Special Education Department


Welcome to the Special Education addition of our website! The Special Education Department is thrilled to begin a new school year of student-centered instruction and intellectual growth. Our general education staff utilizes an evidence-based curriculum that reflects Ohio's Learning Standards. At the same time, our intervention specialists provide small group instruction in and out of the classroom to address all unique learning and social-emotional needs. We promote inclusive practices in our district buildings that ensure all students, regardless of ability, collaborate and learn alongside each other.

 We also partner with the Trumbull County Educational Service Center (TCESC) to provide related services, including speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, vision consultation, and mobility services. Maplewood is partnered with Trumbull County Board of Developmental Disabilities (TCBDD) to provide services for preschool through Year 23 services who may need additional services in a specialized setting. Our staff is dedicated to supporting students throughout their school experiences as they prepare to successfully transition from elementary to high school as well as into adulthood, including post-secondary training, college enrollment, military enlistment, and/or employment. 

Maplewood Local Schools' Special Education Team

Child Find
(Search for Students with Disabilities)

Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. Maplewood Local Schools is committed to the location, identification and provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), for all children between the ages of 3 and 22, having disabilities. Location and referral of such children may be initiated by anyone with knowledge of the child and suspecting the child may have a disability.

The purpose of Child Find is to alert parents, professionals, and the public to children who may have special needs and to guarantee that school districts find children who may have disabilities and who otherwise may not have come to their attention. Another benefit is to enable eligible children to receive the special education and related services that are needed and to promote public awareness of disabilities.