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Special Education

Special Education Department

The Northeastern Local School District recognizes the importance of providing a specialized education for students with disabilities.  

Students within our district are provided educational services based upon the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law governing special education. IDEA requires that public schools identify students with disabilities through an evaluation team report (ETR) and then provide them with a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). 

Once a student has been identified as a student with a disability (SWD), the district and the parents work together to create an Individualized Education Program (IEP) in order to best meet the student’s specific needs. 

Northeastern Local strives to provide a continuum of services to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. This continuum includes services within and outside of the general education classroom with an intervention specialist, services in a small group setting, speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility, vision intervention and special transportation. 

We also team with other educational entities, such as the Clark County Educational Service Center, to provide additional supports to our students that we are not able to provide within the district.

 

Special Education Links


  • Ed Resources Ohio is a website that contains an abundance of information for all things related to special education in Ohio.  This website is put together by the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) within the Ohio Department of Education.
  • The mission of the State Support Team Region 10 is to impact students achievement by providing structures, supports and resources for schools, communities and families.  SST 10 serves the needs of districts, schools & families in the following counties: Clark, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble Counties. 

  • Developmental Disabilities of Clark County serves individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. 
Special Olympics Ohio
  • The mission of Special Olympics Ohio is to provide year-round sports training and competition opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Clark county is served by Area 2 of Special Olympics Ohio.
  •  OCALI serves families, educators and professionals working with infants, preschool and school-age children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and low-incidence disabilities – including hearing impairments, visual impairments, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments and other health impairments.
 

Special Education Forms & Documents

 
 
 
Brad Kayata
 Special Education Supervisor 
 
Contact Information
 
(937) 325-7615 - Phone
(937) 328-6592 - Fax 
bradkayata@nelsd.org