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State Support Team

Serving school districts in Ashland, Crawford, Huron, Knox, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Seneca, and Wyandot Counties in Ohio

Diverse Learners


Each and every learner is diverse. Planning intentionally for learner variability is the key to ensuring that instruction is accessible to ALL students, and every learner is successful in meeting the expectations established by Ohio’s Learning Standards. 

The consultants at SST 7 provide coaching, and technical assistance, professional development and resources to optimize service delivery systems to support individuals with disabilities. 

Through Universal Design for Learning (UDL), learning environments are made accessible and equitable for all learners. Click on the podcast/video above to view Crestview teachers interviewed by Loui Lord Nelson on their work with UDL implementation in their school district.

Guiding Principles

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Each Child, Our Future: Ohio’s Strategic Plan for Education is Ohio’s plan for ensuring each student is challenged, prepared and empowered for his or her future by way of an excellent preK-12 education. Each Child, Our Future

Each Child Means Each Child: Ohio’s Plan to Improve Learning Experiences and Outcomes for SWD was developed to provide guidance to help ensure all students benefit from the guiding principles of Ohio’s Strategic Plan. Each Child Means Each Child

Laws, Regulations and Guidance

Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities: Operating Standards

Ohio Department of Education and Workforce, Office of Exceptional Children: Special Education

Office of Special Education Programs: OSEP

A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education: A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education

Ohio Required and Optional Forms: Required and Optional Forms

Universal Support Materials: Universal Support Materials

OEC Resources for Essential IEP, Essential ETR, Post-Secondary Transition Live Binder: Live Binder

Supporting Agencies

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Advancing Social and Emotional Learning: CASEL
IES What Works Clearinghouse: WWCH
Knox Educational Service Center: KESC
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center: MOESC
North Central Ohio Educational Service Center: NCOESC
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence: OCALI
Ohio Leadership Advisory Council: OLAC 
The Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness: OCDB
Tri-County Educational Service Center: TCESC
US Department of Education Every Student Succeeds Act: ESSA

Diverse Learners Contacts

Please feel free to contact the individuals listed below for more information. 
Ed KapelEd Kapel
Assistant Director
[email protected]
(419) 747-4808
Olivia Siegfried
(419) 747-4808