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Information for Professionals

Lawrence is the school of choice for students who learn differently and the Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences is an exceptional resource for families, professionals, and organizations throughout the region.

Lawrence School and the Schafer Center offer a variety of opportunities to connect with fellow professionals.

Professional Development

The Schafer Center regularly invites area professionals to Lawrence School for professional development events featuring Lawrence School faculty/staff or regional and national experts. 

If you’d like to be notified of upcoming opportunities, we encourage you to join our mailing list.

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Our staff is also available to provide workshops and presentations on specific topics, including instructional strategies and use of assistive technology, for school districts and organizations. Please contact us for more information.

The Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences is proud to be an Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Approved Provider.


Private Tours for Professionals

We’d love to show you around! Lawrence School and the Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences have extensive experience serving and supporting students who learn differently and their families. Interested professionals are welcome to learn more about our services and/or arrange for a private tour. Call 440.832.7850 or email to schedule.


Referral System

Lawrence School and the Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences welcome referrals and questions from professionals. In turn, we are grateful to be able to provide our families with valuable referrals and resources when needed. 

All consultations and referrals are confidential and nameless, unless the family authorizes release of information.

Referring to the Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences

The Schafer Center is equipped to offer a range of services to individuals and families, including evaluations, consultations, and academic support services. Our services are designed to address the following concerns:

  • learning disabilities, such as: dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and more
  • slow processing
  • poor working memory
  • ADHD
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • executive functioning disorders

Please note that services offered through the Ethan D. Schafer Center for Learning Differences are solely private pay. We do not work with insurance companies or school districts to cover costs. Call 440.832.7850 or email us for more information.

Become a Referral

If you wish to be included as a potential resource for our families, please help us update our referral list by contacting us.

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