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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
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: Student Needs, Dietetics, Students with Disabilities, Allergy
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that secures special education services for children with disabilities from the time they are born until they graduate from high school. The law was reauthorized by Congress in 2004, prompting a series of changes in the way special education services are implemented. These…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Positive Behavior Supports
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
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: Individualized Transition Plans, Transitional Programs, Students with Disabilities, Secondary School Students
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
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). IDEA protects the rights of students with disabilities and the rights of their parents. The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, State Standards
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
This booklet has been developed in hopes that it may aid in keeping communication open and focused between families and schools. Building communication between parents and the school staff through letters offers a way of keeping records of ideas, concerns, and suggestions. This booklet provides general guidelines to writing letters as well as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Communication Skills, Skill Development, Parent School Relationship
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
An IEP is an Individualized Education Program. When a child is identified with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) a child has a right to a Free, Appropriate, Public Education (FAPE). For a child to receive FAPE there has to be an IEP developed in order for the child to progress in the general education…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Students with Disabilities, Student Needs, Teamwork
Dennison, Kim, Comp. – Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2019
Once their child has been diagnosed as deaf or hearing impaired, parents may not know what to do. This booklet will help answer some of the questions these 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, once a child…
Descriptors: Deafness, Hearing Impairments, Assistive Technology, Nonverbal Communication
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
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