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

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

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Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Telephone: 419.747.4808

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The conceptual model TACSEI uses to deliver this important information is the widely endorsed Pyramid Model framework for promoting

social-emotional competence and addressing challenging behavior.

Located at the University of Kansas, Department of Special Education, the Transition Coalition maximizes professional development focusing on secondary

school reform and transition at the national, state, and local levels.

The Ohio State School for the Blind, a publicly funded educational facility, is dedicated to the intellectual, social, physical, and emotional

growth of students with visual impairments, including those with multiple disabilities. Our mission is to work cooperatively with students, families, and the community to provide an effective, enjoyable educational experience through specialized, curriculum, equipment, materials, and individualized, disability-specific instruction to develop our students’ unique potential.

To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions;

advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

To provide the opportunity for everyone living with Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other related disorders, to achieve their fullest potential, by

enriching the autism community with education, training, accessible resources, and partnerships with local and national projects.

CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for


ORC enhances teaching and learning by promoting standards-based best practices in mathematics, science, English language arts, and social

studies for Ohio schools and universities. ORC serves as a trusted source of easily accessible, peer-reviewed, high-quality, and effective resources.


A program provided by doctors of optometry that provides basic eye health and vision care services free of charge to uninsured, low-income

people and to families that do not qualify for government aid or private health care assistance.

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and

advocacy for children with disabilities.

The documents posted on this Web site contain links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations.  These

links are provided for your convenience.  The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), which maintains The Youthhood

Web site, does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness, or completeness of this outside information.  Also, the inclusion of links to particular items is not intended to reflect their importance, nor is it intended to endorse any views expressed, or products or services offered, on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites.





The Surveys of Enacted Curriculum (SEC) is a research-based data tool that allows teachers, administrators, and policy makers to examine the extent of

alignment between the enacted curriculum (what teachers teach), the intended curriculum (what the standards require), and the assessed curriculum

(what the state tests).

Free educational programs offered to stress the importance of eye safety, eye health and eye protection.  Educational programs include in-classroom programs, interactive vision learning stations in public libraries, health fairs, websites and museums.

Parent Quick Guides were created by State Support Team Region 1 consultant Tanya Braden, Ed.S., to provide easy to understand information relating to the special education process, designed to facilitate parents' active participation in their children's educational programs.  The content of each quick guide is only a summary; parents are encouraged to explore the additional resources that follow each topic.

Agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of Ohio physicians.

Sight for Students is a Vision Service Plan (VSP) charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children.  The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide eye care services.

Safe Schools Ohio is a multi-agency effort created to assist schools in continuously improving the safety of our students.  The state Emergency Management Agency and the University of Findlay will provide training to schools and local first responders at no cost.  This will help local educators develop comprehensive safety initiatives in cooperation with local law enforcement.  Additionally, state Homeland Security will provide technical assistance at no cost to local stakeholders as they develop and implement their school safety plans. was created to provide a welcoming and vibrant online community for families and professionals to explore resources to help children and young adults, prenatal through age 25.

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) reviews the existing research on different programs, products, practices, and policies in education. Our goal is to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions. We focus on the results from high-quality research to answer the question “What works in education?”

Reading Rockets offers a wealth of readin gstrategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better.

Our reading resources assist parents, teachers, and other educators in helping struggling readers build fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension