State Initiative to Support Learning for Students with Disabilities

State Initiative to Support Learning for Students with Disabilities

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced last week that the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has partnered with DeWine’s Children’s Initiative to provide financial support to families who may need supplemental assistance outside of what is provided by their child’s Individualized Education Programs (IEP).

Starting on Monday, eligible families can apply for up to $1,500 in grant funding to cover costs of tutoring and other needed supports,” wrote DeWine on Twitter (@GovMikeDeWine) on October 29. 

According the state’s press release, Learning Aid Ohio was created to connect tutors, aides, or in-home providers who can offer distance learning support for students with disabilities on IEPs. The primary goal of Learning Aid Ohio is to provide opportunities for meaningful educational experiences for students on IEPs who are learning full-time on a digital platform.

The Learning Aid Ohio program’s financial assistance opportunity can provide $1,500 per family, per quarter (15 weeks) for in-person assistance or tutoring during distance learning.

To qualify for the aid, you must be an Ohio resident who is experiencing financial hardship. Your child must be learning full-time remotely and on an IEP during the 2020-21 school year.

For more information and applications, visit

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