| Ridgewood Special Services
Michael Masloski, District Special Education Coordinator
301 S Oak Street
West Lafayette, OH 43845
Each year school districts throughout Ohio participate in an effort to identify, locate and evaluate all children with disabilities, birth through 21. A disability means there are conditions such as a multi-handicap, hearing, visual, orthopedic, and/or other health handicap, severe behavior disorder and/or speech/language handicap. Many times children with disabilities are not visible because they do not function in the mainstream of a community. Parents are not always aware that there are programs and services available for these children. If you know of a child within the Ridgewood Local School System who may have one or more of the above suspected disabilities, including pre-school age children, please contact Michael Masloski, Special Education Coordinator for Ridgewood Local Schools at 740-545-6354.
- Guidelines for Conducting Alternate Assessment Implementation Year 2000
- This Ohio Department of Education manual is intended to guide school district staff in conducting an alternate assessment for any student who has a disability and who, becuase of this disability, is unable to participate in the Ohio Proficiency Test (OPT).
- Individualized Education Program
- This Ohio Department of Education School Options page contains IEP links to forms, the IFP Inter-rater Agreement Tool, Ohio's Alternate Assessment for Students with Disabilities and more.
- An Introduction to Grading
- Grading is a complex topic that involves philosophical, pedagogical, and pragmatic issues for all students, and especially for those with disabilities. This site includes Teacher Tools, Research, Case Studies and more.
- OCALI: Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence
- Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
- SERI: Special Education Resources on the Internet
- Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.
- Tool Kit on Teaching and Accessing Students with Disabilities
- The U.S. Department of Education has developed a Tool Kit on Teaching and Assessing Students with Disabilities which offers a compilation of current information that will move states forward in improving results for all students with disabilities.
- Whose IDEA Is This?
- A Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (effective July 1, 2008; corrected Aug. 29, 2008) You need to scroll down the page and click on the link Whose IDEA Is This?. This is a PDF File and requires Adobe Reader.