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
Toll Free: 800-424-7372
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.
Safer 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 thrir school safety plans. To go to the website, click here.
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.
*Visit www.stopbullying.gov 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: email@example.com. OCR’s Web site is www.ed.gov/ocr.
*To fill out a complaint form online, go to: http://www.ed.gov/ocr/complaintintro.html.
ATTENTION: Superintendents, Administrators in charge of Special Education, and Treasurers!!!
The Center for Instructional Supports and Accessible Materials (CISAM) conducts the Federal Quota Registration of Blind Students on behalf of the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), to qualify for the federal quota allotment of funds to purchase accessible educational materials. These include textbooks and equipment available from the American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (APH) for each registered student.
You should have received a Federal Quota REgistration Form for blind students from the (OEC). Please check your mail carefully, as the required form has been sent to you. The form needs to be completed by January 30, 2015 in order to receive appropriate funding. (Note: This funding source is not related to EMIS reporting.)
To view and download a copy of the letter and form, please click on the links below: