Identification of Children with Disabilities

Parent/Guardians who may have concerns about their child's development or suspect that a disability may be present should contact their building principal or the Department of Student Services at 371-7435. Concerns could include the areas of: hearing impairment, visual impairment, cognitive disability, orthopedic or other health impairments, specific learning disability, emotional disability, speech/language disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, multiple disabilities, hearing impairment, deafness or deaf/blindness. If a child birth through five years of age presents delays in communication skills, social emotional development, gross/fine motor skills, or cognitive/thinking skills, the parent/guardian should contact the Department of Student Services.

Specific emphasis is directed at reaching the 3 to 5 year old population. The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, as well as neighboring districts, provides specialized programming and services for the 3 to 5 year old child who has been determined to have a disability as outlined in the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools Serving Students with Disabilities. If the preschool child resides in another school district, the parent/guardian should contact their local school district.