Calendar of Events

The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council provides information about events around Ohio and online covering topics that may be of interest to people with disabilities, their families and others. Would you like to have your event added to our calendar? Contact Kim Crishbaum at kimberly.crishbaum@dodd.ohio.gov or 614-466-5232. Please note that we do not necessarily endorse each event. The information is provided as a service to pass along information that may be of interest to the public.

Calendar of conferences, workshops, trainings, webinars, and more!

How to Survive Middle School - Sensory Free (Dayton)
Start Date/Time:
Sunday, February 24, 2019 2:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
End Date/Time:
Sunday, February 24, 2019 4:00 PM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Recurring Event:
One time event
Importance:
Normal Priority
Category:
Family Supports
Description:

This production is great for all families, especially for children with an autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivity, and other special needs. You can expect a reduction of loud or jarring sounds, the absence of flashing or strobe lighting on stage, modification of house lights during the performance, and a judgment-free environment where all patrons are free to vocalize or move around the theatre. At no time will anyone be asked to leave the performance due to vocal reactions, movement, or behaviors related to cognitive/developmental abilities.

Comedian Robert Post barely survived middle school. One of his childhood report cards in Columbus, Ohio, gave a hint as to how his future might unfold. Struggling because of various learning disabilities, he found that making people laugh saved him. Not amused by Robert’s antics, his teacher created a whole new column of categories describing maladaptive behavior. The result: a dazzling performance career that continues to defy categories. In this multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show. Dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure these video testimonials by kids and their advocates (along with a generous dose of Post’s signature humor) is sure to resonate with school and public audiences alike.

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Owned by Kmcconnell On Wednesday, January 30, 2019