Special Needs

The State of Ohio offers students with an Individual Education Program (IEP) an opportunity to attend a participating private school with one of two special needs scholarships.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship

The Jon Peterson Special Needs (JPSN) Scholarship Program awards scholarships to students who are eligible to attend kindergarten through 12th grade and have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) from their district.

The amount of each scholarship will be based on the primary disability condition identified on the student’s Evaluation Team Report (ETR) and will not exceed $27,000. Students must be enrolled in the scholarship program for the entire program year to receive the full scholarship amount.

Autism Scholarship Program

The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) provides parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program other than the one operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child’s individualized education program (IEP).

Any student who has been identified by their district as a child with autism qualifies for the Autism Scholarship program.

The student must have a current IEP from the district of residence that is finalized and all parties, including the parent, must be in agreement with the IEP.

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