Director of Student Services
Special Education Secretary
Every child has a right to a Free and Appropriate education. For students with disabilities, this may look different than it does for other children. Special education is specially designed instruction, at no cost to parents, planned to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Services may include instruction conducted in the regular classroom, in special classes or schools, in the home, or in hospitals and institutions.
If you feel your child is struggling, please contact your child's teacher. Response to Intervention is a process through which a team helps the classroom teacher develop and implement interventions that can be delivered right in the classroom. This is often a great first step in determining your student's needs.
Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. The Triad Local School District is committed to the location, identification and provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), for all children between the ages of 3 and 22, having disabilities. Location and referral of such children may be initiated by anyone with knowledge of the child and suspecting the child may have a disability.
We schedule multiple free developmental screenings per year for preschool aged children to fulfill the Child Find Law. These screenings assess academic/cognitive skills, fine motor and gross motor skills, and speech and language skills. The results of the screening will be discussed with you, and if a disability is suspected, further evaluation will be completed, again free of charge. If you would like to schedule an appointment for the next preschool screen, please contact Deb Orecchio at 937-826-4961 x4106.
Ohio ETR Process
Once our district suspects a disability, we have specific steps we have to complete in a specific order within a given timeline, according to federal laws. This graphic shows the steps and the timelines.
A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
This is a booklet from the Ohio Department of Education as to a parent's rights within the special education processes. Please feel to read through, but always feel free to call me if you have any questions at all!
- Ohio ETR Process