OCCS provides sponsored schools with comprehensive services in special education, made possible by its in-house special education expertise. OCCS’ Assistant Director of Special Education – along with Regional Representatives and other staff with experience and training in special education protocols – help ensure that schools are in compliance with all state and federal laws related to students with disabilities.
Each year, the OCCS special education (SPED) department conducts a data review of each school's SPED program. Following the review, OCCS meets with the school administration and staff to discuss the findings and provide recommendations such as technical assistance and/or additional resources to ensure better educational outcomes for students with disabilities. In addition to annual data reviews, OCCS provides a comprehensive package of SPED services for our member schools that includes:
- A minimum of two SPED visits, during which OCCS reviews student files to ensure best practices;
- Handling formal and informal SPED complaints; and,
- Helping schools with response to intervention (RTI), non-violent crisis prevention intervention, professional development, and child find.