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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
Free Webinar - What Does the Law Have to Do with it?
Free Webinar - What Does the Law Have to ...
June 16th
6:00PM

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can be overwhelming and challenging to understand and interpret. This webinar provides attendees with a deeper look at understanding the principles of the least restrictive environment...
 
2022 Virtual Family Conference - Literacy, Language and Communication
2022 Virtual Family Conference - Literacy...
For families of children who are deaf or hard of hearing, age birth to five.
May 20 - 7 PM - 9 PM 
May 21 - 9 AM - 12 PM
June 3 - 7 PM - 9 PM 
June 4 - 9 AM - 12 PM
 
A Guide for Transition Age Youth and Their Families
A Guide for Transition Age Youth and Thei...

An Introduction to Transition

Transition refers to the process of moving from high school to the adult world. Beginning at age 14, all students who have IEPs are required to have transition goals developed each year during their IEP meeting.

 
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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.