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

 

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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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HOT NEWS!!!

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES GUIDANCE ON BULLYING OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES!

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:

English

Spanish

 

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 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: ocr@ed.gov. 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.

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VISION & HEARING SCREENING KITS NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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.

LIVE WEBINARS!

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.