We are a group of Ohio State students within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and we are collaborating with Jessie and the TOPS organization to help jump-start the TOPS Alumni Society! Attached is a link to a survey where we all would appreciate hearing everyone’s feedback. The survey will only take about 10 minutes to complete. The survey will close March 6th at 11:59pm. We look forward to reading your responses and creating an engaging and interactive Alumni Society for all the TOPS Alumni and parents!


We Need Your Help!

Every five years, The Ohio State University Nisonger Center, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, revises its strategic plan and updates what we will work on for the next five years. To do so, we need input from Ohioans with developmental disabilities, family members, services and supports providers, professionals, and other interested stakeholders.  We need your ideas about what would make things better for Ohioans with a developmental disabilities and what is needed to better support their learning, independence, health, employment options … to lead a happy life.Please complete the Needs Assessment survey by March 11th, 2022. Survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete.

English:ñol:  [Fiiro Gaar ah: Eeg midigta sare ee bogga ka dibna dhag sii “Somali.”]  * *Please do not complete this survey if you do not live, work or support an individual in the state of Ohio.

Help Needed! Intimacy Survey for Student’s with IDD

Chelsea Stinnett, research assistant professor in Educational Studies at the University of South Carolina, needs help from students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. If you are a current student enrolled in TOPS, please read the message below:

We need your help to learn more about your experiences, interests, and preferences for learning about romantic and sexual relationships in college. We are completing a study using this survey to figure out (1) what experiences college students with disabilities have with romantic and sexual relationships, (2) their level of interest and preferences for learning more about this topic, and (3) their beliefs on the role that their college program plays in addressing their intimacy knowledge needs.

It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this survey. You will be asked questions about your experiences with romantic relationships and sexual activity. Whether you know a lot about this topic or not, your feedback is important. There is an optional opportunity to be included in a future study, but if you don’t want to participate, we will not contact you about the study after you complete the survey.

This survey is anonymous and confidential. You can also choose whether you want to do it or not. There is no risk associated with completing this survey. The information we collect will remain confidential, meaning that no important information that could reveal who you are will be included in any of our reports or papers. If you complete the entire survey, you’ll be entered in a drawing to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards.

You’re welcome to ask for help if you need someone to read you the questions or ask for clarification. If at any time you want to stop, simply exit the survey.

To access the survey, click on any of the hyperlinks above or use this link:

If you have any questions about this study, please contact me via email at If you have any questions or concerns about your rights as a research subject, please contact the University of South Carolina’s Office of Research Compliance at 803-777-6670.

Thank you for your participation!Chelsea VanHorn StinnettResearch Assistant Professor, University of South

No Classes: Spring Break

Happy Spring Break!

Classes at the university will not be held Monday, March 14th through Friday, March 18th, 2022. Offices will be open and staff will work remotely.

Have a safe and restful break!