Special Education Services

The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center (OVESC) partners with school districts and career centers to provide services for young learners aged three to twenty-one. The OVESC is also an Early Intervention POLR Provider and provides services from birth to age three. Federal and State laws require school districts to find, evaluate, and serve children who have disabilities. The OVESC employs intervention specialists, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, paraprofessionals, and nurses to achieve this. 

The special education department provides guidance to the OVESC Bright Beginnings Preschool Program who provides preschool services in 19 different locations throughout our region with nearly 500 children in attendance.  This program provides services to young learners ages three to five years old who are typically developing and those who have identified disabilities.

The OVESC provides Parent Mentor support for families within our partner districts. The parent mentors guide families through the special education process and help them understand the rights and responsibilities of the students, parents, and school district.

The Special Education Department also provides high quality professional development within the region covering many special education topics.

The OVESC Special Education Department’s goal is to collaborate and innovate for all learners. We must be creative, but also effective with our intent and delivery of interventions. By using innovative thinking and collaboration, while fostering open communication, together our students will achieve more!

Special Education Resources


Services Include:

  • Occupational and Physical Therapy Services
  • Parent Mentor Services
  • Preschool Special Education Consortium Classes
  • School Age Special Education Consortium Classes
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychology Services
  • Speech, Audiology & Vision Services

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