Empowering Families

Award Amount: $65,000 per year

Duration: 2022 - 2026

Grantee: Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD)

Council staff contact: Rebecca Bates

Project description: During IEP meetings, parents/families find it hard to be speak up because they are overwhelmed. This is due to the power differences between the parents/families and the school. With limited support for over 250,000 students with disabilities in Ohio, the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council will fund a project to increase and improve the support parents/families have during the special education process; and to increase and improve the knowledge parents/families have about the special education process.