The Ohio Department of Education has a new webpage for Families of Students with Disabilities.
The page features information to help families better understand the special education process. It includes the newly created Evaluation Roadmap to show families what to expect if they feel their children may need additional supports or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). The Evaluation Roadmap shares key timelines, links to documents that schools must use and supporting information at each step for a better understanding of what parents can expect. The Evaluation Roadmap is downloadable and available in multiple languages.
Also featured on the Families of Students with Disabilities page are direct links to agencies in Ohio that offer one-on-one assistance to families of students with disabilities. Resources for families related to getting involved with their children’s learning, early childhood and preschool, and literacy also are on the page.
***Remember that Piqua City Schools has a grant from ODE to hire a Parent Mentor to provide support to our very own families and staff. Click on the "Parent Mentor" link in the menu to the left to find out more information.