Contact: Rebecca Baird, Administrative Assistant Student Services
Circleville City Schools provides services to students ages 3through 22 identified as disabled under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA). Special education services are provided in accordance with Ohio's Model Policies and Procedures for the Education of Children with Disabilities. The special education students' needs are typically served in the general education classroom with additional support provided by an intervention specialist.
Child find: Searching for Students with Disabilities
If you know achild who may have adisability or special needs, help is available. Child Find is the process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities that may be in need of special education or related services who live in the Circleville City Schools District.
What does a disability mean?
- For age birth to 3– An established condition known to result in delay, or adocumented developmental delay.
- For ages 3 to 5- Adocumented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, emotional/behavioral functioning, motor skills, cognitive skills, or self help skills.
- For ages 5 to 21 -A documented presence of one or more of the following conditions: visual impairment including blindness, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation (cognitive disability), multiple disabilities, deaf-blindness, autism, hearing impairment including deafness, emotional disturbance, orthopedic impairment, specific learning disability, or other health impairment.
If you suspect your child or the child of someone you know has adisability, please contact your child's principal or guidance counselor, or Assistant Superintendent Kyle Uhrig at 740-474-4340. A school representative will contact the parents of the child to determine if the child needs to be evaluated. If adisability is suspected, free testing is available to families to determine whether or not aspecial need exists. If aneed is identified, the child can begin receiving the appropriate special education and related services.