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Special Needs Education - Educational Services & Resources
Notice of Parent/Guardian Rights
Parental Consent to Share Health Information for the Ohio Medicaid School Program (Medicaid) - The attached annual notice is to inform parents/guardians of all their legal protections and rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Students Receiving Special Education Services Progress Report Dates
Progress reports for students receiving special education services will be sent home eight times during the 2015-2016 school year. These progress reports directly address the goals of your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP), and are different from the regular report card you also receive from your child’s school.

The dates, listed below, are also posted on the Columbus City Schools e-calendar that is on the District's website.
For High School and Middle School Students:
  • September 29, 2015
  • November 6, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • January 22, 2016
  • February 19, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • April 27, 2016
  • June 8, 2016
For Elementary School Students: 
  • September 29, 2015
  • November 10, 2015
  • December 2, 2015
  • January 27, 2016
  • February 22, 2016
  • April 6, 2016
  • May 3, 2016
  • June 2, 2016
If you do not receive a specific IEP Progress Report for your student, please contact the principal at the school your student is attending. The principal will be happy to provide you with a copy.

Autism Spectrum
Autism is a complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication.
Special Needs Education K-12 Overview
Every child has the right to a free and appropriate education that meets their unique need.
Special Needs Preschool
CCS provides early intervention opportunities for children age three through five who have special needs.
Columbus Hearing Impaired Program C.H.I.P
Since the 1950s, C.H.I.P. has met the individual learning needs of hearing impaired children ages 3 - 21 in Central Ohio.
K-12 Home Instruction Program
A short-term basis with students receiving one hour of home instruction per school day.
Orthopedically Impaired Program
A quality educational program for pre-school through grade-12 students.
Transition Planning
Provides services for the transition from school to adult life, including career education and exploration.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Services for students who have acquired injury to the brain caused by external physical force or other medical conditions.
Special Olympics
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.
Special Needs Parent Mentoring Program & Resources
CCS has parents of children with special needs on staff to answer questions.
Visually Impaired Program
Provides services for children age three through graduation, or age 22 (whichever comes first)

Public Notice
Special Education Consent Order "Notice to Ohio students with disabilities and their parents and guardians a partial settlement class action lawsuit John Doe, et al., v. State of Ohio, et al.,Case No. 2:91-cv-464 (US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division) www.education.ohio.gov
Student Support Services
737 E. Hudson St.
Columbus, Ohio 43211
Ph. 614-365-5206
Fax 614-365-6718 

Columbus City Schools provides special education services to all enrolled students with disabilities.

CCS Student Enrollment Form
Click here if you suspect your child may have a learning disability

A Parents Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement (IDEA) Act
This brochure, from the Ohio Department of Education, provides information for parents about the education of a child with a disability.

504 Plan Information
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