Providing Consulting and Advocacy to help advise parents on the most appropriate educational and related services for your child on the Autism Spectrum, Mental Health Disorders, Down Syndrome and Fragile X. Advocate ServicesEducation on Ohio Guidelines, Content Standards, Individual with Disabilities Act (IDEA) 2004 and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Guidance on obtaining Special Education Service, Supports and Related Service Review of current Individual Education Program (IEP) or Service Plan (SP) for compliance to Federal and State Rules "IEP Check Up" Attend Meetings: Multifactor Evaluation (MFE), Initial Assitive Team (IAT), Evaluation Team Report (ETR), IEP, SP, Wrap Around, Manifestation Review, Truancy, Resolutions and Mediation Provide you with information on Community Resources Please see "Service Fee" page for list of fees
Each year, the Board of DD provides services and supports to more than 10,000 boys and girls and men and women in Cuyahoga County. The community knows us best for our early childhood centers, schools, adult activities centers and group homes, but we’re much more than that. Our full range of services includes everything from in-home early intervention programs for very young children and their families to leisure programs for seniors. Much of what we do goes beyond the walls of our own centers and homes and takes place in the community, where we encourage individuals with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play
We are a library and information center which serves anyone from the professional or lay person. We do collect and disseminate the results specifically from NIDRR funded research projects. Though our collect includes other documents related to disability and rehabilitation which are not NIDRR funded. Perhaps placement as a national organization may be more appropriate? As part of our referral services we provide a myriad of information on all types of rehabilitation and disability topics (i.e. advocacy, financial resources, specific disabilities/conditions, etc.). Information and referral services are free. We also provide document delivery of publications starting at 5 cents per page with a $5.00 USD minimum. Patrons can contact us by phone, fax, mail, email, virtual reference chat, or through our website. Our TTY number is 301/459-5984.
Therapeutic Items available to families FREE – part of the Share a Chair Program funded through RMHC-NED. Application for Deepwood Foundation Assistance Grants available to any child in Lake Co. with a Developmental Disability and are reviewed quarterly. Contact Rikke Coach
The Up Side of Downs of Northeast Ohio provides programs and services to improve the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. USOD serves over 900 families caring for a loved one with Down syndrome in the Northeast Ohio.
Woodbine House publishes the Special-Needs Collection, a series of almost 50 books on disabilities and related topics, including ADD, Down syndrome, early intervention and special education. Since 1985 we've prided ourselves on publishing books of the highest quality and value for parents, children, therapists, health care providers, and teachers. You'll find our website is the online equivalent of our book catalog, presenting information about all our forthcoming titles, along with our current list of books.