Alert: PD for Teachers Working with Paraprofessionals: Developing Teacher Capacity to Support Paraprofessionals as Instructional Team Member. Just a reminder: interested teachers should register by February 15 by completing an online form available at: See the article below for more information.

Our Mission:  The Mission of the State Support Team Region 16 is to build the capacity of local and related education agencies to engage in systemic and sustainable improvement that impacts educational outcomes for students.

Parent Advisory Council Meeting February 19, 2016

Parent Advisory Council/Parent Teacher Partnership SST 16 Presents
Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Responding to Trauma's Impact on Behavior

February 18, 2016

SST Region 16
21 Birge Drive

Chauncey, Ohio 45719

Disaster and Preparedness Training Opportunity

Training Opportunity:

The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is holding a Disaster and Preparedness Training at the Ohio University Innovation Center on Saturday, February 20th from 10am to 2pm. This training is intended for individuals with developmental disabilities and their caretakers. There is no charge for this training and participants get a free Emergency Preparedness Kit.


Online registration forms are available at the Athens City Commission on Disabilities Facebook page. You may also contact Erica Coleman at

2016 Horn Walter Awards

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities will again host the 2016 R.A. Horn and Franklin B. Walter Awards Program.  A special educator (or team) and one student from each SST Region will be recognized at an Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at the Villa Milano.  

Return all nomination forms to Lisa Bonner no later than March 31, 2016

Lisa Bonner
SST Region 16
P.O. Box 39
Chauncey, Ohio 45719
Fax: 740-797-0154
Phone: 740-797--0150


Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation (OPEPP).
Understanding Dual Sensory Impairment and the Value of Intervener Services

Professional Development Components:

How Will Training be Structured?

All training will be delivered online, and will include the following components:

1 Welcome & Orientation Session
3 Virtual Cohort Meetings
8 Online Learning Sessions
1 Online Group Meeting

Target Participants: Who Should Complete Training?
Teacher-Parapro TEAMS who work with or have interest in working with children
with other low incidence and sensory disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairment, and multiple disabilities.

Next Steps for interested Participants:
To express your interest in participating or to learn more about this opportunity, contact OCDBE Deafblind Education Consultant, Leanne Parnell by email

A link to an online registration form will be sent to those who express interest.


Regional Assistive Technology Vendor Fairs

Click this link to learn more about Ohio's Regional Assistive Technology Fair happening this spring around the state.AT vendor Fair picture

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