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Special Education

Our special education department provides a comprehensive continuum of high quality services to more than 600 students with disabilities through Individual Education Programs (IEPs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA).  Students receive services under one of the following disability categories

  • Autism
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment
  • Developmental Delay (Under Age 10)

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services for those children. The IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

Child Find

Child Find (3301-51-03) is a rule which requires school districts to locate, evaluate and identify all students with suspected disabilities living within the Hudson City School District; this includes children with disabilities who are homeless children or are wards of the state, and children with disabilities attending nonpublic schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services. 

Hudson City Schools is committed to implementing Child Find activities to ensure that all students in need of Special Education and/or Related Services can receive the support they need.  If you have a child or know of a child that you suspect may have a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act and is not currently receiving services, please contact the Office of Pupil Services at Hudson City Schools at 330-653-1426. 

Special Education Services

Parent Mentor Program

The parent mentor serves as the support person and an information resource to assist parents with the special education process. The goal is to assist parents and teachers in establishing a cooperative working relationship to enable your child to reach his/her fullest potential. The Parent Mentor Program is funded through a grant through the Ohio Department of Education Office of Exceptional Children.