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Required and Optional Forms

Access Ohio Required and Optional Forms

Operating Standards for Ohio

Go to Ohio's Operating Standards

Whose IDEA is This?

Download Whose IDEA


The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence , OCALI, has multiple resources to support the education of students with disabilities.

Go to the OCALI Webiste

Autism Modules

Assistive Technology Modules

The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children, announces the release of Memorandum 2014-1 Documentation of English Language Arts Assessment Accommodations on IEP and 504 Plans. This memorandum references the recently released FAQ on read aloud accommodations for state assessments and the new IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool. The IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool is not a required form.  However the tool contains required guidelines and will assist teams in making data-based decisions about the use of read aloud accommodations for statewide testing by students with disabilities.

Memorandum 2014-1 Documentation of Assessment Accommodations on IEP and 504 Plans

Read Aloud Accommodations FAQ

IEP or 504 Plan Decision-Making Tool

Information about Highly Qualified Teacher guidelines for intervention specialists of students eligible for the alternate assessment in grades 7-12 has been recently posted to the Ohio Department of Education website at . This page includes a Frequently Asked Questions section.

The Office for Exceptional Children with Ohio Department of Education is working with the Federal Department of Education to formalize a plan that will help teachers of Multiple Disabled Students in grades 7-12 meet Highly Qualified requirements. OEC has requested that these teachers be given two years to complete the HQ process, utilizing online modules. As soon as a plan is approved a notice will be sent out across the state.

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Special Education Contacts

For information and resources realted to special education contact:

Lead Special Education Consultant, Alternate Assessment
Amy Becher


Secondary Transition, Mild Needs Assistive Technology, Universal Design for Learning, Alternate Assessment
Bill Nellis


Alternate Assessment, Extended Standards, Low Incidence Disability Supports, Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Assistive Technology
Caryn Timmerman