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Ohio Department of Education

  • Special Education Information about Standards-Based IEP’s, Special Education Mediation Procedures and more.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

  • Giving a voice to parents and children dealing with life's challenges; info about legislative activities, parent mentors.

Special Testing Accommodations

Ohio’s Learning Standards – Extended (OLS-E)

  • Commonly known as "the extended standards." These standards help to ensure that students with significant cognitive disabilities are provided with multiple ways to learn and demonstrate knowledge. At the same time, the extended standards are designed to maintain the rigor and high expectations of Ohio’s Learning Standards.

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Ohio Means Jobs

  • Ohio Means Jobs can help guide your career search if you tell us a little more about yourself.

Ohio Operating Standards

  • The Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities identify the state requirements and federal Part B Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) requirements that apply to the implementation of special education and related services to students with disabilities by school districts, county boards of developmental disabilities and other educational agencies.

Ohio Accommodations Manual

  • Selection, Use, and Evaluation of Accommodations that Support Instruction and Assessment of Children with Disabilities

Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities

  • Support for individuals with developmental disabilities to help them achieve full inclusion to live, learn, play, work and participate in their communities.

Live Binder

Red Tree House

  • Increase well-being through access to learning, training, advocacy and support.  


A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education

Acronym List Used in Special Education (Bilingual)

Different Needs

  •  A community that offers families one-stop shop to buy and sell gently used medical supplies, disability equipment and adaptive toys.


  • For learning and attention issues.

Parent Center Hub


ASA - Autism Society of America, Central Ohio Chapter

  • The local affiliate of the Autism Society of America, a non-profit group of parents and professionals advocating for people with autism.
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
  • Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
OSU Nisonger Center

Resource for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
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CHADD of Columbus

  • CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is a non-profit organization that provides education and support for those whose lives are impacted by ADHD.

ADHD- A Guide for Families

  • Prepared by American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Down Syndrome

 The Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio is a local non-profit organization that provides support to families, promotes community involvement, and encourages a lifetime of opportunities for people with Down syndrome.


Olentangy Dyslexia Network

  • A dyslexia network designed to connect parents and students.

Maryville University Resources for Dyslexic Students

  • A useful online resource for dyslexic students.

International Dyslexia Association- Central Ohio

International Dyslexia Association

Executive Function

An Overview of Executive Function

Executive Function 101 eBook

  • Prepared by The National Center for Learning Disabilities