with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that assures
children and youth with disabilities a free appropriate public education
(FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). The Parma City
School District provides a continuum of special education programs and
services for preschool and school-age students with disabilities.
A Search for All Children with Disabilities
Find is the process of identifying, locating and evaluating all
children from age three to twenty-one who may have a disability and be
in need of special education and related services, regardless of the
severity of the disability. The district seeks to identify, through
child find, all children in the Parma City School District who attend a
public or non-public school in the district or who are homeless or wards
of the state who may be in need of special education and related
child with a disability is a child having a cognitive disability,
hearing impairment (including deafness), visual impairment (including
blindness), a speech or language impairment, a serious emotional
disturbance, an orthopedic impairment, autism, traumatic brain injury,
other health impairment, specific learning disability, deaf-blindness,
or multiple disabilities.
relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens
are asked to help the Parma City School District find any child who may
have a disability and need special education and related services. If
you are aware of a child who may have special needs, please notify Parma
City Schools, Department of Special Education, at (440) 885-8788.