Council for Exceptional Children
This is a wonderful organization that provides great resources for families and teachers.
This is a local agency that provides a variety of services to individuals identified with cognitive impairments and other developmental disabilities and their parents. This is a wonderful resource that provides services to individuals in all stages of their lives.
The Arc provides families with programs that include advocacy and skill development for individuals to work towards independence and self-determination.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Children’s Hospital is a wonderful resource in our community. They have developed a resource guide that is accessible on their website to connect individuals with special needs to community resources.
The Hamilton County Special Olympics
The Special Olympics is an organization that promotes community and activity for individuals with special needs. The activities and sports they offer include bowling, soccer, basketball, and many more. Several students in our school district participate in these events. It is a wonderful experience for all involved. Please go to the website to acquire more information regarding programming and how you can get involved.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the law that outlines special education services. The following website provides information detailing the law and what students are entitled to during their education.
The Ohio Department of Education
The Ohio Department of Education is the governing body of public schools in Ohio. Their website provides information regarding special education in Ohio, as well as wonderful information regarding the general education curriculum and Ohio Achievement Testing.
This is a website that provides families with children who are receiving special education services with information detailing their rights as outlined by federal legislation, in particular IDEA. It also provides free on-line courses for parents to take that engage them in learning the law.