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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New Braille Code for Students who are    

Blind/Visually Impaired

The Braille Authority of North America (BANA) adopted Unified English Braille (UEB) to replace the current English Braille American Edition (EBAE) in the United States.  


Related Links:

*Transition Timeline 2014-2018

*Additional Information, rules, guidelines,  

 tutorials, and resources


Questions?  Contact Paula Mauro at CISAM, 614-644-8465, or email


News Items and Links from ODE

The updated Testing Rules for Subject-Accelerated Students have been posted.  The Rules have been updated to reflect the recent federal waiver related to state testing.


Related Links:

*Testing Rules for Subject-

 Accelerated Students

*Chart of Approved Instruments

*Combined Factsheet

*High Quality Professional


*Ongoing Assistance

SST 7 would like to highlight a great resource that promotes and supports the physical, emotional, intellectual and social development of children and young adults, prenatal - 25.


A unique feature that will allow you to develop a better understanding of the resources available at is found on YouTube.  The attached link will explain the web site's available resources and allow you to find what you need quickly.  The introductory session is only 3:34 long, but it is time well spent.


Congratulations to the 2015 Award Recipients!


Click below to view the "Transition Programming" flyer.

Joel Starkey

R.A. Horn Outstanding Achievement

Award Recipient


To read about Joel, click HERE!

Jennifer Branstetter

Franklin B Walter Outstanding Educator

Award Recipient


To read about Jennifer, click HERE!