Student Advocacy & Support Services
The role of the Student Advocacy and Support Services (SASS) Department is to support Lawrence School students and families during public school processes related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (state and federal special education law).
Our SASS Department assists families with the Ohio Department of Education’s non-public special needs scholarship programs (Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarship) and is Lawrence’s liaisons with public school systems.
- We partner with Lawrence families in maintaining Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), Multi-Factored Evaluations (MFEs), Evaluation Team Reports (ETRs) and IEP progress reports, and coordinate the state of Ohio’s mandated testing requirements for the school.
- We prepare documents to share with public school districts so that the needs of students in Lawrence’s unique learning environment can be communicated.
- We attend meetings with parents, advocate for student needs and translate the public school processes and system so that our families can benefit from non-public opportunities.