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Student Services

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Child Find Policy

Youngstown Preparatory Academy (YPA)  is assisting the State of Ohio in identifying, locating, and evaluating all children who may have disabilities that may be hindering their ability to receive Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). YPA is committed to affording all children their right to a free and appropriate education, regardless of any disability a child may have.


YPA aims to identify disabilities such as autism, deaf-blindness, hearing impairment, including deafness, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and/or visual impairment including blindness.


YPA encourages parents, guardians, relatives, public and private agency employees, and concerned citizens to help schools find any child, birth through age 21, who may have a disability and need special education and related services. YPA will contact the parents or guardians of the child to find out if the child needs to be evaluated. Free testing is available to families to determine whether or not a special need exists. If a need is identified, the child can begin receiving special education and related services.


Please contact the Director of Student Services , Child Find Contact for

Youngstown Preparatory Academy, if you know any children who may have a disability 330-402-1372

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