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School Services Resource Guide from Connecting for Kids


Does your child struggle in school? Is homework a nightly challenge? Are you concerned that your child may need an IEP? Or, is your child already receiving special education services, but you're not sure if they're the right ones? Or, are you just looking for new ways to help your child in school?

This page will acquaint you with some of the resources available for families whose children are struggling in school. In each case, we've taken the top four resources recommended by local experts in the field to help you get started. Additional resources may be found by using the View More links that follow each section.

Just Getting Started?

Families who are just beginning to develop a concern about their child's academics or school behavior may benefit from Connecting for Kids' Empower the Parent program. This step-by-step resource shows you how to get started finding help for your child. We also encourage residents of the Connecting for Kids service area to contact us for personalized support.

The recommendations provided on the remainder of this page were made by The Arc of Greater Cleveland / The Arc of Ohio and the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities.

Recommended Organizations

The following organizations have been identified as places to get more information and support:

The Arc of Greater Cleveland & The Arc of Ohio

View in Provider Directory



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

View in Provider Directory

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Connecting for Kids

CFK maintains a list of alternate education providers and tutors in the Provider Directory. To view providers, click Alternative School or Tutors in the Program/Service column.

Ohio Department of Education


(Scholarships, guidelines and accountability)

In addition to the recommended organizations above, there are a number of other organizations supporting education issues.

View more organizations...

Recommended Books

Learn more about education from recommended books:

Wrightslaw book cover

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

P. Wright, ESQ, and P. Wright

From Emotions to Advocacy book cover

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
P. Wright, ESQ, and P. Wright

The IEP from A to Z book cover

The IEP from A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Goals and Objectives
D. Twachtman-Cullen and J. Twachtman-Bassett

All About IEPs book cover

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs

P. Wright, ESQ, and P. Wright

Recommended Websites, Downloads & Apps

Families may benefit from the following websites, downloads and mobile applications (apps):

A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education from Ohio Department of Education

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): What You Need to Know from NCLD's Understood portal

Wrightslaw online resource for special education law

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans from NCLD's Understood portal

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