Orthopedically Impaired

  • The Columbus City Schools 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 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

Orthopedically Impaired Contact

  • Candace Nespeca
    Program Supervisor & Colerain ES Principal
    499 E. Weisheimer Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43214
    Phone: 614-365-6001
    614-365-6706 Fax

    Physical & Occupational Therapists
    Phone: 365-8134

Orthopedically Impaired Program Sites

  • Colerain Elementary School
    499 E. Weisheimer Rd 43214
    Phone: 614-365-6001

    Maize Elementary School
    (Grades 4-5)
    4360 Maize Rd. 43224
    Phone: 614-365-6040

    Indianola K-8
    251 E. Weber Rd. 43202
    Phone: 614-365-5579

    Westmoor Middle School
    3001 Valleyview Dr. 43204
    Phone: 614-365-5974

    Beechcroft High School
    6100 Beechcroft Rd. 43229
    Phone: 614-365-5364

    Independence High School
    5175 E. Refugee Rd. 43232
    Phone: 614-365-5372