The Madison Local School District is in the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities, from birth to age 21, residing in the District, including children with disabilities who are homeless or are wards of the state, and children with disabilities attending non-public schools within the boundaries of the District. These children may be entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), including special education and related aids and services, pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
Children eligible for FAPE under the IDEA are those with disabilities such as Autism, Multiple Disabilities, Deaf-Blindness, Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Speech or Language Impairment, Orthopedic Impairment, Emotional Disturbance, Traumatic Brain Injury, Specific Learning Disability, Cognitive Disability, or Other Health Impairment and who, because of such disabilities, need special education and related aids and services. Children eligible for FAPE under Section 504 include children who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
If you know of a child who may have a disability or a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you would simply like additional information, please contact Madison Schools Pupil Services Director Jen Catanese-Grimes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440-428-9320.