Northridge Local School District and all Ohio Districts are required to locate, evaluate and identify children with disabilities ages 3-21 years of age who may be in need of special education services as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act. (IDEIA).
For preschoolers and school-age children, a disability includes: autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability,deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment and developmental delay (preschool only).
Northridge Local Schools ensures that a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is made available to all children with disabilities between the ages of three and twenty- one. Services include inclusion classrooms, individual/small group instruction, resource rooms, and special classes.
Related services such as occupational therapy, adapted physical education, physical therapy, speech/language therapy and interpreter services are available based on the student's IEP.
If you suspect your child has a disability, please contact your child’s Teacher, then Building Administrator or the Office of Special Education (937) 275-7469 x4222.