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
SST 7 NEWS
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 scheduling more sessions throughout the year. For more details, click here.
VISION AND 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.
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. Teh 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.
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 letter in English or 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.
* 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, or