Special Education


Huron City School District is dedicated to the education of all students. Our commitment to excellence is enhanced through our work in individualizing the educational experiences to meet the needs of students identified with disabilities. We believe that with partnership and dedication, collaborative efforts between teachers, administration, families, and students will yield results that maximize potential. Continually developing a culture of equity, we work to maintain a supportive, culturally responsive, and inclusive school environment for diverse groups of learners. 

What is Special Education?
Special education is specially designed instruction, support, and services provided to students with an identified disability, requiring individually designed instructional programs to meet their unique learning needs. The purpose of special education is to support student development and success by providing Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Local school districts are required by federal and state laws to find children who may need special education services and related services (Child Find) and then to provide those services free of charge (Free Appropriate Public Education). Child Find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. 

What is a disability?

For children ages birth to 3 – A physical or mental condition that may result in a developmental delay

Please contact Becki Walter at Erie County’s Help Me Grow 1-419-502-4139 or by email at [email protected]

For children ages 3 through 5 – A documented deficit in one or more of the following developmental areas: communication, vision, hearing, motor skills, social-emotional/behavioral functioning, self-help skills, and/or cognitive skills

For children ages 5 through 21 – Identification of one or more of the following conditions: multiple disabilities, deaf-blindness, deafness (hearing impairment), visual impairment, speech or language impairment, orthopedic impairment, emotional disturbance, cognitive disability, specific learning disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, other health impairment (Major or Minor).


Families of Students with Disabilities 

Section 504 Information

Whose IDEA

Ohio Department of Education Students with Disabilities

State Support Team Region 2 (Lorain, Erie & Huron Counties)

Homeless information

Vision Notification

Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarship Programs

Ohio Department of Education Notice of Class Action Settlement

United Way 2-1-1 is a free, confidential and anonymous, non-emergency information and referral service that connects Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Erie, and Hancock County residents to the health and human services they need. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week as well as during disasters. Available by telephone and online, 2-1-1 provides callers and web visitors with detailed information on community resources for help and assistance in a range of areas.

Home Education Information

Luanne Maschari

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent

(419) 433-1234, ext 5000, [email protected]  

Click the following link to access the Home Education Form and complete it online.  Forms must be returned to the Huron Board of Education (712 Cleveland Rd. East, Huron, OH 44839) or by email to [email protected].us

Counseling Services and/or Private Psychologist (Huron City Schools offers these names as a resource – not necessarily as an endorsement)

Dayna Vilk
Coordinator of Special Education
(419) 433-1234, ext. 5012
Amy Shafer
Administrative Assistant
(419) 433-1234, ext. 5005
Ericka Johns
School Psychologist
(419) 433-1234, ext. 3094
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