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Child Find for Students with a Suspected Disability

The goal of the Special Education Department is to ensure that all children with disabilities have access to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE).  To receive services, a student must be identified as having a disability by an educational team.  The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District is continuing the effort to identify, locate, and evaluate any child with a suspected disability between the ages of 3-21.  If you are aware of a child residing within the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District who may have a disability and is not receiving special education services, please contact Susan Dunkle at (440)-949-4210 or [email protected].

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Below is a Parent's Guide to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).  Please see Links & Resources for additional information.  
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Section 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in programs or activities receiving Federal financial assistance.  For questions concerning Section 504 procedures, please contact your child's school counselor.

Help Me Grow to Preschool Transition Process

Children who receive Help Me Grow and Early Intervention services may be eligible for preschool special education services.  The transition process for this is explained here.
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Click here to access special education staff contact information.
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Links & Resources

Special Education Office

Mrs. Mariah Hall
Director of Special Education
(440) 949-4210
Mrs. Susan Dunkle
Special Education Secretary
(440) 949-4210
Mrs. Kady Hlad
School Psychologist
(440) 949-4212
Mrs. Whitney Poole
School Psychologist
(440) 949-3113
Mr. Andrew Smith
School Social Worker
(440) 949-4213
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