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Grant County Pre-ETS Workshop Goal Setting OVEC ECS staff partnering with Louisville Writing Project to provide professional learning to Bullitt County co-teaching teams Progress Monitoring Training Structured Literacy Professional Learning for Elementary and Middle School Teachers in Gallatin County Gallatin County Elementary and Middle School Teachers participating in Structured Literacy Professional Learning Participants working the “Cube Problem” during Mathematical Thinking for All Case Study presentations by participants during Student Directed IEP training ARC Chairperson training at Franklin County Beth Gurney with U of L CEHD, presenting on Literacy for students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities at the MSD Summer Cadre Participants analyzing student data during Weathering the Storm of Challenging Behavior Pre-ETS Summer Camp with Carroll and Gallatin Counties North Oldham HS Pre-ETS Lesson on Appropriate and Inappropriate Dress Carroll County students working on their positive personal profile Stella Beard, consultant with KY-SPIN, discusses career readiness with students during a recent OVEC-sponsored Transition Fair Grant County high school students spruce up the school’s outdoor classroom as a part of a Pre-ETS summer camp service project
Franklin County high school students and staff learn about horticulture as a part of a Pre-ETS summer camp Moderate to Severe Disabilities teachers collaborating and planning literacy lessons for Middle and High School students at the MSD Summer Institute ARC Chair Training Co-Teaching Training Participants Reviewing Roles and Responsibilities at Hearn Elementary Spencer County Learning Summit IEP Follow Up Co-Teaching Training at Peaks Mill - Roles and Responsibilities Middle and High School ARC Chairs from Franklin County Mike Miller, Family Field Training Coordinator with the Kentucky Autism Training Center, presenting at the MSD Summer Cadre

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Exceptional Children Services (ECS) and District Services Support share a vision with a common focus and message. This common focus uses an integrated approach to service delivery with purposeful attention to serving ALL students regardless of their classification. OVEC’s ECS program strives to provide effective leadership and deliver specialized training and supports in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, local school districts, institutes of higher education, and other service providers to help support improved educational outcomes for students with disabilities.

ECS works closely with KDE and the OVEC districts to support their efforts to enhance achievement for students receiving special education services.In addition, ECS consultants provide technical assistance to our districts regarding meeting the federal and state regulatory requirements for serving students with disabilities.


Some of the areas ECS provides training, coaching, and support to our districts include:

  • Academics (literacy and mathematics, evidence-based strategies)
  • Behavior (school-wide positive behavior supports, classroom behavior management, functional behavior analysis)
  • Low Incidence Disabilities (moderate-severe, alternate assessment)
  • Individual Education Program (IEP)
  • Post-Secondary Transition for students with disabilities
  • Co-Teaching strategies
  • Progress monitoring and data collection 



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