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Special Education Spotlight February 15, 2023

Developmental Delay Frequently Asked Questions Document

  • This guidance document was released from the office of Early Learning and School Readiness last week.

  • Please note that questions regarding the category of Developmental Delay for school-age children should be sent to the Office of Exceptional Children at [email protected].

  • The Preschool to Kindergarten IEP Document was also updated. The appendix of this document has a combined IEP with yellow notations throughout. Hovering over each note icon will display additional guidance on what to include in each part of the IEP.

Navigating Special Education 

  • A great resource for family engagement. Understanding the ins and outs of special education is difficult for professionals who do the work daily. Imagine what it is like for parents who only do it once a year or are new to it. This podcast episode explains, from a parent's perspective, how to navigate the world of special education. Great way to build your parents' capacity in order to help them be more engaged in the process. For additional information for families check out the Families of Students with Disabilities on the ODE website.

Professional Learning Opportunity

    The Ohio Statewide Family Engagement Center is hosting a Reframing Academy – which is a three-part course of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  The academy will run from March 3, 2023, through May 23, 2023.  The Reframing Academy is a course for family engagement leaders who want to learn more effective ways to build support for family and community engagement through proven communication and messages we can all use.  Partners at the National Association for Family, School, and Community Engagement will be leading the course designed for Ohio.

The course is free and participants will earn 60 contact hours.

Check out the flyer for additional information.

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