Sylvania Schools | Bradley J. Rieger Building | 4747 N. Holland Sylvania Road | Sylvania, Ohio 43560

phone 419-824-8500

The Office of

Disability Services

  • Students with disabilities must be provided with a free appropriate public education (FAPE), per state/federal laws. The special education department of Sylvania schools collaborates with staff from each of the district buildings to provide students with access and progress in the general education curriculum. Intervention Assistance Teams (IAT) and IEP teams work together with families to create and support strategies for student learning and/or behavioral success. 
  • Promotes an understanding of the rights, independence, and responsibility for students from early intervention/preschool through senior high school and onward to independent living, employment or post secondary education 
  • Assists regular education teachers in identifying student needs and interventions 
  • Guides intervention specialists (special education teachers) and support staff (therapists/paraprofessionals) to use best practices for supporting student needs 
  • Provides all district staff with legally defensible procedures to follow legislative requirements of laws for persons with disabilities 
  • Offers or accesses training to support staff professional development

Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Special Education Definitions