When a student has been evaluated through a Multi-Factored Evaluation and determined to have a disability according to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) and Ohio’s Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children With Disabilities, a student may receive educational services through special education. Disabilities under IDEIA include: multiple disabilities, deaf, blind, hearing impairment, visual impairment, speech-language, orthopedic disability, other health impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, autism and traumatic brain injury. An Individualized Education Program, identifying an individual student’s needs and the special education services needed to provide the student with free, appropriate, public education, is developed by parents and school personnel. If determined eligible, a student may also receive related services such as transition services, occupational therapy, adapted physical education and speech-language services. A continuum of special education services is available, including direct instruction, supportive instruction to the regular classroom, and consultation.
If a parent suspects that their child may have a disability, they may contact the building principal or the Director of Special Education at 614-450-6000 for information regarding possible referrals to special education.