Having Open Play for Everyone

Please email Jessie and Ann (rrecptafamilyresources@gmail.com). if you have questions or are interested in joining our committee. Our main focus will be working with the party committees to help make them more inclusive. Kids with disabilities are often excluded from play. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment where kids of all abilities can play together. This is a fun committee with a low commitment level to talk about creative ways to meet our mission. This is a great way to introduce all of our kids to see the world from a different perspective. 

Questions? Please feel free to contact: rrecptafamilyresources@gmail.com.

Community Resources

Understood.org: The 13 Conditions Covered under IDEA
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires schools to provide special education and related services to eligible students. But not every child with learning or attention issues qualifies. To be covered, a child’s school performance must be “adversely affected” by one of the 13 conditions. 

Connecting for Kids
Connecting for Kids is a nonprofit with a mission to provide education and support to families with concerns about their child. We serve families in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties with children younger than 13 years of age. 

Cuyahoga County Bright Beginnings and Ohio Department of Health Help Me Grow
If you are a pregnant mother or have a child under the age of three and live in Cuyahoga County, you can sign up for services by calling us at (216) 698-7500. In Cuyahoga County, there are two home visiting programs:

  • Help Me Grow Home Visiting is supported by the Ohio Department of Health, and

  • Bright Beginnings is supported by the Cuyahoga County Office of Early Education / Invest in Children and Family and Children First Council.

IEP Information: A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education
This guide can help you understand your rights and your child’s rights according to IDEA and the Ohio Operating Standards. It also gives you information and resources to help you understand your child’s special education supports and services.

Rocky River City School District: Pupil Services
The Pupil Services Department encompasses the various supports that are provided to students. The Office of Pupil Services coordinates district-wide identification and intervention efforts including compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.