Disability Specific Information
Students qualify for special education services through a multi-factored evaluation team report (ETR)
Ohio Disability Category Definitions
Disability Specific Resources from ODE’s website
Children with special needs may be eligible for a scholarship under the Autism Scholarship Program or the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program to attend a special education program that implements the child's individualized education program and that is operated by an alternative public provider or by a registered private provider. For additional information see the links below:
Autism Scholarship Program
Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program
Vocational Planning and Post Secondary Transition Resources
In Ohio, students with disabilities ages 14 or younger, if appropriate, formally enter into the secondary transition planning process. A truly successful transition process is the result of comprehensive planning that is driven by the student’s preferences, interests, needs, and strengths. This comprehensive planning moves students toward successful future outcomes in competitive, integrated employment, education, and independent living.
The following links include resources to support transitions and employment goals:
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities
Are you looking for a way to give back to your community? Have you considered serving as a surrogate parent for a school district? You may be wondering, what is a surrogate parent?
A surrogate parent represents a student with disabilities in all special education matters relating to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, and provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child.
For more information on surrogate parenting check out this short presentation on InspirED: Surrogate Parent OCALI | Surrogate Parent for a Child with a Disability.
If you decide to serve, please complete the training at https://ohiosurrogateparent.org/.
For more information please contact Karen Johnson
or Chrissy Cline