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Stay On Track This School Year!

Nervous about keeping your student on track this year? The end of summer can be a challenging time to adjust routines and reintroduce a school schedule.

#BetterTogether is brought to you by the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

In addition to the summer slide, the past two years have brought the additional hardship of COVID interruptions. From remote learning to closed or delayed programs and facilities, many caregivers and parents are concerned that their special needs children are being left behind.

In-home visits, social interactions, and therapy appointments are crucial in a child’s development. It’s valid and appropriate to be worried about your kids. Local parents can find guidance and resources with the Tuscarawas County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The agency’s Behavior Support Specialist, Benjamin Kolbrich, offers a series of training videos- completely free and immediately accessible via the TuscBDD website.

“This training is for anyone supporting youth with developmental disabilities and behavior needs,” explains Kerri Silverthorn, with TuscBDD.

Family mentorship is another way to support and help families during this transitional time. TuscBDD offers a program for that as well. “It is informal and people can call or email the mentors that have gone through similar situations,” added Silverthorn.

TuscBDD Starlight School offers preschool for 3- to 5-year-olds. The program is an all-day program, Monday-Thursday during the standard school year. Classes are made up of roughly 8 children with developmental disabilities and 8 typically developing children. The 5-star program is licensed by the Ohio Dept. of Education’s Office and practices positive & proactive interaction. For more information, check out their website or call them at (330) 339-3577.

Audrey Mattevi
Reporting

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