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Belinda Rhoads  - Director of Special Needs/Early Childhood

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Special Needs provides coordination, supervision and management of the following services...

  • Consultation
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emotional Disturbance Program - P.A.T.H.E. Center
  • Life Skills - Specially Designed Programming for Low Incidence
  • SLD/CD Programs provided by the Local School District


Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns you may have.

Belinda Rhoads - 419-354-9010 ext. 170 or brhoads@wcesc.org


Ohio Department of Education Link

                                        

          Diane Witt - Special Needs Coordinator        Judith Hilinski -- Special Needs Supervisor

Wood County Educational Service Center's L.I.F.E. Skills-Specially Designed Programming for Low Incidence is designed to provide educational opportunities for your child to learn the academic, social and functional skills they will need to be a happy, healthy and productive adult.  The title, L.I.F.E. stands for Learning Independence through Functional Education.  We recognize that each child is unique.  With each classroom being located throughout Wood County Local School Districts, we work hard to offer a continuum of services for those students needing specially designed programming to obtain success in school and life.

The Autism L.I.F.E. Skills Classroom provides instruction to students who have been identified as having Autism.  The Wood County Autism Classroom is located in a separate facility setting to promote intense teaching techniques of ABA and other methodologies for students with autism.

Please feel free to contact Diane with any question or concerns you may have.

 Diane Witt - 419-354-9010 ext. 140 or dwitt@wcesc.org

Judith Hilinski - 419-354-9010 ext. 174 or jhilinski@wcesc.org

 

FORMS TO BE KEPT BY PARENTS

  FORMS TO RETURN TO TEACHER
School Contact Information

Parent Letter

Emergency Contact Information

L.I.F.E. Skills - Supply List

Emergency Medical Information

Medication Form

Field Trip Permission

Parent/Student Handbook

Release of Confidential Information
   
   


 

 

Teresa Kitchen -- Pathe Special Needs Supervisor

 

The Wood County Educational Service Center's PATHE Program for students with Emotional Disturbance (ED) is designed to provide educational opportunities for children to learn the academic, social, and functional skills that he/she will need to be a happy, healthy, and productive adult.  We recognize that each child is unique.  With the input and support of our parents and local school districts, we work hard to offer a continuum of services to provide a variety of needs.

Please feel free to contact me with any question or concerns you may have.

Teresa Kitchen -- 419-352-7588 or tkitchen@wcesc.org

Belinda Rhoads -- 419-354-9010 or brhoads@wcesc.org

FORMS TO BE KEPT BY PARENTS

  FORMS TO BE RETURNED TO TEACHER
  Parent Letter  

2013-2014 School Year Calendar

  Emergency Contact Information

Classroom Supply List

Emergency Medical Information

Medication Release Form

Field Trip Permission

Parent/Student Handbook

CRC Release of Confidential Information

PATHE Staff

 

 

Behavior Agreement Code of Conduct

 

 

             Katie Kelly - Preschool Supervisor

The Wood County Early Childhood Services is a developmentally-appropriate program providing services to  special needs children from the ages of 3 through 5 living in the Eastwood, Lake, North Baltimore, or Perrysburg districts.

To learn more, click here.

 

Adapted Physical Therapy

Mindy Barnhart

Nick Herbster

 

Physical Therapy

Krista Varner

Kelly Griffith

   

Occupational Therapy

Nancy Beck

Patty Fertig

Virginia Jones

Amy McAnally

Lil Porter

Jennifer Robertson

Susan Schnapp

Robyn Sharninghouse

Rikki Glover -- COTA

Speech Language

Christina Brancheau

Karen Clemons

Jonelle Diefenthaler

Amy Keegan

LaDiethra McKinney

Julie Munson

Lisa Neeson

Rebecca Perkins

Patti Speck


Let's Talk About....

Speech, Lanuage & Hearing Skills Manual

Occupational & Therapy Parental Permission Form

Whose IDEA Is This?

Updated  4/2/12

 

Summary of Technical Edits to “Whose IDEA is This?” Published April 2, 2012

 

 

A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004

In Ohio, Whose IDEA Is This? A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) serves as the procedural safeguards notice in accordance with and as required by 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 300.504.

The district or community school must give parents of a child with a disability a copy of Whose IDEA Is This? once a year, and at each of the following times:

    Upon initial referral or parental request for evaluation;
    Upon receipt of the first state complaint in a school year;
    Upon the receipt of a filing of a due process complaint in a school year;
    Upon a change in placement because of disciplinary action; and
    Upon request by a parent.

A school district or community may place a current copy on its Web site. However, website posting shall not be the sole method of providing the procedural safeguards notice. The school district or community school must still provide a printed copy of the procedural safeguards notice.

 

Ohio Department of Education Link

Para Professional Evaluations (signed and dated originals) are to be delivered to Doris annually by May 1.

Teacher Evaluations (from ETPES) are to be delivered to Doris each year no later than May 1.

To facilitate the documentation of Employee Evaluations to the  WCESC personnel files, all Supervisors are asked to deliver the signed and dated originals to Doris Schulte, Personnel Secretary/EMIS.

Contact Information:  Doris Schulte - 419-354-9010 ext. 226 or dschulte@wcesc.org.

Paraprofessional Evaluation Form

 

 

 Cindy Herman - Parent Mentor                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Vanlerberg - Parent Mentor

                 

The Parent Mentor program is a support network for parents of children with disabilities.  We help out with parents who need support or whom do not understand the special education process.  We can meet with parents prior to a scheduled school meeting and also accompany them to the meeting to assist the parents in working with the school team for their child.  This is available at no extra cost to any participating districts or parents.  We are funded by a federal grant.

We have also created a DVD Library list that is available for parents and teachers to borrow on a variety of topics relating to special education.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Cindy Herman -  419-354-9010 ext. 142 or cherman@wcesc.org

Jennifer Vanlerberg - 419-354-9010 ext. 239 or jvanlerberg@wcesc.org

To View the Parent Mentoring Newsletters click on the following link:  Parent Mentoring Newsletter

 

  Doris Schulte, Personnel Secretary/EMIS

Contact Information: 419-354-9010 ext 226 or dschulte@wcesc.org

ODE Data Collection form 2013-2014

IEP PR - 07 Form

Release of Confidentiality

 

Alicia Leslie - Administrator of the Special Education Data Base, Progress Book & IEP Anywhere

Contact Information:  419-354-9010 ext 305 or aleslie@wcesc.org

Progress Book Users Guide

IEP Anywhere Login Page

NOECA's Progress Book Login Page

 

Ohio Department of Education Link

Editor: Belinda Rhoads

brhoads@wcesc.org

August 22, 2013 September 19, 2013 October 17, 2013
     
November 14, 2013 December 12, 2013 January 9, 2014
     
February 6, 2014 March 6, 2014 April 3, 2014
     
  May 1, 2014  
     
     
     
     

To view archived newsletters click the following link:  Wood County Special Education Newsletter Archives.

Teachers and Para Professional's employed with WCESC have many wonderful opportunities to serve students with Special Needs, enrolled in the following programs:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • Emotional Disturbance Program - P.A.T.H.E.
  • Life Skills - Autism
  • Life Skills- Multiple Disabilities Program

We also have a great need for Substitute's who are willing to go into our classrooms and assist when the regular Teacher or Paraprofessional is absent from their position.  We have classrooms throughout  the Wood County Schools available to get great experiences to add to your resume' for future employment opportunities.

For more information, please contact:
Doris Schulte, Personnel Secretary/EMIS  at 419-354-9010  ext. 226
or Click on the following link for Employment or Substitute Information.

WCESC Employment

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