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Hurry and Order Food or a Gift Card by September 9th from Schwan's Foods for OCECD to Receive a 5% Donation
It’s real easy for you to help us raise funds through Schwan’s Cares for Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities. If you want to learn more about this great nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization that’s been helping families with disabilities since 1972, you can go to our website http://www.ocecd.org/  Our group earns 5% until September 9th. Schwan’s offers over 300 high-quality, family-pleasing foods that are flash-frozen and delivered to your door. It’s incredibly easy.  There are no subscriptions.  Order at your convenience and get fresh food delivered to your home!  You can just click on https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/37987
 
Picture and Memorial of Jeanith Ryle who worked for OCECD for 20 Years and Passed Away December 17th, 2017 Jeanith Ryle Memorial
 

Jeanith Ryle
1959-2017

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is sad to report the passing of Jeanith Ryle. She was one of the strongest and most passionate advocates for the rights of children with disabilities that you could meet. She passed away on December 20, 2017, following a ten year battle with numerous medical ailments.

For thirty-seven years, she was an advocate for her daughter, Katie. Further, she had been a member of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities for over ten years. She dedicated twenty years of her life assisting other families in Ohio as an Information Specialist with the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities. Click on title for entire story!

   
 
Rights for Limited English Proficient Parents or Guardians

LEP parents or guardians have a right to access information in their first language from their children's schools.  https://www.redtreehouse.org/guides/rights-for-limited-english-proficient-parents-or-guardians 

 
Ohio's 2018 Special Education Determination - Meets Requirements!

Every year, each state receives a rating on its implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), known as its determination. The U.S. Department of Education uses both procedural compliance and student results data, giving each equal weight, to evaluate each state’s performance. These data result in one of four determinations — Meets Requirements, Needs Assistance, Needs Intervention or Needs Substantial Intervention.  Ohio is one of 22 states receiving a 2018 determination of Meets Requirements, as detailed in this letter and performance matrix. For additional details about how determinations are calculated, click here.

 
eParent Special Needs Resource Directory
 
 

Don't forget to reference our Special Needs Resource Directory for any of your needs! The directory ranges from products and services to government programs and scholarships.       Visit Today

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Use This 'Smile Amazon' Link and Amazon Donates to the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities
It's easy, just click on the link below, place your order through Amazon, then copy and paste this "Smile Amazon" link in your Favorites list and use it everytime you order!  It doesn't cost you anything to use it!  Our name will show up in the top middle of your screen once you use it.  OCECD receives a 1/2% donation of your total order from Amazon each time this link is used! We thank you for supporting the children with disabilities in Ohio!!        smile.amazon.com/ch/31-0932170  
 
If You Shop Kroger, Use Their Community Rewards Program and Help OCECD Serve Kids!

To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program:
Register online at  https://www.kroger.com/communityrewards
Be sure to have your Kroger Plus card handy if you have one and register your card with our organization after you sign in.  OCECD number is 83788 in the Kroger Rewards Program. Click on "Read More" for instructions.

 
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 740-382-5452 or 844-382-5452. 
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, School Work, Informed Parental Consent, Postsecondary Transition, Related Services, and Communication. 
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Our website is now more easily accessed by parents and professionals with the intuitive navigation. This site has new sections to the left titled For Parents, Newsletters, 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 leeannd@ocecd.org.  If you are a parent needing assistance, please call 740-382-5452 or email  ocecd@ocecd.org.   Click here to view our Website Privacy Policy Website Privacy Policy or see a link for it in the footer of each page.  Click here to view our Website Accessibility Statement. 
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