Attention~Parents of Children with Disabilities
Click here for the Parental Checklist for transitioning high school students with special needs.
Governorís Executive Order promotes employment for people with developmental disabilities
Governor Kasich signed an Executive Order creating the Employment First Task Force, which is charged with promoting meaningful employment opportunities in the community for people with developmental disabilities. A key component of this initiative introduced in the Mid-biennium Review, requires that an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for each student with a disability, beginning at age 14, include a strategy for learning about and preparing for employment by establishing postsecondary community employment goals. This is an important part of our overall commitment to ensure that all students are prepared for their next steps when they graduate. To read the executive order visit: http://www.governor.ohio.gov/MediaRoom/ExecutiveOrders.aspx.
Whose IDEA Is This? Translations
To assist districts with meeting the requirement of providing the procedural safeguards notice to parents in their native language (3301-51-05 (H)(3)), ODE translated Whose IDEA Is This? into the top 10 foreign languages in Ohio (Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Ukrainian and Vietnamese). The Somali translation will be available soon. The translated versions of Whose IDEA Is This? are posted at education.ohio.gov, keywords: Whose IDEA Is This?
Kirtland Education Council
Click here to view the organization's informational brochure.
2010 Special Education Determinations
For the full text of the 2010 Special Education Determinations, please click here.
2010 Special Education Determinations from the Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children
Whose IDEA Is This? A Parentís Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) has been updated to reflect a change to the federal regulations related to parental revocation of consent for special education and related services. This updated version, dated April 2, 2012 must be used starting April 2, 2012