Autism Scholarship Program

The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child’s individualized education program (IEP).
Any student who has been identified by their district as a child with autism and for whom the district has created an individualized education plan (IEP) qualifies for the Autism Scholarship program.
The student must have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP.
A child is eligible to apply to participate in the program when the child turns three.
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Information for Parents (Check Eligibility)
Steps to Apply Reference Guide | Español
Information for Non-Public Schools/Providers
Information for Districts
Rules and Law
The rules ensure parents of children with autism are informed about the requirements and process to obtain a scholarship, inform prospective providers of the requirements to become a program provider, inform providers of their responsibilities and inform school districts of their responsibilities for children residing in the district who participate in the program.
Section 3310.41 of the Revised Code establishes the ASP and requires the Ohio Department of Education to adopt rules prescribing procedures to implement the program.
Autism Scholarship Program Rules

Parental Notification S.B. 316

Vision and Hearing Screenings

The Ohio Department of Health requires vision and hearing screenings for elementary school children in kindergarten, first, third and fifth grade and all new students each year.  Screening for kindergartners can be performed during the May screenings prior to fall entry for those that can attend, or in the fall once students begin school. Other screenings will be done in the fall. Screenings can also be performed at various other times during the year at parent or teacher request.
At the secondary level, vision screening is done in seventh grade, and both vision and hearing are done in ninth and 11th grades, generally during high school schedule pickup day or in the fall. Students should bring or wear their glasses and/or contact lenses as they are screened wearing them.

Students who have difficulty with the initial screening are re-screened.  If there still appears to be a difficulty, parents are notified and follow-up by a health care provider is suggested. 
We are also happy to screen students at any time based on parent, student or staff request. 

If you do not wish for your child to be screened, please contact your school health office.