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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
Join Our Team!
Join Our Team!
The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is seeking a Statewide Conference/Database Coordinator to join our team.
 
New On-Demand Trainings Available
New On-Demand Trainings Available
Catch up on trainings you may have missed or would like to watch again. OCECD understands we all have busy schedules and providing this content On-Demand allows you the flexibility to get the information you need, when it works 
best for you.  
 
OCECD - 50 Years of Service and Support!
OCECD - 50 Years of Service and Support!
The Ohio Coalition is 50 years old! Let's Celebrate! This is the perfect time to reflect on our history, achievements, and look to the future. How does one celebrate a fifty-year milestone? For some, it is with a big party! For others, it is with gifts. In wedding anniversaries, the 50th is known as the golden anniversary. 
 
Horn Walter Burley Awards 2022
Horn Walter Burley Awards 2022
Ohio public schools, community schools, career centers, and county boards of developmental disabilities are encouraged to recognize the accomplishments of Ohio educators and students with disabilities by nominating them for these annual achievement awards.  
 
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Upcoming Events
Thu, December 8
The Procedural Safeguards Forum

6:30 PM
Thu, December 15
The Procedural Safeguards Forum

6:30 PM
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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.