Welcome to the Regional Autism Advisory Council of Southwest Ohio

RAAC 2018 Safety Series:

Emergencies are stressful.  Proactive preparation and planning is key to manage the outcome and lessen the trauma. Join the Regional Autism Advisory Council in the 2018 Spring Safety Series!

DateTopic DescriptionTarget Audience **
April 10th 1:30pm-3:30pmEngaging with First Responders and Professionals in an EmergencyProfessionals-DSPs, SSAs, agency staff, & teachers
April 17th 9:30am-11:30amEmergency PreparednessPeople with disabilities and their family
April 24th 1:00pm-4:00pmAutism, Safety, and Trauma, Oh My!All with an interest! Professionals, people with a disability and family members
May 1st 9:30am-11:30amEngaging with First Responders and Professionals in an EmergencyPeople with disabilities and their family

**All are invited to each of these sessions, regardless of the identified target audience! Please join us!**

Location: Madtree Brewing-Oakley Room

3301 Madison Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45209

FREE Safety Materials will be provided to all attendees who have a disability and their family members!

 “Engaging with First Responders and Professionals in an Emergency"

Presenters: Holly Mott, Kimi Remenyi, and Lisa Sganga

First responders are the front line support during an emergency.  Have you considered the role they play and what you can do to help?  This training will offer tips and suggestions on how to engage with first responders, proactive steps you can take, and advice from a parent. In addition, Developmental Disability Services staff will describe how the Major Unusual Incidents department and the Human Rights Committee serve to ensure safety measures are considered before and after an incident occurs. 


"Emergency Preparedness"

Presenter: Erica Coleman

This training will provide insight into local hazards and how people living with disabilities can best prepare for them. Training will provide awareness and discussions on the best ways to get prepared for any kind of disaster such as fire, flood, and tornados.  You will learn about local hazards and best practice in preparing people with disabilities for a disaster.

"Autism, Safety and Trauma, Oh My!”

 Interventions that Embody Safety, Potential and Hope

Presenters: Mary Vicario, LPCC-S and Sondra Williams

Research indicates that some of the most challenging behaviors connected with autism and/or trauma may actually be biologically based fear responses rather than willful behavior.  In this interactive presentation and discussion we will explore everyday brain based interventions to help all of us replace challenging, fear based interactions with safety, potential, and hope.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate (expires 30 days before the event)

Regular Rate

People with disabilities and their family






Student rate



Xavier University is graciously offering one credit hour for $340 with participation in 3 of the 4 dates. Please contact Renee Mattson at mattsonrr@xavier.edu for more information.  Payment for this course is separate from registration and must be made through Xavier.

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Clermont County Autism Training Series

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This FREE series will occur from 4:00pm– 6:30pm on the following Wednesdays:

September 27th, 2017
October 25th, 2017
January 24th, 2018
February 28th, 2018
April 25th, 2018


Union Township Civic Center 

4350 Aicholtz Rd.

Cincinnati, OH 45245

ASD Strategies in Action

Connect with family members and professionals to learn more about effective techniques for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) through a group screening and discussion of the ASD Strategies in Action, an online video-based learning tool. The facilitated discussion will enhance the knowledge and allow for practical application and problem solving. The first in the series will be, "Many Faces of Autism."

Autism Certification will be awarded by OCALI when the participant completes all coursework and final online test. CEUs and Ashland credits will be offered pending approval.

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