Welcome to Student Services
The Lorain City School District serves students with special needs from age 3 to age 21 as required by federal law. Lorain City Schools offers specialized services under IDEA and state laws for students with disabilities in the areas of Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Hearing Impairments, Visual Impairments, Speech and Language Disorders, Multiple Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, and Other Health Impairments. Students eligible for services participate in the least restrictive environment possible, and are included in the regular classroom with their typical peers as determined by their Individualized Education Program designed to meet their unique educational needs.An Individual Educational Plan is developed for each special needs student. Parents meet with appropriate Lorain City Schools’ staff to determine annual educational goals and an educational plan, including necessary accommodations and services. Services can include speech and language services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, behavior modification, special instruction through intervention specialists and other specialized services designed to ensure that each child's educational needs are met.
Executive Director of Student Services(440) 830-4041 (Admin Bldg)Special Education SupervisorToni Morrison, Admiral King, Washington, Frank Jacinto, Hawthorne, General Johnnie Wilson, Longfellow Middle, Murray Ridge(440) 830-4130 (Frank Jacinto)Special Education SupervisorLorain High School, Success Academy(440) 233-2200 (Lorain High)Special Education SupervisorSpectrum (Elementary), nonpublics, Palm, Admiral King, Helen Steiner Rice, Stevan Dohanos, Garfield(440) 830-4190 (Stevan Dohanos)Special Education SupervisorLarkmoor, Hawthorne, Longfellow Middle School, Spectrum (Middle/High), SVMS, PEP, Education Alternatives(440) 288-1002 (Longfellow Middle)English Language Learner Supervisor-District Wide(440) 830-4130 (Frank Jacinto)Gifted SupervisorDistrict-wide(440) 830-4220 (Longfellow Middle)Student Services Executive SecretaryIEP information, IEP Anywhere, confidential files(440) 830-4043 (Admin Bldg)Student Services SupportSchool Psychologists(440) 830-4044 (Admin Bldg)Student Services Assistant - BilingualSpanish/English translation support (verbal and written), EL data collection, filing confidential records, registration/front desk(440) 830-4280 (Southview)REGISTRATION:SOES/Registration CoordinatorSchool Options Enrollment System(440) 830-4046 (Admin Bldg)RegistrarRegistration