School Age Programs

The Preble County Board of DD is proud of the relationship it has with local school districts.

School districts are responsible for providing services to children of school-age (ages 3-22) students. The educational services that are provided to children with a disability are outlined in the Individual Education Plan or IEP.  The Preble County Board of DD is available upon family request to work with the child's IEP team. The role of the DD board is to provide support, service coordination, linkage and referral for services the child and their family may need outside of their educational experience. For more information please contact the Children's SSA at (937) 456-5891.

OCECD

The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio, educators and agencies who provide services to them. OCECD works through the coalition efforts of over 40 parent and professional disability organizations and over 70 individual members which comprise the Coalition. OCECD has also been funded since 1984 to serve as the Parent Training and Information Center (PTI) for the state of Ohio from the federal government, U.S. Dept of Education, Office for Special Education Programs.

Established in 1972, currently employing 28 staff in 15 offices who are primarily parents or family members of children or adults with disabilities or persons with disabilities, the Coalition's mission is to ensure that every Ohio child with special needs receives a free, appropriate, public education in the least restrictive environment to enable that child to reach his/her highest potential. Throughout Ohio, the Coalition’s services reach families of children and youth, birth through 26 years of age, with all disabilities.

OCECD’s programs help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children in all educational settings. In addition, youth are assisted to advocate for themselves. Through knowledge about laws, resources, rights and responsibilities, families are better able to work with agencies to ensure that appropriate services are received for the benefit of their sons and daughters. To the right are links to OCECD's Executive Committee, Governing Board Member Organizations, Constitution, Bylaws, Regional Map, Annual and Financial Reports.

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities

 

Summer Camps

It's never too early to sign up for a camp. Actually, it is encouraged as many camps fill up quickly. Below is a list of websites of camps for individuals with disabilities. (PCBDD does not promote one camp over another. We encourage you to contact all camps prior to making any decisions to see which one may best suit your loved one.)

ASD Camp

Camp Echoing Hills 

Ohio Day at the Range 

PVM Camp and Conference Center

Recreation Unlimited

Stepping Stones Center

4H Ohio Special Needs Camp: 740-289-7006