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Support Services

Wendy Halley

Search for Children with Disabilities

School districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to locate, identify, and evaluate all children below 22 years of age who reside within their district and have a confirmed or suspected disability. For infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, a child may have a delay in one or more developmental areas such as communication, vision or hearing ability, and/or social-emotional functioning. For school-age children with a disability means having one or more conditions defined by federal regulations and state standards. These disabilities include autism, developmental disabilities, hearing and/or visual impairments, speech or language delays/disorders, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, cognitive disabilities, traumatic brain injury, and other health impairments.

Once the school district is notified about a child who is suspected of having a disability, the district holds and intervention assistance team meeting. The team will review all information about the student including grades, attendance, discipline records, health records and observations from the school staff and parents. The team can decide to write and intervention plan and review the results at a given date or the team can refer the student for an evaluation from the school psychologist. If you have any concerns or questions about this service, please contact Wendy Halley at the Gallia County School Board office, 740-446-7917 or email 90_wnaetzel@seovec.org

Allison Small is the Parent Mentor for Gallia County Local Schools. She is located at Southwestern Elementary School. The services that she can provide are:

·         Guide families through the special education process

·         Listen and provide support to families and educators

·         Provide information and resources to families and school personnel on education laws, district programs and services, and community resources

·         Attend Individualized Education Program meetings and other meetings at parent or staff request

·         Organize and conduct information sessions or workshops based on the needs of families and professional

·         Build collaborative partnerships between families, schools and committees to benefit students with disabilities

 If you need her assistance she can be reached at 740-379-2001 or at gl_ahively@seovec.org.

Gallia County Local Schools
4836 St Rt. 325
Patriot, OH 45658
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