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Ohio Coalition for the Education
of Children with Disabilities

Giving a voice
to parents and children
dealing with life's challenges

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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities works with parents to help them obtain the assistance they need. If you need one-to-one assistance, call (800) 374-2806 ext. 20 or email ocecd@ocecd.org.


            


  • 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

  • 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.