Mr. Cameron Lazar
Coordinator of Exceptional Students
431 Stow Ave.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
330-926-3800 EXT 502044
Our goal is to provide appropriate services in general and special education in order for all students to succeed.
To register all students grades kindergarten through 12
To process all applications for open enrollment, both within and outside the district
To provide district school psychological services
To provide district guidance, behavioral, and mental health support for our students
To provide student special education services
To provide school nursing services
To provide school occupational and physical therapy services
To provide district speech and language services
Special education services provided:
Prior to an evaluation for special education, students may participate in a response to intervention (RtI) model, where students are given the opportunity to develop skills and close learning gaps through research based interventions. Students who fail to respond to these intensive interventions may be referred for an evaluation to determine if the student is eligible for special education services.
Cuyahoga Falls City Schools follows an evaluation model set forth by the Ohio Department of Education, Office of Exceptional Children. Evaluations are coordinated by the child’s building team which may consist of all or some of the following team members: principal, classroom teacher, school psychologist, speech and language pathologist, guidance counselor, intervention specialist, and parent.
In accordance with rule 3301-51-06 of the Ohio Administrative Code, students may be defined as having a disability in one of the following areas:
Speech or language impairment
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other Health Impairment (minor/major)
Specific Learning Disability
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 requires that “to the maximum extent appropriate,” children with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled.
A full continuum of special education service delivery exists in meeting the individual needs of students with disabilities.
Beginning on their third birthday, children already identified with documented disabilities are served through a consortium with the Summit County Educational Service Center.
If you suspect a child of at least three years of age and not yet six years of age may meet the definition of a preschool child with a disability (a child experiencing developmental delays in one of more of the following: physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social emotional development, or adaptive development) please contact the Summit County Educational Service Center to schedule a screening. The phone number is 330-945-5600.
In accordance with ORC 3313.666(B)(11), the district is required to post a summary of all reported incidents of Bullying and/or Harassment. The following data includes reported Bullying and/or Harassment incidents that were found to be valid and reported to the state via the EMIS reporting system.
2017 January – May - 8
2016 August – December - 5
2016 January – May - 15
2015 August – December - 4
2015 January – May - 9
2014 August – December - 4
The special education and student services team includes the following:
Coordinator of Exceptional Students
Pupil Services Specialist
Pupil Services Secretary
Phone: 330 926-3800 x502040
Special Education Secretary
Phone: 330 926-3800 x502042
**Child Find is the process of identifying, locating, and evaluating children with disabilities, who may need special education and related services. Please contact the Office of Special Education for further information: 330-926-3800 ext. 502042
Visit our web site : www.cfalls.org.