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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

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.

Prior to the start of each school year, districts and community schools are required to conduct public hearings on how they intend to spend their Part B funds for special education.

Read more: Public Comment Process Required on LEA Special Education Funding Plans

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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


Positive Behavior Supports, Special Education Compliance
Gloria Wright