who need more advanced instruction on braille Nemeth math code and science notation. The course consists of two onsite sessions with four additional lessons to be completed independently between. Participants will have activities for independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler and a computer with 6-key input and Perky Duck to produce braille materials. Coursework will include examples following current recommendations for the use of Nemeth in UEB materials.

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2019 BEST Summer 4-Day Basic Nemeth Course

Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus

2700 Corporate Exchange Dr. - Columbus, OH 43231

The Basic Nemeth Course will review the basic Nemeth code for math and science notation. This course will cover the Nemeth code notation appropriate for kindergarten to middle school curricula. Proficiency in the material covered in the Basic Braille course is highly recommended due to the pace and content of this course. Students will participate in independent and group work and will apply their knowledge as they read, write, and proofread braille math and science materials. Students will use the Perkins Brailler to produce braille materials. The course will be appropriate for students with little or no Nemeth experience. The course will also include examples following current recommendations for the use of UEB in Nemeth materials.

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