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Special Education

The special education team at HJS is committed to working in collaboration with families to provide the highest level of special education services. We are always working to improve the educational instruction and strategies utilized when teaching our students.

This year at HJS the model of service delivery has changed. Students on IEPs will have a case manager, who will be responsible for developing the IEP and MFE. However, students will encounter and be provided support from multiple intervention specialists throughout the day depending on their class schedule. Questions regarding student progress and performance can be directed to the content teacher or to the case manager. Please feel free to contact us at anytime with questions and concerns at 367-4831, or via email.

Special Education Resources


Council for Exceptional Children

This is a wonderful organization that provides great resources for families and teachers. 


Hamilton County Board of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities

This is a local agency that provides a variety of services to individuals identified with cognitive impairments and other developmental disabilities and their parents.  This is a wonderful resource that provides services to individuals in all stages of their lives.


The Arc of Hamilton County

The Arc provides families with programs that include advocacy and skill development for individuals to work towards independence and self-determination.


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Children’s Hospital is a wonderful resource in our community.  They have developed a resource guide that is accessible on their website to connect individuals with special needs to community resources.


The Hamilton County Special Olympics

The Special Olympics is an organization that promotes community and activity for individuals with special needs.  The activities and sports they offer include bowling, soccer, basketball, and many more.  Several students in our school district participate in these events.  It is a wonderful experience for all involved.  Please go to the website to acquire more information regarding programming and how you can get involved.


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the law that outlines special education services.  The following website provides information detailing the law and what students are entitled to during their education.


The Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education is the governing body of public schools in Ohio.  Their website provides information regarding special education in Ohio, as well as wonderful information regarding the general education curriculum and Ohio Achievement Testing.



This is a website that provides families with children who are receiving special education services with information detailing their rights as outlined by federal legislation, in particular IDEA.  It also provides free on-line courses for parents to take that engage them in learning the law.

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