Ideas that Work, office of special programs U.S. Department of Education

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United States Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees.
ADA-OHIO: A state wide non-profit organization that provides information, technical assistance and training about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to individuals, businesses, state and local government agencies or municipalities. Anyone who has a question about the ADA is encouraged to call our office.

Building the Legacy: IDEA 2004: Information about IDEA 2004 provided by the U.S. Department of Education.

Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE): CADRE encourages the use of mediation and other collaborative strategies to resolve disagreements about special education and early intervention programs.


DISABILITY RIGHTS OHIO Read more about eligibility for Disability Rights Ohio services.Intake hours are weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Voice: 614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181 (toll-free in Ohio only)  TTY: 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542 (toll-free in Ohio only)

Our mailing address is:
Disability Rights Ohio
Attn: Intake Department
50 W. Broad Street, Suite 1400
Columbus, OH 43215-5923 

IEP  Smart IEPs  Chapter 12 in From Emotions to Advocacy 2nd edition by Pete and Pam Wright
IEP ASSISTANCE   Do you need help getting the IEP services your child needs? Parents of children with disabilities living in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Licking, Madison, Pickaway or Union counties. Cited from Facebook Sept 13, 2015 Read more about eligibility for Disability Rights Ohio services. intake hours are weekdays (except holidays) from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Voice: 614-466-7264 or 1-800-282-9181 (toll-free in Ohio only) TTY: 614-728-2553 or 1-800-858-3542 (toll-free in Ohio only)

Extracurricular Athletics: The Office for Civil Rights issued guidance clarifying school districts' existing legal obligations to provide equal access to extracurricular athletic activities to students with disabilities. In addition to explaining those legal obligations, the guidance urges school districts to work with community organizations to increase athletic opportunities for students with disabilities, such as opportunities outside of the existing extracurricular athletic program.

IEE INDEPENDENT EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS by LEAFBRIDGE  A service of UCP of Greater Cleveland that provides support to parents statewide


Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying: New guidance was issued by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) from the U.S. Department of Education providing information about school districts' responsibilities to address bullying of students with disabilities.

Ohio Statewide Assessment Program Rules Book: This document includes topics related to students with disabilities, such as participation, exemptions, accommodations and alternate assessments.

Operating Standards and Guidance: These standards provide a framework for Ohio's schools to provide children with disabilities with the best conditions for learning.

OSEP Letter - Highly Mobile Children: The U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter about ensuring a high-quality education for highly mobile children. The letter provides guidance and resources that families and professionals may find useful in ensuring that highly mobile children with disabilities receive services designed to meet their unique needs in a timely manner. Read the letter: Department of Education Dear Colleague Letter

OSEP Questions and Answers on IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution Procedures: The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) issued this Q&A document on July 23, 2013 to provide parents, parent training and information centers, school personnel, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), advocacy organizations, and other interested parties with information to facilitate appropriate implementation of the IDEA dispute resolution procedures, including mediation, state complaint procedures, and due process complaint and due process hearing procedures.

Procedural Safeguards: This is a questions and answers document with Ann Guinan, Assistant Director, Procedural Safeguards/Support Services, Office for Exceptional Children, Ohio Department of Education from the Parent Mentors of Ohio Fall Conference October 8, 2009.

  guidance letter for serving students with ADHD 
SPECIAL EDUCATION SCHOOL SERVICES by LeafBridge--  LeafBridge :offers a continuum of school-related services to support students, families and school districts. Please contact LeafBridge to discuss your individualized needs  

Special Education Guide: Provides information on the challenges parents and teachers of children with disabilities face, such as establishing a parent-teacher partnership, collaborating on an IEP, and more. The site also offers a teacher certification section with guides to the certification process and requirements in each state.

Special Education Outcomes: Steps Forward in a Decade of Change: The report offers a snapshot of the new initiatives, trends,accomplishments, and emerging issues as states document the academic achievement of students with disabilities during standards-based reform.

SPP/APR Brochure: OSEP has developed a document for the general public to explain the State Performance Plans/Annual Performance Reports (SPP/APR) process.

Supreme Court Decision on Parent's Private Placement: Wrightslaw review the oral arguments in the Tom F. case involving reimbursement for a parent initiated placement of a student with learning disabilities.   Technical Assistance Center-a national K-8 center that provides academic and behavioral support to promote the learning and academic achievement of all students, including students with disabilities and those with the most extensive needs

Wrightslaw: Information and resources for parents on legal and educational issues that pertain to special education.

IDEA - Reauthorized Statute:


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