A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

The Special Education Procedural Safeguards Notice: A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education has been updated and is now available for use. As of August 1, 2017 the use of this document will be required and it will no longer be permissible to utilize Whose IDEA Is This? as the procedural safeguards notice.


The Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children provides funding through IDEA Part B federal funds to the State Support Team Region 4 to provide professional development and high quality technical assistance.  The goal is to assist school districts in improving the academic achievement of students with disabilities and students at risk.  State Support Team Region 4  provides differentiated high quality technical assistance to school districts within Lake and Geauga Counties.  In addition, the SST provides professional development to districts and families regarding compliance with federal and state laws and regulations related to the education of children with disabilities.

Contact Information

Lori Pinchot
Cell: 216-973-7212
Sonia Stevenson
Cell: 216-571-2779

Teresa Brown
Consultant - Early Childhood
Cell: 440-759-8559