Special Education

The Special Education programs in Fairview Park ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free and appropriate public education that emphasizes specially-designed instruction to meet their unique needs.

We are committed to providing children with disabilities the best conditions for learning, while keeping in compliance with federal and state regulations. Our department fosters alignment with Ohio’s Operating Standards, Content Standards and Performance Standards for Ohio’s Schools.

Evaluations and services for eligible students are provided as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and the Operating Standards for Ohio Educational Agencies Serving Children with Disabilities.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine the necessary accommodations, supports and related services needed for a child to make adequate progress in the general education curriculum.

Developmental Assistance Program (DAP):  
The Developmental Assistance Program (DAP) is designed to meet the needs of preschool age students who have been identified with a special need.  The program offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum within a classroom setting.  The curriculum is aligned with the Ohio Early Learning Content Standards, which in turn is aligned with the Ohio Content Standards for school-age students.

In addition, students have the opportunity to participate in activities such as music, dramatic play, fine motor, gross motor, and speech & language activities.

The DAP program also offers an opportunity for students with special needs to engage with typical peers within the classroom.  Each child in the DAP program that qualifies for special education services has an IEP written with goals and objectives to meet his/her individual needs.

Home Instruction
Evaluations and service plans are created as needed for students who are unable to attend school for a short period of time, usually due to a medical condition or injury.

Please contact your child’s School Counselor with questions.

Child Find
The Fairview Park City School District is responsible for identifying children with disabilities from birth through age 22.  The intent of Child Find is to increase awareness of disabilities and to provide a free and appropriate public education for all qualifying children. Areas of disability could include: hearing impaired, visually impaired, cognitively disabled, physically disabled, learning disabled, emotionally disturbed, autistic, traumatic brain injury, or speech/language disabled. If you have knowledge of  a child who is disabled and not attending school or not receiving special education services; or if you are a parent who may have concerns about your child’s development, please contact please call the Fairview Park Board of Education’s Department of Pupil Services at 440-331-5500 ext. 1124.


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