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Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities [OCECD]
165 West Center Street; Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302
(800) 374-2806; (740) 382-5452
Fax: (740) 383-6421
Contact Person: Martha Lause
Web Site: http://www.ocecd.org
The mission of the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities [OCECD]is to endorse and promote efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities. We do so in the belief that all children have a right to a meaningful and relevant education. This belief affirms the dignity of each child or youth with disabilities, whose needs are unique and whose needs must be met equally and appropriately.
OCECD is a statewide, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the educational interests of children with disabilities. OCECD is composed of over 44 parent and professional organizations representing over 50,000 individuals and collaborates with local parent support organizations to offer information, training and support to parents of children with disabiltiies. OCECD also provides important training programs and services to professionals and professional organizations. As a state-level advocate, OCECD is an important policy development and advocacy organization deeply committed to working with the state legislature, the Office of the Governor, and state agencies on legislative and policy issues of importance to Ohio's children with disabilities.
• Provide family to family or youth to youth support on an individual family or youth level (e.g., peer-to-peer, family support partners, parent navigators)
• Provide contracted direct services (e.g., respite, care management)
• A statewide family-run organization