Category: Child Well-being

Ohio’s Dispute Resolution Process Helps Schools and Families Resolve Differences When Supporting Students with Disabilities

Situations may arise where parents or other family members believe a school has violated federal or state law. In these cases, there is a specific process to resolve disputes, as outlined by the Ohio...

How can I become a surrogate parent to support and advocate for a child’s special education needs in Ohio?

What is a Surrogate Parent? Surrogate parents are an important resource for many students. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says that children with disabilities who do not have parents available to advocate for them in the special education...

Article: Does your child often get upset shortly after getting home from school/daycare? There’s a term for that!

“The after-school restraint collapse meltdown is often about more than just fatigue, thanks to something psychologists call defensive detachment. “Your child really needed you, and you weren’t there,” explains Lapointe. “Now you’re there, but...

InspirEd Virtual Learning Series for Families and Schools

This virtual learning series by OCALI and the Ohio Department of Education includes sessions on: setting up a learning environment at home, supporting positive behaviors at home and school, and co-planning to ensure that...