Timely Topics: Special Education

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A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education
This guide replaces the former Whose IDEA is This? for information for parents of children who are receiving or may be qualified to receive special education services.  Learn more>>

Individuals with Disabilities Education (IDEA) Act
Equity in IDEA
| The Federal Office of Special Education Programs has amended the IDEA regulations relating to significant disproportionality. Learn more >>
Revised Website | The U.S. Department of Education has revised the IDEA website. The website brings together IDEA information and resources. Visit the website >>
IDEA Data Center | Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the IDEA data center provides technical assistance to build capacity within states for collecting, reporting, analyzing and using high quality IDEA data.  Learn more >>

Ohio’s System of General Supervision
Under federal law, states have the responsibility to establish a system of general supervision to monitor the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004. This system is comprised of nine key components and is designed to ensure compliance with federal and state regulations and improve services and results for students with disabilities.
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Culturally Responsive Teaching | A Framework

To be effective in multicultural classrooms, teachers must relate teaching content to the cultural backgrounds of their students. Learn how you can get started in this article from ASCD. GO LEARN MORE

Culturally Responsive Teaching Matters

According to professor Geneva Gay, culturally responsive teaching connects students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences and performance styles to academic knowledge and intellectual tools in ways that legitimize what students already LEARN MORE

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education

In partnership with the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR), the Council for Exceptional Children has developed and published a set of High Leverage Practices (HLPs) for LEARN MORE

Ohio Alternate Assessment Participation Waiver | Public Comments

OPEN NOW: The Department will be taking public comments proposed one percent waiver until November 18. Share your comments here. A new provision in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education LEARN MORE

OCALI Universal Design for Learning

The Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) offers support and professional development opportunities around UDL. Check out some upcoming webinars >>