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OCECD Has All New Toll Free Numbers!
Please Note:  OCECD has new toll free numbers in all of their offices across the state.  The local numbers have not changed.  If you are used to calling an OCECD office, please check the number before you dial the next time when using the toll free numbers.  The Executive Office, in Marion, Ohio is 844-382-5452 or 740-382-5452.
Please go to this link to see the list by county and all the new toll free numbers by OCECD representative name.
USDOE Guidance: Access to a Free Appropriate Public Education includes IEPs Aligned to Grade Level Academic Content Standards
On November 17th, the US Department of Education issued guidance on access to a free appropriate public education for students with disabilities. The guidance clarifies that students with disabilities should not only have access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE), but also they should have individualized education programs (IEPs) that are aligned with state academic content standards for the grade in which a child is enrolled. This will help to ensure that all students receive high-quality instruction that prepares them for success in college and careers.

In addition to the guidance, the Department also is sharing resources for parents and educators aimed at helping students with disabilities succeed in school careers and life:
Thank You Note from 5th Graders for Borrowing an LCD Projector from OCECD
Thank you note from the 5th grade students of Mrs. McCleary. She just received her LCD projector to go with her white board. In the interim, she had borrowed an LCD from OCECD. Note from 5th Graders for LCD  
Download One Page Tip Sheets on IEP, ESY, Evaluation, Transition, Communication and More
 Click on "Read More" to be able to Read and Download One Page Informational Sheets on Individual Education Program, Extended School Year, Progress Reports, Evaluation/Evaluation Team Report, Independent Educational Evaluation, Informed Parental Consent, Postsecondary Transition, Related Services, and Communication. 
OCECD Publications to Download Free
OCECD's informational publications are free.  Click on "Read More" to download them in English or Spanish.  The publication list, fact sheet and training descriptions can also be downloaded.  If you need information on other topics call OCECD's Executive Office at 800-374-2806. 
Welcome to our New Website
We are very excited about rolling out our completely redesigned website. Parents and professionals will find information more easily with the intuitive navigation. This site has new sections to the left titled For Parents, Multicultural, Preschool, Reading Mentoring, Disability Definitions, Public Policy and Policy Letters. We hope these are helpful. If you have any suggestions, please contact Lee Ann Derugen, Webmaster at  If you are a parent needing assistance, please call 844-382-5452 or email   Click Here to view our Privacy Policy relating to our website.
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