Resources for Families

Our department prioritizes partnerships with parents/guardians. We strive to provide all families with timely and accurate information. Below you will find a few helpful resources for families.

Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education provides many resources to parents through their website. At this website you can find Ohio Revised Code information as well as all rules and regulations that govern the identification and delivery of service to students with disabilities.

In Ohio, A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) serves as the procedural safeguards notice in accordance with and as required by 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 300.504.

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education 

Multi-Tiered System of Support

Upper Arlington Schools’ Multi-Tiered System of Support is a systematic and collaborative team process that is responsive to meet the needs of all students through differentiated and individualized instruction with a focus on the whole child including academic, behavioral and social/emotional needs. MTSS uses a four-tiered approach to identifying students’ academic, social and emotional needs. This framework expands on existing structures and practices within the Upper Arlington Schools to ensure that every student is able to access learning through whatever interventions, supports or extensions they need to continue to succeed. You can learn more about MTSS on our website.

State Support Team

The Educational Service Center offers free parent trainings and community engagement opportunities for parents. Learn more on the State Support Team 11 website.

Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association

The Central Ohio Branch of the International Dyslexia Association offers a variety of parent education opportunities. Visit the Central Ohio Branch's website to learn of upcoming events.

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence is an internationally renowned information clearing house dedicated to providing evidence-based training to those impacted by autism. Visit the OCALI website to learn more about online and in-person learning opportunities.

Auditory Discrimination

These free auditory discrimination tools are applicable to students with a range of developmental disabilities.

Ohio's Learning Standards

The Upper Arlington Schools K-12 curriculum is aligned to Ohio’s Learning Standards. These standards explain the knowledge and skills Ohio students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 need to achieve. 

Ohio’s Learning Standards emphasize skills crucial to students’ success not only in school but also in college, careers and life — such as critical thinking and problem solving.

Elementary Learning Standards

Middle School Learning Standards

High School Learning Standards

Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E) also are commonly known as "the extended standards." These standards help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge. At the same time, the extended standards are designed to maintain the rigor and high expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards.

Ohio’s Learning Standards — Extended: English Language Arts

Ohio’s Learning Standards — Extended: Math

Ohio’s Learning Standards — Extended: Science

Ohio’s Learning Standards — Extended: Social Studies

Learning Aid Ohio

Learning Aid Ohio, a new statewide service for children with disabilities, aims to provide in-person, supplemental learning support for students with IEPs and 504 Plans in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and remote learning. The goal is to connect families with learning Providers to help students stay on track toward their academic goals, specific to their individual needs, and based on the curriculum their traditional teachers set.

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