State Support Team

Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion,

Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

1495 W. Longview Ave., Suite 200

Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Telephone: 419.747.4808

Toll Free: 800-424-7372

Fax: 419.747.3806


State Support Team Region 7 © 2013




The State Support Team Region 7 collaborates with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children by providing professional development and technical assistance to school districts and other agencies that provide services for students with disabilities and students with gifts and talents.

State Support Team Region 7 is part of Ohio's State System of Support that uses a connected set of tools to improve instructional practice and student performance.

State Support Team Region 7 partners with the Office of Early Learning School Readiness (ELSR) by supporting the development and well-being of young children, birth - 5 years, to foster their learning by providing high quality professional development and high quality technical assistance.

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

                                                                                                              ~ ~ Margaret Mead

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The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has developed a partnership with the State Support Teams (SST) throughout Ohio to loan hearing and vision screening equipment to schools and early learning centers.  To request a set of hearing and or vision screening equipment, please complete the form located here. 


During the 2014-2015 school year, the UDL Center at OCALI, in collaboration with Michigan (MITS), Indiana (PATINS), Texas (TATN), Maryland (MATN) and Minnesota Department of Education will host a series of live webinars.  The webinars will be about Access to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for all students.  Reading and mathematics will be highlighted throughout this series.  Click here for more information.


As part of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued guidance to schools reminding them that bullying is wrong and must not be tolerated - including against America's 6.5 million students with disabilities.View the guidance letters in:




Below are some links for help available for those who are either targets of disability bullying or know of someone who might be.


    *Fact Sheet for Parents on schools' obligations under federal law to address bullying.  

     (Click link for Spanish version.)


    *Visit for useful information on bullying prevention and remedies.


    *Seek help from OCR. The office investigates complaints of disability discrimination at schools.

     To learn more about federal civil rights laws or how to file a complaint, contact OCR at 800-421-3481

     (TDD: 800-877-8339), or via email: OCR’s Web site is


    *To fill out a complaint form online, go to:

Click below to view the January 2015 Newsletter!

Evoke Electrical Inspiration in Your Classroom! (Engaged Learners are Effective Learners):

Webinar sponsored by OCALI: Date: February 19, 2015   Time: 3:30 - 4:00 pm EST

Research is clear:  learners who are not engaged and motivated are not learning as effectively as their engaged and motivated peers.  Engaged Learners are Effective Learners.  This presents educators with an exciting challenge:  to create a learning environment in which ALL learners can be successful.  In this session, we will learn how to apply the three principals of Universal Design for Learning in our classrooms and instructional design, with the elements in place, more and more learners will begin to experience success!

To register, click HERE.  

North Central Ohio ESC is now an Ohio Paraprofessional Examination site!

The NCOESC has several Saturday exam sessions set up for this spring and will be sceduling more sessions throughout the year.

For more details, click HERE. 

OCALI Presents:  Using Twitter as Your Personal Learning Network for Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in 30 Minutes!

Learn how to use Twitter to collaborate with other Professionals and create a strong Personal Learning Network (PLN).  Whether you are an administrator or educator, Twitter is a great tool for staying connected to the latest educational trends, ideas, and up-to-the-minute learning strategies.


Date:  Thursday, March 19, 2015          Time:  3:30 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


To Register, click HERE.