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icon Education for Children with Disabilities - A guide to receiving special education services for Ohio students and families.

icon Homeless Children - Sending Your Child to School - A guide to the educational rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Ohio.

Model Bullying Policy Under Ohio Law -Ohio Dept of Education powerpoint explaining why it is important to address bullying and providing advice and guidance to schools and parents on how to develop a model bullying policy.

Section 504 and IDEA: Basic Similarities and Differences - Wrightslaw -In-depth answers for parents about the differences between Section 504 and the IDEA from www.wrightslaw.com, one of the best free sources of information about special education law for parents and students on the web.

icon Special Education Law for Parents - An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) focusing on parents' rights in the IEP process.

icon Student Eligibility for School Meals - A guide to the nutritional rights of children and youth experiencing homelessness in Ohio. Information on obtaining school lunch.

icon Students! Know Your Rights - Guide to public school students' rights published by the ACLU of Ohio, January 2007.

Understanding Bullying in Ohio's Schools -Summary of Ohio's bullying laws by the Ohio Department of Education.

icon Using Federal Stimulus Funds to Implement Positive Behavior Supports in Schools - A summary of how federal stimulus dollars can be used to implement positive behavior supports (PBS) in schools. Published by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Dignity in Schools Campaign. March 2009.

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Bullying in Schools: a guide for police - There is always concern about school violence, and police have assumed greater responsibility for helping school officials ensure students’ safety. As pressure increases to place officers in schools, police agencies must decide how best to contribute to student safety. This guide provides police with information about the causes and extent of bullying in schools and recommendations for developing effective approaches and practices that contribute to student safety. U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community-Oriented Policing Services. 6/5/09

National Center for Learning Disabilities - The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities - Central source of information on: education of children with disabilities, No Child Left Behind, and research-based information on effective educational practices.

Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) - U.S. Dept. of Education - The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.

Ohio Yellow Pages for Kids - Find educational consultants, psychologists, educational diagnosticians, health care providers, academic therapists, tutors, speech language therapists, occupational therapists, coaches, advocates, and attorneys for children with disabilities.

Parent Mentors of Ohio - It is the mission of the Ohio Parent Mentors to provide the necessary support and resources to families of children with disabilities and the professionals who serve them.

The Arc of Ohio - The Arc of Ohio works to create a world where children and adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities have and enjoy equal rights and opportunities.

Related Library Topics
A. An Overview of Special Education
I. Disagreeing with Your Child’s School District
School Discipline - Suspension and Expulsion
H. Disciplining a Child in Special Education
Section 504 & Disability Discrimination in Schools
Education Rights of Homeless Students - McKinney-Vento Act
D. Identification: Does My Child Need Special Education
F. Individualized Education Program (IEP)
B. Parent’s Role in the Special Education Process
G. Reviewing IEPs and Re-Evaluations
J. Rights to Your Child’s School File
School Lunch Program
Special Education - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Student Loans
C. The Steps In The Education Process
E. Understanding Special Education Evaluations
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