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Special Services

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Special education and related services are provided to children with disabilities who are eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Merritt School District follows the federal guidelines of providing a variety of services and placement continuum options.  Services are provided to students for a variety of needs.  All types of services and placement settings are determined by the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team with input from you the parent and if possible your child.  Working together as a team (parents and school personnel), we challenge each student based on their individual levels of functioning and performance to be successful in our school, home, and community.

Suspecting your child may have a disability can be an anxious time for you and your family.  Please review our Child Find information to assist you in obtaining help for a free evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for special education and related services.

If you are moving to Merritt Public School District and your child is already on an IEP, please contact Stephanie Herren, Director of Special Services or any building principal for assistance.  We are excited that you have selected Merritt as the community in which you will raise your family.  We want to make the move to our district as smooth as possible for your child.

Thank you,

Stephanie Herren, Director of Special Services

Please click on the links below for more information:

Parent Rights in Special Education:  Notice of Procedural Safeguards
http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/SpecEd-ParentsRights-Eng.pdf

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
http://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/ferpa.pdf

Child Find
http://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/cordell_child_find_notice.pdf

Confidential Records
http://s3amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/confidential_records_location_14_15.pdf

Oklahoma Parents Center Survey
http://oklahomaparentscenter.org/

U.S. Department of Ed – IDEA
http://idea.ed.gov/

Linsey Nicole Henry Scholarship
http://sde.ok.gov/sde/lindsey-nicole-henry-lnh-scholarship-program-children-disabilities

U.S. Department of Education
http://www.ed.gov

Learning Disabilities Online
http://www.Idonline.org/

American Speech Language Hearing Association
http://www.asha.org/default.htm

Effective Educational Advocacy
http://www.norman.k12.ok.us/assets/files/Effective_Educational_Advocacy.pdf

OKDHS
http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/dd/docs/areacontactinfo.htm

Special Olympics Oklahoma
http://www.sook.org/

Department of Rehabilitation Services
http://www.okrehab.org/drupal/students/home

Oklahoma State Department of Education
http://www.ok.gov/sde/special-education

National Association of Psychologists
http://www.naspcenter.org/

Autism Speaks
http://www.autismspeaks.org/?utm_source=autismspeaks.org&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=primarymenu

Disability and Special Education Acronyms
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/acronyms/

Health Care Authority
http://www.okhca.org/individuals.aspx?id=8145

Autism Oklahoma
http://www.autismoklahoma.org/

Neil-Wint Center for Neuodiversity at USAO Program Information
https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/usao_neill-wint_center_for_neurodiversity.docx

Admissions Criteria
https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/admissions_criteria.docx

Application Form
https://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/neill-wint_center_for_neurodiversity_application_form.docx

Surrogate Parents:  Parent Rights in Special Education:  Notice of Procedural Safeguards
http://ok.gov/sde/sites/ok.gov.sde/files/SpecEd-ParentsRights-Eng.pdf

Surrogate Training PowerPoint
http://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/surrogate_parent_training.pdf

Surrogate Training Verification Form
http://s3.amazonaws.com/scschoolfiles/570/form_10_surrogate_training_verification.pdf