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Special Education

Special Education

This document will provide you with a list of common acronyms used in special education.
The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) is a statewide project serving students with print disabilities, including students who are blind and visually impaired.
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) are partnering to improve post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities, beginning at age 14. This innovative collaboration will change the nature and impact of transition services for students with disabilities in Ohio. The new model will help students with disabilities get a head start on becoming job ready and better prepared to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to be successful in today’s workforce.
Memo providing guidance to school districts whose students with disabilities are, or may be, confined to CCF's or JDC's.
The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) offers educational options for students with autism. The purpose of the program is to give the parent of a qualified special education child the choice to send the child to an alternative public provider, a private school, or a special education program instead of the one run by their school district to receive the services in the child’s individualized education program (IEP).
The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) gives the parents of children with disabilities the choice to send their child to special education programs other than the one operated by their school district of residence to receive the education and the services outlined in their individualized education program (IEP).

Child Find

Child Find 3301-51-03

All children suspected as having a disability residing within the district, including children with disabilities who are homeless, wards of the state, attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of their disability and who are in need of special education and related services are identified , located and evaluated as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, December 2004(IDEA) and federal regulation at 34 C.F.R Part 300 (October 13, 2006) pertaining to child find, including the regulations at 34 C.F.R. 300.111 and 300.646(October 13, 2006) and as required by the provisions of this rule.

If you suspect that a child has a disability, please contact Denise Cirino, Director of Pupil Services at 440 995-7241 or [email protected]
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