Ontario Local Schools

Special Education

Ontario Local Schools mission in Special Education:

  • To prepare each student to be a productive member of our society by providing specialized instruction and promoting independence by accommodating different learning styles and abilities

  • To create a positive learning environment for all students

  • To promote student achievement and growth based on specifically identified needs 

  • To provide paths for students to reach their fullest potential and achieve success

Child Find

Ontario Local Schools in cooperation with other public agencies seeks to ensure that all children with disabilities residing within the district and who are in need of special education or related services are identified, located, and evaluated as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.Free assessment is available to help determine whether a need for special education exists.

If you believe you know of a child within our district who may have a disabling condition please contact us.

Our Team

Karling Ward

Special Education Supervisor 

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Stacy Crawford

PreK Special Education Coordinator 

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Ally Morrison

School Psychologist

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Lindsay Cardwell

School Psychologist Assistant

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Emily Bogner

Speech Language Pathologist

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Wendi Ruhe

Speech Language Pathologist 

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Amy Miller

Occupational Therapist

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Rachel Knell

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

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Jamie Christie

Physical Therapist 

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Wendy Conti

Physical Therapist Assistant

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Resources for Parents:

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