Special Services

Student Services

1419 Grace St. 
Mansfield, OH
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Student Services Director
Mr. Eric Turlo | [email protected] | Ext. 65041

PreK Coordinator
Mrs. Jennifer Eckenwiler | [email protected]
Located at Madison South  419-522-4319  Ext. 65414

Student Services Secretary
Mrs. Heather Rickert | [email protected] | Ext. 65040

School Psychologists
Mr. Nathan Whitman | [email protected] | Ext.65042
Mrs. Christen Hutchison |[email protected] | Ext. 65043   

School Psychologist Assistant
Mrs. Lisa Jackson |[email protected]

Current Events

Greetings from the Director

Welcome to the Student Services Website!
We are located in the Madison Middle School back offices. The Madison Local School District Student Services goal is to provide a continuum of services addressing the unique needs of students with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA).  We at Madison believe that each child is capable of learning, and we provide a Free and Appropriate Education (FAPE) to all students ages 3 to 21 with disabilities who reside in our district.  We value the close collaboration between parents and staff members to design individualized educational programs that maximize each student's success. We commit ourselves to the implementation of research-based strategies are shown to work best for students with exceptional needs.
Please feel free to contact us anytime. 
Your feedback is essential and I look forward to communicating with you.

Eric Turlo


Child Find

The Madison Local School District is committed to the location, identification and provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 22. Referrals can be initiated by anyone with knowledge of the child who suspects a disability. Please contact Eric Turlo, Student Services Director, at 419-589-9549, with any questions, concerns, or names for Child Find referral within the Madison Local School District.

Students with Disabilities Served

  • Preschool Age Children (ages 3-5)
  • School Age (ages 6-22), with identified disability
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness (Hearing Impairment)
  • Visual Impairment
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Emotional Disturbance (SBH)
  • Cognitive Disabilities
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Other Health Impairment

Continuum of Special Education Services

The Madison Local School District works to meet the individual needs of children with disabilities by offering the full continuum of options allowed by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.I.A.) and the Ohio Department of Education. Ohio is required to establish procedures to assure “to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities are educated with children who are not disabled.” The Madison Local School District has the entire continuum of environments in the Junior High and High School, but some of our elementary programs are only currently available in specific buildings.
The needs of identified students within the school system are met in the least restrictive environment through the Individualized Education Plan. Each building has an Intervention Assistance Team that meets regularly to discuss the progress of students.
  • Inclusion/Collaboration/Consultative Services-Regular Education Classes
  • Inclusion (or Co Teaching) services focus on special educators and general educators working together to best meet the needs of students with disabilities as well as children who may be “at risk”.
  • Tutoring Services/Small Group-Regular Education Classes - This service provides students with disabilities with support that helps to increase their opportunity to benefit from regular class placement. This is supplemental instruction which focuses on assisting students in becoming independent in the “process” of learning through the use of compensatory strategies, intervention support, and study/organizational techniques.
  • Resource Room - The Resource Room serves children whose disabilities require a special education program. It offers a modified curriculum that provides a student with a disability with personalized option not offered in the general education program.
  • Home Instruction - Our office can make this program available for any district students who are unable to attend a regular or special program due to medical issues.

Related Services

Related Services are services needed by a child with a disability in order to benefit from Special Education, including:
  • Aide Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Interpreting Services (through Co-op with Mansfield City)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Vision/Orientation & Mobility
  • Physical Therapy
  • Educational Psychological Services
  • Speech/Language Pathology Services
  • Parent Counseling (through outside agencies)
  • Counseling
  • Special Transportation
  • Student Mental Health Services (through outside agencies)
  • Behavioral Services  


Resources for Parents

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