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Mentally Healthy

By Margo Gibson-Costello, Ph.D.
Cloverleaf Special Services Director 
 
When we think of “physical health,” words such as exercise, nutrition and prevention come to mind. But when we hear “mental health,” we think of words like sadness, depression, suicide. Why is that? Please click HERE to read more. 
  

What Are Special Services?

 
Special Services refers to a variety of programs and supports designed to assist students in their efforts to make progress in the general education environment. Some typical examples include speech therapy, identification of disabilities, and special education instruction.
 
Who Is Eligible?
 
Typically, only students who have been identified as having a "disability" are eligible to receive special education support, but special services also includes students who are "gifted" and those needing intervention assistance due to behavior or academic struggles.
 
Special Education
 
Special education means specifically designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Specifically designed instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible child the content, methodology or delivery of instruction. Please click HERE to learn more. 
 
Child Find
 
Cloverleaf Local Schools is committed to the location and identification of all un-served individuals with disabilities from birth through 22 years of age. Location and referral of children meeting this criteria (Child Find) may be initiated by anyone with knowledge of the child and suspecting the child may have a disability. Please contact the Director of Special Services, Margo Gibson-Costello, Ph.D., at 330-302-0316 or [email protected], with any questions, concerns, or names for Child Find referral within the Cloverleaf Local School District.
 
How Do I Learn More?
 
First, check out the supplemental pages under the links to the left. If you have additional questions after that, feel free to call Cloverleaf's Special Services Department at 330-302-0316. We will do our best to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about your student's development.
 
IDEIA-B Annual Public Notice
 
Cloverleaf Local School District participates in the federally funded Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA, Title VI-B). This federally-funded program provides supplemental assistance to school districts for supporting the educational program and the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to students with disabilities from three through 22 years of age. If you have any questions or comments regarding these two federal programs, please contact the Director of Special Services, Margo Costello, at 330-302-0316 or [email protected], with any questions, concerns, or names for Child Find referral within the Cloverleaf Local School District.
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