The Ohio Department of Education publishes a helpful resource titled "A Guide to Parents Rights in Special Education". A copy of the guide can be downloaded using the link on the right side of this page. More information is available at
Special education for students ages 3 to 21 is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). State requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards).
This guide can help you understand your rights and your child’s rights according to IDEA and the Ohio Operating Standards. It also gives you information and resources to help you understand your child’s special education supports and services.
For additional information, please contact your child's school counselor or principal.