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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2017
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). The Ohio…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Food Service, Nutrition
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
Positive or negative behaviors a child displays while exploring, learning, and communicating express how they are adapting to their environment. There are as many reasons for a behavior as there are children. Some children react inappropriately because they have never been given direction or taught how to handle various situations. It is important…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Behavior Problems, Behavior Modification, Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
Many parents feel intimidated when talking with special education professionals. There is much in our society which encourages us to look at professionals and to accept what they say without question. However, that does not mean you should be intimidated. The discussion is about your child and you know your child better than anyone, giving you the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation
Dennison, Kim, Comp. – Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
Sometimes parents just do not know where to begin once their child has been diagnosed as deaf or hearing impaired. This booklet will help answer some of the questions parents might have. A resource section has been included for parents and professionals on pages 43-44, for future reference. One of the most important things to remember is that,…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each child identified as a student with a disability be provided free and appropriate education (FAPE). This is accomplished through the implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed by parents and school personnel. This plan guides the provision of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
There is a process within the special education program that directly links a child's educational program with their plans for the future. It is called a Transition Plan and is part of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Transition services are a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability designed to be used within a…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Secondary Education
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2014
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) oversees statewide preschool special education programs with school districts, approved providers and parents. Special Education and related services are available for children from the age of three through age 21 who have been identified with a disability. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Special Needs Students, English Language Learners, Disabilities
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2011
This report provides a brief, but substantive, profile of the special needs student population in Ohio, including academic performance and graduation trends and an overview of special education funding and related policy issues. The report's central message is that investments in students with special educational needs produce substantial results…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Profiles, Special Needs Students, Special Education
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2009
Established in 1972, the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities. OCECD endorses and promotes efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities in the belief…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Quality, Annual Reports, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2008
The topics addressed in this brochure for Ohio parents and guardians include whether youth with disabilities are entitled to special education services when they are in the juvenile justice system; whether parents of youth with disabilities can be involved in making decisions regarding their youth's education while the youth is in the juvenile…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Disabilities, Juvenile Justice, Special Education
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2006
There is a serious overpopulation of special needs youth in Ohio's juvenile justice system. This study raises policy questions relating to gaining a deeper understanding of the reasons why there is an overpopulation of children with disabilities in youth correctional facilities and what can be done to reduce the need for future incarcerations.…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Intervention, Discipline, Delinquency