In accordance with Federal and State laws, each school district and the Ohio Department of Education are trying to identify children with disabilities, birth through age 21, who may be in need of special education services. Many unidentified children with disabilities are preschoolers.
Your public school offers:
- Evaluation for all children with suspected disabilities, birth through age 21;
- Education for all children with disabilities, age three through 21 years.
Once the school district is notified about a child who is suspected of having a disability:
The child's parent(s) are contacted and informed of their rights, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA 2004), the Ohio Revised Code, and the State Board of Education's Rules for the Education of Handicapped Children. Arrangements are made to evaluate the child in cooperation with the parent(s).
If you know a child who is suspected of having a disability, contact the Special Services office at 419-666-4267. By law, all inquiries are treated confidentially.