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Procedural Safeguards

If you are a parent of a child who has a disability that interferes with his or her education, or if your child is suspected of having such a disability, this handbook will serve as a valuable resource for your child's education.

Whose IDEA Is This? boils down language of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) to main points that will help you be an effective partner in your child's education. This guide has been prepared by the Ohio Department of Education's Office for Exceptional Children (ODE/OEC).

The following pages tell yon how you can work with your local school district and other public agencies to determine whether your child has a disability. It also outlines steps for going on to determine whether that disability qualifies your child for special education and related services.

Click on the link below to download the handbook.