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Ohio Coalition

for the Education

Of Children with

Disabilities

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them.  
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Giving a voice to parents and children dealing with life's challenges.


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Ohio Coalition for Education of Children with Disabilities works with parents to help them obtain the assistance they need. If you need one-to-one assistance, call (740) 382-5452 or email us at [email protected]



The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) 
is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations and over 70 individual members which comprise the Coalition. OCECD has also been funded since 1984 to serve as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of Ohio from the federal government, U.S. Dept of Education, Office for Special Education Programs.

Latest News
New - Advocacy Tips for Parents
New - Advocacy Tips for Parents
Advocacy Tips for Parents - Families can be powerful advocates for their children in the special education process. By seeking guidance and information that will educate and support them in this area, they are empowered to actively participate as partners with their children’s educators in creating solutions to the challenges their children may encounter in the special education process.
 
Starting Strong: supporting Language, Communication and Early Literacy in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Birth to 5).
Starting Strong: supporting Language, Com...
Register Today for the 2024 Conference focused on supporting Language, Communication and Early Literacy in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Birth to 5). Events in Columbus, Cleveland & Cincinnati.  
 
NEW OCECD Mobile App
NEW OCECD Mobile App
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is thrilled to introduce the OCECD App, a dynamic Android application designed to bring you swift access to a wealth of resources, events, and training information. We're putting everything OCECD at your fingertips, ensuring you stay seamlessly connected with the support and knowledge you need. 

 
Starting Strong: supporting Language, Communication and Early Literacy in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Birth to 5).
Starting Strong: supporting Language, Com...
2024 Conference focused on supporting Language, Communication and Early Literacy in Children Who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Birth to 5). Events in Columbus, Cleveland & Cincinnati.  
 
As 2023 ends we look towards 2024
As 2023 ends we look towards 2024
2023 has been a year of milestones and memorable moments for OCECD. Together, we've navigated challenges, celebrated successes, and strengthened the bonds that make our community so special.  
 
OCECD’s Fall 2023 newsletter: Behavior and related topics
OCECD’s Fall 2023 newsletter: Behavior an...
This newsletter begins an exciting 3-part series on Behavior and related topics. Here, we discuss Behavior and Discipline, including information about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and setting concrete goals and objectives related to behavior in the IEP.  
 
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On-Demand Trainings AvailableLearn more about OCECD's On-Demand TrainingsRead More ▸
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Youth Self-Advocacy and EmpowermentRead More ▸
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Contact OCECDReach out for family support!Read More ▸
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OCECD ServicesLearn more about our services offeredRead More ▸
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OCECD ProgramsLearn more about our ProgramsRead More ▸
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Free TrainingsParticipate in our many Free Online Trainings.Read More ▸
Upcoming Events
Sun, March 3
Connecting for Kids - Resource Fair

10:00 AM
Thu, March 7
Reducing Barriers Through Advocacy

3:00 PM
Thu, March 7
Understanding the Evaluation Process

12:00 PM
Wed, March 13
Taking The Sting Out Of Behavior

12:00 PM
Thu, March 14
CTLC Showcase - Info Fair

12:00 PM
Tue, March 19
Goals Planning Success (GPS)

8:00 AM
Tue, March 19
Understanding The IEP - Part 1

12:00 PM
Tue, March 26
Goals Planning Success (GPS)

8:00 AM
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"We, the parents, the professionals and the concerned citizens of the State of Ohio joined together as the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) to endorse and promote efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities. 


Ideas that work, Office of special education programs, U.S. department of education.