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Special Education - Dispute Resolution
Ohio Department of Education - The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office for Exceptional Children (OEC) and Office of Early Learning and School Readiness (EL&SR) encourage parents, family members and schools to work together to resolve differences.
Direct Request for Mediation or Facilitation
Form from the Ohio Dept of Education to request mediation with your child’s school in order to resolve issues involving your child with a disability or requesting facilitation with your child’s school in order to resolve issues with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Evaluation Team Report(ETR).
Special Education Complaint Form
File with the Ohio Office for Exceptional Children
COMPLAINT AND/OR DUE PROCESS WITHDRAWAL
Withdraws complaint because mediation or settlement agreement was successful.
Request for a Due Process Hearing
A parent can make a request for a due process hearing related to the identification, evaluation or educational placement of a student with a disability or the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to a student. A school district, county board of developmental disabilities, community school or other educational agency (all referred to as “schools”) also may file a request for a due process hearing.