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Sylvania Schools

Disability Services

The Office of Special Education

Sylvania Schools provides a continuum of services to students ages 3 through 21 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA).  Services are provided in accordance with Ohio's Operating Standards for Ohio's Schools Serving Children with Disabilities.            

  • Evaluation for all children with suspected disabilities, age 3 through age 21
  • Education for all children with disabilities, age 3 through 21 years
  • Students with disabilities must be provided with a free appropriate public education (FAPE), per state/federal laws. The special education department of Sylvania schools collaborates with staff from each of the district buildings to provide students with access and progress in the general education curriculum. Intervention Assistance Teams (IAT) and IEP teams work together with families to create and support strategies for student learning and/or behavioral success. 
  • Promotes an understanding of the rights, independence, and responsibility for students from early intervention/preschool through senior high school and onward to independent living, employment or post secondary education
  • Assists regular education teachers in identifying student needs and interventions
  • Guides intervention specialists (special education teachers) and support staff (therapists/paraprofessionals) to use best practices for supporting student needs
  • Provides all district staff with legally defensible procedures to follow legislative requirements of laws for persons with disabilities
  • Offers or accesses training to support staff professional development
  • Monitor 504 Plans for students which provide teachers updated accommodations to support the learning.

Child Find

Sylvania Schools strives to meet the needs of individual children within our school environment. We take an active role in identifying children with disabilities from 3-21 years of age.

What is Child Find?
Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children who reside within the Sylvania Schools district boundaries and who may be in need of special education and related services.

  • Evaluation for all children with suspected disabilities 3 through age 21;
  • Offer free and appropriate public education
How can you help?
If you are aware of a child who may have a suspected disability, please notify our school district. Parents, relatives, and public and private agency employees, childcare providers, physicians and concerned citizens are encouraged to help our school district find any child, age 3-21, who may have a disability and is in need of special education and related services. the evaluation and identification process is provided at no cost to the family. For more information or to request a referral, please contact Laura Low.

Laura Low, Director of Special Education - [email protected], 419-824-8594

Contact

 
Laura Low
Director of Special Education
[email protected]
419-824-8594
 
Department Contacts (PDF) (RTF

Resources

Parent Resources (PDF) (RTF
Parent Rights in Special Education (PDF) (RTF
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