We are honored that you have chosen us to educate your child. We are committed to serving all students, including students with disabilities. It is our goal to provide an appropriate education to all students, and allowing them to have access to the general education curriculum. We strive to be compliant in every aspect of local, state and federal law and to follow the guide of IDEA. Programs are provided to support students with learning disabilities, emotionally disturbed, multiple handicapped, hearing and visually impaired, developmentally handicapped, other health impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury, and speech and language impairment.
Inclusion of students with disabilities in regular classes has become a priority, as our district realizes that regular education settings provide our students with disabilities stimulation and modeling for learning, as well as opportunities to learn positive social and vocational skills and build self-esteem.
District Special Educators
We have a staff of 132 special educators, from coordinators to special education aides, all very necessary in the education of our students. We provide related services according to needs identified through the Evaluation Team Reports. Related services provided this year were: adaptive physical education, aide services, interpreter services, medical services, occupational therapy services, orientation and mobility services, physical therapy services, speech and language, vocational special education coordinator, work-study services, adaptive equipment and services, special transportation, Braille services, and transitional services.
Central Ohio Surrogate Parent Training Program
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) requires that children with disabilities who do not have parents to advocate for them in the special education process be given a surrogate parent to make decisions about special education issues.
If you are interested in becoming a Surrogate Parent you must complete the ODE approved Surrogate Parent Training.
The Surrogate Parent Training Program in Central Ohio is designed to provide training and information to parents wanting to serve as a surrogate for a child with disabilities when the child's parent is unavailable to make decisions.
For more information, please contact:
State Support Team Region 112080 Citygate Drive Columbus, Ohio 43219
Special Education/Early Learning and School Readiness