State Support Team Region 9 Serving Schools in Holmes, Stark, and Wayne Counties

Stark State Advanced Technology Center ~ 6057 Strip Ave. N.W., North Canton, OH 44720  
Telephone: 330-492-8136  ~  Toll Free: 1-800-733-7732

Special Education and Related Services Links

State Agencies

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Ohio Department of Education
ODE Office for
Exceptional Children Contact Information
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Ohio Department of Education - Highly Qualified Teacher for Intervention Specialist of Students Eligible for the Alternate Assessment in Grades 7-12 Information
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Ohio Department of Education - Ohio Educational Directory System

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Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

Ohio Coalition for Education of Children with Disabilities
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Ohio School
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Ohio School
for the Blind
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Ohio Project More
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Ohio Department of Education - Early Learning and School Readiness

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EdResources Ohio

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Special Education
Laws & Regulations

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence Website

OCALI Webinars

OCALI Lending Library

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OCALI Conference
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OCALI Autism
Service Guide PDF

OCECD PDF Does Your Child Have Special Needs?

(Information on Special Education Services)

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OACS-E Science
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OACS-E Social Studies
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OACS-E English Language Arts
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Educational Service Center of Central Ohio - Highly Qualified Teacher for Intervention Specialists Information

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Ohio Department of
Education (ODE) Secondary Transition Planning

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Ohio Employment First

Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation
Resources to support professional development and capacity building efforts related to paraprofessionals within your district or region, including Parapro Modules.

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Opportunities for Ohioians
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Ohio Means Jobs

Ohio Age Appropriate Transition Assessment Library

Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council Web Link

Guide to Assistive Technology Lending
Libraries in Ohio



Other Resources

Fragile World on the Spectrum

Fragile World on the Spectrum PDF

Autism Discussion Page

U.S. Department of Education Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Website

U.S. Department of Education
Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act

VI Guidance
Visually Impaired
for 2015
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National Technical Assistance Center for Transition (NTACT)


Alternate Assessment

Specific Disability and Technology Resources

• AAC Intervention:

• Abledata: Explore the World of Assistive Technology:

• Alliance for Technology Access:

• American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:

• The Arc:

• Autism—PDD Resources Network:

• Information on Autism from Division TEACCH:

• Autism Society of America:

• Autism Society of Ohio:

• Autism Society of Northwest Ohio:

• Brain Injury Association of Ohio:

• CHADD - Children and Adults with ADHD:

• Closing the Gap - changing lives with assistive technology:

• Disability Info: One-Stop Site for People with Disabilities:

• Disability Rights Ohio:

• Down Syndrome Association of Greater Toledo:

• DREAMMS for Kids, Inc. - assistive technology for children with special needs:

• Epilepsy Center of Northwestern Ohio:

• International Dyslexia Association:

• Internet Public Library:

• LD Resources:

• NARIC - National Rehabilitation Information Center:

• National Center for Speech-Language Pathology in Schools:

• National Association for Down Syndrome:

• National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped:

• National Organization of Disability:

• NORD: National Organization for Rare Disease:

• The Ohio Center for Deafblind Education:

• Office of Educational Technology:

• Sensory Processing (Laura Barker):

• Sorenson Video Relay Service (free service for the deaf/hard of hearing community):

• Specific Disability Resources:

• United Way of Greater Stark County:

• VSA of Ohio (The State Organization on Arts and Disability):


Early Childhood, Preschool

• Child Care Information Exchange:

• Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS):

• Education Commission of the States: Research-Based Information for Early Learning, K-12, and Post-secondary:

• Intervention Central:

• Merrill-Palmer Institute:

• National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC):

• National Child Care Association:

• National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC):

• What Works Clearinghouse:

• Zero to Three:


Educators and Service Providers

• American Council on Rural Special Education (ACRES):

• Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD):

• Battelle For Kids:

• Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST):

• Council for Exceptional Children (CEC):

• Education Commission of the States - Research-Based Information for early learning, K-12, and post-secondary:

• Federal Resources for Educational Excellence:

• The Global Schoolhouse:

• Harvard Education Letter:

• Intervention Central:

• New York Times Learning Network:

• Ohio School Speech Pathology and Educational Audiology Coalition (OSSPEAC):

• Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA):

• School Psychology Resources Online:

• Special Olympics:




• ODE: Qualifications for Paraprofessionals:


Children with Disabilities/Standards

Ohio Department of Education Sites for Children with Disabilities and Educational Standards.

• No Child Left Behind Website:

• Ohio’s Local Report Cards:

• Operating Standards:

• Preschool Special Education:

• Ohio Department of Education Defining Other Health Impairment - Major and Minor

• Ohio Department of Education (PDF)  Improving Accommodations Outcomes - Monitoring Instructional and Assessment Accommodations for Students with Disabilities



• National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities (HEATH):

• National Institute on Community Integration:

• Students with Disabilities Participating in Career-Technical Education:

• Secondary Transition Planning:

• "Moving from Elementary to Middle School: Supporting a Smooth Transition for Students with Severe Disabilities," Erik W. Carter, Nitasha M. Clark, Lisa S. Cushing, and Craig H. Kennedy. (2005). Teaching Exceptional Children (January/February 2005). Available from