Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

165 West Center Street Suite 302
Marion, OH 43302 
Tel: (800) 374-2806
Fax: (740) 383-6421
Email: ocecd@ocecd.net
Website: http://www.ocecd.org
Alliance Group: Education, Mentoring & Youth 
Type: Community Organization 
Region: Central 

Mission Statement:
The mission of the Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities is to endorse and promote efforts to provide appropriate quality education for children and youth with disabilities. We do so in the belief that all children have a right to a meaningful and relevant education. This belief affirms the dignity of each child or youth with disabilities, whose needs are unique and whose needs must be met equally and appropriately. 

Description of Services:
OCECD's experienced staff, many of whom have children or other families members with disabilities, are available to assist individuals or groups with important services, including:
Public policy and school reform
Early intervention for infants and preschooler
Family support systems
Special Education
Community based services
Information, referral and networking services
Transition from high school to employment/collage in the community
Resources for professionals
Teamwork between persons with disabilities, their families and service providers
One-one consultation
group presentations and training sessions
Published materials, including a bi-monthly newsletter
Have a page of “Multicultural Resources” with web pages in Spanish.


OLANet Admin Contact: 
First Name: Lee Ann
Last Name: Derugen
Title: Co-Director
Phone: (800) 374-2806
Email: leeannd@ocecd.org

Program/Public Contact: 
First Name: Iliana
Last Name: Martinez
Title: Latino Community Families Information Specialist/Trainer

Phone: (800) 374-2806
Organization President/CEO: 
First Name: Margaret
Last Name: Burley
Title: Executive Director
Phone: (800) 374-2806
Email: margaretb@ocecd.org