1885 Lake Avenue
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: (440) 324-5777 Fax: (440) 324-7355
Special Education
The Special Education Department of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County offers programs and services to all school districts throughout Lorain County. These programs and services support districts, whether directly or indirectly, to meet the changing needs of their students with disabilities.
The special education staff includes supervisors, psychologists, teachers, therapists, transition coordinators and paraprofessionals who provide educational services tailored to match district requests. The Special Education Program tailors the services requested to meet school district needs as to the extent of services required and amount of time a school district may need.

Child Find
Child Find is a search for all children with disabilities. Local School District are required to locate, identify, and evaluate children within its boundaries suspected of having a disability.
Who are children suspected of having a disability?
• A child appearing to exhibit a developmental delay;
• A child with a suspected deficit in one or more of the developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, motor skills;
• A child who may be known to have or appear to have any of the following: autism; hearing impairment, including deafness; mental retardation; multiple disabilities; orthopedic impairment; other health impairment; emotional disturbance; specific learning disabilities; speech or language impairment; traumatic brain injury; visual impairment, including blindness.
If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, please contact your local school district.

HQT Offerings

If you have students who are taking OAA/OGT/PARCC, there is an option for you to take online HQT courses through another ESC.
If you would prefer a classroom setting, the ESC of Lorain County will develop a 45 hour face to face course that mayrequire attendance on Saturdays and after school. The cost of 5 days of face to face training will be approx. $500 (minimum attendance of at least 10 people required). Graduate credit is optional and is available for $175 per semester hour (for up to 3 hours).

Director of Special Education Services
1885 Lake Ave., Elyria
440.324.5777 ext. 1155