Our department prioritizes partnerships with parents. We strive to provide all parents with timely and accurate information. Below you will find a few helpful resources for parents: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.IDEA
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 EducationDifferentiation Model
Differentiation is a teacher's response to learners' needs, guided by mindset and general principles of differentiation: respectful tasks, quality curriculum, teaching up, flexible grouping, continual assessment, and building community. Teachers can differentiate through content, process, product, affect and learning environment according to students' readiness, interest and learning profile - using instructional strategies such as: RAFTS, graphic organizers, scaffolded reading, cubing, think-tac-toe, learning contracts, tiering, learning/interest centers, independent studies, intelligence preferences, orbitals, complex instruction, 4MAT, web quests and web inquiry, etc.
Below you will find the visual representation of this model — which we use to differentiate social and academic instruction throughout our schools.
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.
These free auditory discrimination tools are applicable to students with a range of developmental disabilities.
Common Core Standards
"The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English and math were adopted in 2010. These standards define what students need to learn at each grade level. They provide a chance to improve access to quality content standards for students with disabilities."
Common Core Resources for Special Education