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Ohio Coalition for the Education
of Children with Disabilities

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to parents and children
dealing with life's challenges

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  • Transitioning Youth Conference

    May 6, 2014

    Click Here to Register - Hurry Space is Limited - FREE

    Two presentations on Transitioning Youth: How Occupational Therapy Can Help and Summary of Performance as it Pertains to Transition. It will overview transition planning, how it relates to the Individualized Education Program (IEP), and how transition services can help prepare students to move from school to adulthood.

    Hilton Garden Inn Dublin, 500 Metro Place North, Dublin, Ohio 43017

    12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Transitioning Youth: How Occupational Therapy Can Help Presented by Brenda George, MS, OTR/L, Ohio Occupational Therapy Association, Pediatric Member Support Coordinator, and Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

    2:40 PM to 4:00 PM
    Summary of Performance as it Pertains to Transition Presented by Cathy Ruiz, Parent Mentor for Western Buckeye, ESC., and Service Coordinator for Paulding County Family and Children First Council, and Aaron Weisbrod, M.Ed., Consultant, State Support Team Region 1. The Summary of Performance (SOP) extends beyond completion of a form at the end of a student's school career. Interagency collaboration with meaningful information is essential for a student's post-school success. This session wil provide an overview of a collaborative SOP process developed by the State Support Team Region 1 Transition Council. A sample SOP packet and suggestions on how students, families, school personnel, agency providers and employers can compile and utilize SOP information will be shared. Future plans to pilot the process will be discussed.

  • Spring/Summer FUN Newsletter
    (Families Understanding their Needs)
    Click Here

    for information for young families such as positive outcomes, preschool development, medical/safety, book reviews & websites, and family activities

  • FORUM Newsletter Click Here for these topics in english and spanish:

      Checklist Provides Planning Guide for People with Disabilities, Health Challenges
      Lista de Chequeo para el Invierno Proporciona una guía de Planificación para las Personas con Discapacidad y con Problemas de Salud ¡Exito!  Una Familia y la Escuela trabajan juntos para mejorar la la situación de un estudiante

      Adaptive Sports for Individuals with Physical Disabilities (ASPO)
      Deportes Adaptados Para Individuos con Discapacidades Físicas (ASPO siglas en ingles)

      New iPad App Teaches Reading and Spelling
      Nueva Aplicación de iPad (iPad App) Enseña a leer y a Deletrear

  • Ohio Special Education Profile 2013: This January 2014 report was developed and disseminated with OCECD discretionary funds. No federal funds were used.

  • Ohio Special Education Research Project
    Implementation of Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio School

    Conducted by the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
    Funded by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children

    Ohio Schools are in a period of major redesign of curricular and instructional processes.  Students with disabilities are central to the success of these efforts, and this context of change provides opportunities to move the overall system of special education in the direction of improved results.  The purpose of this Special Education Research Project is to identify the practices that shape improved levels of achievement of students with disabilities.  It began with an extensive Literature Review of evidence-based practices to identify the most current findings of successful school, district and state-level implementation.  A comparative case-study design was implemented with sample school districts.  Onsite visitations of selected schools were conducted by a research team with well-designed protocols.  An online teacher survey followed the onsite visits to gather information from the classroom perspective.  A Final Report of findings and recommendations was prepared that includes eight recommendations for practice and nine recommendations for further research.  The entire project is summarized in condensed Executive Summary format.

    Ohio Special Education Research Project
    Executive Summary (October 2013)


    Download Report (72 pages)

    Identifying Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio Schools
    Final Report (October 2013)

    Download Report (190 pages)

    Identifying Successful Practices for Students with Disabilities in Ohio Schools
    Evidence-Based Practices in Special Education: A Review of the Literature (July 2013)

    Download Report (42 pages)

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  • Disability Definitions


    OCECD's list of definitions of services under IDEA 2004 and Section 504.