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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 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.

Memorandum 2013-1notified districts that an agreed upon IEP can no longer serve as prior written notice (PWN) to families.

Read more: Prior Written Notice Guidance

As a result of the change to Prior Written Notice requirements outlined in Memorandum 2013-1issued on Dec. 20, 2013, an amendment was needed to Whose IDEA Is This? The Memorandum to Amend Whose IDEA Is This? must now be distributed anytime Whose IDEA Is This? is provided to parents until notice of a revised parent procedural safeguards notice is made available for dissemination.

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Special Education Contacts

For information and resources realted to special education contact:

Extended Standards, Secondary Transition, Assistive Technology, 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