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Orthopedically Impaired

Special Needs Education: Orthopedically Impaired
The Columbus City Schools (CCS) Orthopedically Impaired program provides opportunities to learn the skills that will lead to an independent, productive, and self-fulfilling adult life. This includes skills in academic areas, functional daily living skills, pre-vocational and vocational skills, and job opportunities.

A diagnosis of a health or orthopedic handicap must be completed by a licensed physician and a copy received by the program supervisor before eligibility can be determined. The evaluation, including medical evaluation, may be arranged through Columbus City Schools (CCS) at no cost to the parents.

If it is determined that the students’ physical or health handicap will adversely affect educational performance, an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) will be designed and written prior to enrollment. Parents are important contributors to this document.

Students in need of an augmentative or alternative communication system are served by speech and communication specialists. Child-care attendants serve the personal needs of severely handicapped students which include cleaning intermittent catheterizations. Students may also receive occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, and adapted physical education.

NOTE: Classes are located in regular CCS buildings located in various parts of the city. However, some students may require instruction while confined to a hospital or agency
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Sherrie Berridge
Program Supervisor & Colerain ES Principal

499 E. Weisheimer Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
614-365-6001 | 614-365-6706 Fax
Physical & Occupational Therapists: 365-8134

Columbus City School Program Sites
PreK-Grade 5
Colerain: 499 E. Weisheimer Rd 43214
Maize: (Grades 4-5): 4360 Maize Rd. 43224
Middle Schools
Indianola K-8: 251 E. Weber Rd. 43202
Westmoor: 3001 Valleyview Dr. 43204
High School
Beechcroft: 6100 Beechcroft Rd. 43229
Independence: 5175 E. Refugee Rd. 43232
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