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Basic Resources for Special Education

Basic Resources for Special Education

Disability Categories and Resources

All Ohio school districts are required to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for children with disabilities in accordance to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) ensures that all children with disabilities are entitled to a free appropriate public education to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.

Click here for a detailed description of each of the 13 categories of special education as defined by IDEA.

Below are links to some resources organized by the categories of eligibility for special education. Please note: If you click on the specific disability word, it will take you directly to that disability webpage on the Ohio Department of Education website which gives you even further information.