Special Education / Pupil Services

Vanessa Spring
Supervisor of Special Education/ Pupil Services

 Supervisor: Ms. Vanessa Spring

431 Stow Ave.

Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

330-926-3800 EXT 502044

CF_SpringV@cfalls.org

Our goal is to provide appropriate services in general and special education in order for all students to succeed.

Department purpose:

  • 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:

Intellectual Disability

Hearing Impairment

Deafness

Speech or language impairment

Visual Impairment

Autism

Traumatic Brain Injury

Other Health Impairment (minor/major)

Specific Learning Disability

Deaf-Blindness

Multiple disabilities

Emotional Disturbance

Orthopedic Impairment

 

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.

Preschool Services

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.


 
The special education and student services team includes the following:

Vanessa Spring
cf_springv@cfalls.org 
Supervisor of Special Education

Christine Shaw
cf_shawc@cfalls.org
Pupil Services Specialist


Tara Bultrowicz 
cf_bultrowicz@cfalls.org
School Psychologist

Kathy Soudry 
cf_soudry@cfalls.org
School Psychologist

Shannon Ciriello
cf_ciriellos@cfalls.org
School Psychologist

Alicia Veauthier 
cf_veauthier@cfalls.org
School Psychologist 

Amanda DePaul
School Psychologist
cf_depaula@cfalls.org

Nancy Hall 
cf_hallna@cfalls.org
Speech/Language Pathologists

Mona Marks
cf_marks@cfalls.org
Speech/Language Pathologists

Amanda Hackbarth 
cf_hackbarth@cfalls.org
Speech/Language Pathologists

Cynthia Lane
cf_lane@cfalls.org
Speech/Language Pathologists
 
Cathy Carson
cf_carson@cfalls.org
Pupil Services Secretary

Phone: 330 926-3800 x502040 

Bobbi Glendon
cf_glendon@cfalls.org 
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.

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Cuyahoga Falls City School District431 Stow Avenue
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
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Phone: 330.926.3800
Fax: 330.920.1075