Special Education

The MVESC Special Education Division is committed to providing our member districts with high quality, cost-effective programs. We offer direct-service programs that are tailored to the needs of individual districts through cooperative programs and/or collaborative agreements.

The Multiple Disabilities Program staff of 35 serves approximately 90 children from East Muskingum, Franklin, Maysville, Tri-Valley and West Muskingum Local School Districts and Zanesville City Schools. The full continuum of programming K-12 is housed at Tri-Valley and East Muskingum Local School Districts.

The MVESC Special Education Division provides the related services required to appropriately serve children with low-incidence disabilities. Some of these services include occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, assistive technology and nursing.

Through collaboration and consultation, we provide a unique way to share the resources of schools, community agencies and families to ensure that children with disabilities receive a free and appropriate education (FAPE).

Child Find

A Search for All Children with Disabilities


Your school district is interested in locating, identifying and evaluating children suspected of having a disability. If you have or know of a child who may have a disability, contact your local school district for more information.

Who are the children suspected of having a disability?

  • A child appearing to exhibit a developmental delay;
  • A child with a suspected deficit in one or more of the developmental areas:
    • communication;
    • vision;
    • hearing;
    • motor skills;
  • A child who may be known to have, or appear to have, any of the following:
    • autism;
    • hearing impairment, including deafness;
    • mental retardation;
    • multiple disabilities;
    • orthopedic impairment;
    • other health impairment;
    • emotional disturbance;
    • specific learning disabilities;
    • speech or language impairment;
    • traumatic brain injury;
    • visual impairment, including blindness.