Ohio bill could provide more resources for kids with disabilities to succeed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new bill introduced in the Ohio Senate could provide more resources to help students with developmental disabilities, their families and educators.

Of the more than 1.5 million public school students in the state, about 250,000 are identified as learners with disabilities, state data showed. That’s about 15% of students in K-12.

A developmental delay is a special education eligibility condition assigned when children are slower at reaching milestones in physical, cognitive, social or emotional, communication or adaptive development, according to Ohio law.

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