Special Education

The Lake County Educational Service Center (LCESC) offers a variety of program options for students who reside in Lake County. Districts with students who require very specialized programming to meet their individual needs may find it difficult to provide the variety of services necessary to meet a variety of needs. Districts may need to provide those services in a collaborative and consortium model. The LCESC is able to provide effective programming in a cost effective manner, as well as, support the individual districts in providing programs within their own schools. All programming is designed with the Least Restrictive Environment in mind. Students are provided support and services at their individual level of need to allow them to remain as close to the regular education setting as possible. The LCESC is committed to assisting districts to provide Free and Appropriate Public Education to the students in their districts. The LCESC approaches planning by using the Lake County Leadership Cycle. The appropriate stakeholders are convened to identify needs and goals. The team collaborates to maximize resources for the identified common goal. The team remains together to create a new product, service options or programs. The process has proven to result in success!

The LCESC staff is available to assist your district's team to utilize the Lake County Leadership Model for change in your district. Special education programs available to students in and around the area are:

  • Crossroads PHP Program 8445 Munson Road, Mentor
  • Extended School Year (ESY) Programming
  • Kennedy Academy SAIL 34050 Glen Drive, Eastlake
  • Lake County Transition To Work: Community Employment Training, 36000 Euclid Avenue, Willoughby, Supported Employment Training, 503 Vegas Drive, Eastlake
  • LEAD Programs: Lake Erie College,150 Gillette Street, Room D11, Painesville, Lake County Collaborative, 503 Vegas Drive, Eastlake
Special Education News
Project SEARCH at Lakeland Community College
Video of Project SEARCH at Lakeland is available on YouTube
The Shoppe in the City on FOX 8!!
09/07/2016, The Shoppe in the City was featured on the New Day Cleveland TV show on Fox 8!
Click here to view: The Shop in the City Clip
A Collaborative Partnership to Help Students Succeed
The Chrysalis Adventure has been a collaborative partner with the Lake County Educational Service L.E.A.D. Program for the past four years. The services provided help students put into practice classroom lessons such as respect, communication, commitment, decision-making and focus. To learn more about the program and share a family’s positive experience click here. 
Contact Information
Julie O’Neil
Director, Special Education
Office Phone: (440) 350-2563 x 746
Leah Bartlett
Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: (440) 350-2563 x 745

Special Education Program Options
Review this Hierarchy to see all Special Education Program options of the Lake County Educational Service Center.
Lake County Educational Service Center

8221 Auburn Road, Concord Township, Ohio 44077
Phone: 440.350.2563
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