Related Services

Related Services

The Related Services Workgroup first convened in January 2018 with a mandate to improve the coordination of state, school and provider efforts to address the related services needs of students with disabilities.

In accordance with (House Bill 49) SECTION 733.65., the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall establish a workgroup on related services personnel. The purpose of the workgroup shall be to improve the coordination of state, school, and provider efforts to address the related services needs of students with disabilities.

The workgroup shall do all the following:

  1. Identify and evaluate causes and solutions for the shortage of related services personnel in the school setting, including evaluating the long-term sustainability of potential solutions;
  2. Establish short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals to address the shortage of related services personnel in the state and monitor progress on those goals;
  3. Report, as needed, on the work and findings of the workgroup.

In October 2019, the workgroup published a report of their work and recommendations to improve the coordination of state, school and provider efforts to address the related services needs of students with disabilities in Ohio.

A letter from Superintendent of Public Instruction, Paolo DeMaria is available here.
 
The Related Services Workgroup report is available here.
 
To view informational videos and learn more about the roles and responsibilities of related services providers, click the links below.


Educational Audiologist
School Nurses
Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist
School Psychologist
Speech and Language Pathologist

Last Modified: 11/1/2019 2:18:00 PM