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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.


Need Assistance?
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
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.  
 
Join Our Team!
Join Our Team!
Our organization is looking for an individual who wishes to use their knowledge and experience in serving families, to assist our organization in meeting its duties as a private non-profit organization, and to fulfill our responsibilities as the Parent Training and Information Center for Ohio (PTI).
 
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 ProgramsLearn more about our ProgramsRead More ▸
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Free TrainingsParticipate in our many Free Online Trainings.Read More ▸
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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. 


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