Welcome to the Special Education Department of Celina City Schools,
Celina City Schools has adopted and implemented written procedures, approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE), Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) to ensure that a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to all children with disabilities, ages three through twenty-one. A referral process is in place to determine whether or not a child has a suspected disability. If you suspect your child may have a disability, please contact the administrator of your child's school, or callNancy Hartings, Special Education Director, at 419-586-8300; 585 E. Livingston St. Celina, Ohio 45822.
A student may be formally identified as having a disability through a multi-factored evaluation process. A team, comprised of school staff and the parent(s), determines eligibility for special education services based on assessment information, classroom observations, medical information, and developmental history of the child. Appropriate services are identified through the Individual Education Plan (IEP) process.
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Children with Disabilities, a child may be identified under the following disabilities:
Cognitive Disability (Mental Retardation)
Other Health Impairment
Specific Learning Disability
Speech or Language Impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
The Celina City Schools offers a number of services to students identified with disabilities, including:
Preschool Special Education Programs
School Psychological Services
Speech and Language Therapy Services
Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
A variety of supports and services for children with identified disabilities - Kindergarten thru Grade 12th