Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards).
The Amanda-Clearcreek Local School District provides a variety of high quality services to support students in academics in addition to social and emotional wellbeing. These services are delivered by highly qualified providers who are committed to helping every child achieve their goals by providing services and supports for individual students as well as promoting a positive learning environment.
The primary functions of the Student Services Department include:
Special Education Services for students ages 3-21.
Related Services including Speech/Language Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Transportation, and Aide Services.
ADA Section 504 Services
The Amanda-Clearcreek 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, identified as having disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Special education services are provided in accordance with Ohio's Model Policies and Procedures for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
Child Find is the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities that may be in need of special education or related services who live in the Amanda-Clearcreek Local Schools District.
What does a disability mean?
For age birth to 3– An established condition known to result in delay, or a documented developmental delay.
For ages 3 to 5- A documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, emotional/behavioral functioning, motor skills, cognitive skills, or self help skills.
For ages 5 to 21 -A documented presence of one or more of the following conditions: visual impairment including blindness, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation (cognitive disability), multiple disabilities, deaf-blindness, autism, hearing impairment including deafness, emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, or other health impairment.
If you suspect your child or the child of someone you know has a disability, please contact your child's principal or guidance counselor, or Special Education Director, Kim Fausnaugh at 740-969-7250 ext. 2105. A school representative will contact the parents of the child to determine if the child needs to be evaluated. If a disability is suspected, free testing is available to families to determine whether or not a special need exists. If a need is identified, the child can begin receiving the appropriate special education and related services.The Amanda-Clearcreek 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, identified as having disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Special education services are provided in accordance with Ohio's Model Policies and Procedures for the Education of Children with Disabilities.
OHIO'S OPERATING STANDARDS AND MOST REQUESTED SPECIAL EDUCATION FORMS
• Ohio Special Education Operating Standards
• Ohio's Extended Standards with Learning Progressions
• Ohio Extended Content Standards Language Arts
• Ohio Extended Content Standards Math
• Ohio Extended Content Standards Science
• Ohio Extended Standards Social Studies
• A Parent's Guide in Special Education