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  • Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)

OCALI was created so individuals, and families,and those who support and love them have the resources and knowledge to take down all barriers to success. That success means access, access in all environments, your home, your community, your school, and in the workplace.

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

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them.  OCECD offers training sessions and workshops on a variety of topics of interest to parents of children with disabilities and to the professionals who serve them.

  • Ohio Department of Education (ODE)

Information about special education in Ohio.

  • State Support Team 8 - Medina, Portage & Summit County

State Support Team, Region 8 (SST8) supports districts and community schools in closing achievement gaps for students with disabilities by helping them develop efficient, effective systems and processes, and by supporting use of research-based instructional practices.

Here are some support websites on their page

  • Medina County Educational Service Center (ESC)   

The Special Needs Initiatives Department of the ESC of Medina County Schools provides assistance to our county districts in the development, implementation, and coordination of Pre-K through graduation special education programming.

  • Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities

The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities also know as the Achievement Center or Windfall School provides services like early intervention, school age programs, physical, occupational and speech therapies, behavior support, job training and even programming for senior citizens are available.

  • Help Me Grow- Medina County

Help Me Grow System includes Central Intake, Help Me Grow Home Visiting and Help me Grow Early Intervention.

  • Milestones Autism Resources

Milestones Autism Resources improves the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum by educating, coaching and connecting the autism community with evidence-based information.  

  • Red Treehouse

Connections to resources, support networks and events in your community.  

  • Head Start Program-Community Action Wayne/Medina

Eligible low-income households are assisted through various cost-savings programs, making homes safer, more energy-efficient and affordable. Other services support economic self-sufficiency and independence, addressing self-sufficiency, transportation, food insecurity, employment, prescription assistance and relevant community partnerships that leverage resources.

The Medina County Workforce Development Center

OhioMeansJobs Medina County provides a full range of free assistance to job seekers under one roof. Established under the Workforce Investment Act, our center offers training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.

  • Medina County Career Center (MCCC)

Provides students with career technical education and academic excellence

  • Medina County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (MRDD)

MRDD offers numerous programs and services for individuals with special needs living in Medina County.  Contact the Intake Specialist to find out if you are eligble.

  • Medina County Ohio State University Extension

The four major OSU Extension program areas: family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, community development, and agriculture and natural resources.

  • Project Learn of Medina County- Adult Literacy

Project: LEARN has provided free, one-on-one and small group tutoring to adults in Medina County who want to improve their skills in reading, math, problem-solving, and English as a Second Language.

  • Visit their BookShelf Stores for quality used books

  • The Up Side of Downs Northest Ohio (USOD)

A nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support, education and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and communities.

  • Different Needz

Sell your used medical equipment, therapy devices, adapative toys and more.  Buy items at Different Needz and save.

  • Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR)

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) provides counseling and guidance to individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment to jointly choose an employment goal based on strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capabilities and interests.

  • Ohio Means Jobs

  • Ohio Means Accessibility

  • Ohio Benefit Bank

Apply for programs like food assistance, child care assistance and health coverage

  • Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS)/Disability Rights Ohio

Providing protection and advocacy for people with disabilities.

  • Young Adult Transition Corps

Young Adult Transition Corps (YATC) is an AmeriCorps program of theOhio State University Nisonger Center on Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. YATC is dedicated to serving young adults with disabilities and their families and promoting successful transitions as these young adults enter adult life.

  • Medina County Juvenile Probate Court

This web site can assist you with wide variety of legal issues such as adoptions, guardianship, estate planning, marriage licenses, juvenile delinquency.

  • Medicaid General Information

Good health is important to everyone. If you can't afford to pay for medical care right now, Medicaid can make it possible for you to get the care that you need so that you can get healthy – and stay healthy.

  • Supplemental Security Income

TheSupplemental Security Income(SSI) program pays benefits to disabled adults andchildrenwho have limited income and resources.



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