What does OCS stand for? - OCS stands for Our Children's Story.
What is OCS? - OCS is an up and coming 501c3 that strive to help families find resources for their loved ones with special needs.
Does OCS pocket any of the donations received? - OCS is not a for-profit organization. We do not pocket any of the donations that are received. We filter all donations back into the community.
Does OCS have any partnerships? - Currently, at this time we do not have any partnerships with any other organizations.
How long has OCS been a functional organization? - OCS has been established since 2010.
Will OCS provide any workshops and any other events for the special needs community? - Yes, OCS will be launching workshops as well as support groups in the year 2018.
Does OCS host any fundraiser events? - Yes, OCS will be hosting its first Purple and Green Gala November 4th, 2017. This event will be annual. We will raise money as well as honor children with (dis)Abilities and those who care for them.
Will OCS consider any partnerships? - At this current time, OCS will not participate in partnerships. There are plans in the future for partnerships.
Will OCS entertain speaking engagements? - Our Children's Story will entertain speaking engagements. OCS will charge a speaking fee which will be discussed at the time of the request. If the organization is a non-profit organization that is working for the betterment of the special needs community, OCS will significantly reduce the rates to accommodate the cause.
Does OCS have any current sponsors and or supporters? - Yes OCS has current supporters (which can be found by clicking on the RESOURCES tab) and currently working on sponsorships.
Can anyone volunteer with OCS? - At this current time no volunteers are needed, however, we will be taking volunteers in 2018 once the workshops and support groups launch.
Is OCS working on obtaining a 501c3? - Yes OCS is in the process of submitting the paperwork to obtain a 501c3 status.
If I need personalized one on one assistance will OCS provide that? - Yes OCS will provide personalized help at a rate of $15 per hour (non-negotiable) minimum of 2 hours. Please be advised, OCS can not promise a result that is expected by the family. OCS can promise that the one on one time will be utilized accordingly so that the best result possible can be achieved.
Will OCS attend an IEP meeting? - Yes, OCS will attend an IEP meeting at a starting rate of $15 per hour. OCS will come support the family and assist in negotiations. OCS can not promise the results expected by the family. If a family is looking for someone to come and advocate on their behalf, it is recommended that the family hire an advocate, which can be found under Resources /Advocacy and Legal Services