Providing Quality Services & Programs for Diverse Learners
The Department of Student Services believes that all students can learn and contribute meaningfully to their community through services designed to support enjoyment of the learning process, promote life long learning and equip students with the tools to meet the challenges of a changing society. As a collaborative team, we are responsive in meeting the educational, physical, communication, social, emotional, daily living and transition needs of diverse learners who benefit from specialized instructional opportunities.
We provide education, therapy, consultation, assistive technology, family support and supervisory services to meet the needs of students with disabilities and students who are “at risk” of school failure. Highly skilled and licensed professionals facilitate and lead the development of innovative, research based and learner centered practices through efficient and effective partnerships with families, schools and communities.
The Mahoning County Educational Service Center contracts with the eleven local and two small city districts in Mahoning County to offer direct Special Education Programming to students with Multiple Disabilities and Emotional Disturbance. In addition, related services (Psychology, Speech-Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Itinerant service to the Visually Impaired and Hearing Impaired and Transition/Work Study), and services to intervene with students ‘at risk’ of school failure are provided through several options that are made available through contracts with the districts mentioned above as well as Youngstown City, Columbiana Village, and several area community schools. Contracts are available to any district requesting these services.