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Update on the Availability of Millwood Group Services

Since the Covid caused interruption in schooling in 2020, there has been a significant decline in requests from parents for assistance with special education related issues. This has been the focal point of our services since 2013, when Millwood Group LLC was initiated. This decrease in requests for assistance is due in part to the significant, across the board learning shortcomings almost all students experienced during Covid school shutdowns.  Subsequently, almost all schools robustly responded. Schools increased progress monitoring of all students and then implemented multi-tier intervention as warranted. Consequently, most struggling students have received timely, targeted intervention. In those cases where the intervention did not bring about hoped for improvement, there has been much less resistance to parent requests for special education evaluations. 


A second reason for a decrease in requests for assistance by parents of primary school age children is simply that much more screening and intervention for reading in the primary grades is now being done by Ohio school districts. There has been fuller implementation of the screening and required intervention under the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Additionally, all school districts were required to implement even more screening, and intervention if warranted, under the Ohio Dyslexia Law, that became effective with the beginning of the 2023-24 school year.   Consequently, children in most school districts who lag behind in reading in grades K through 3 are now receiving appropriate intervention and, where needed, are being referred for IDEA evaluations.  


As a result of the above, the Millwood Group services that are available to parents have been adjusted. Following are the new parameters for our services:

 

- Assistance will be provided for parents who are new to the Millwood Group only in those situations in which it is determined that there is an extreme need and for which assistance cannot otherwise be obtained. Only limited, no-charge, phone consultation will be available.

 

- Follow-up assistance for former clients will continue to be available.  However, services for former clients will be limited to the no-charge phone support that has always been available to clients.


- Other services that were provided in the past including but not limited to in-person and remote participation at meetings, detailed analysis of ETRs, IEPs, 504 Plans, and other documents, drafting letters, complaints, etc., are no longer available


The effective date for the above changes is January 1, 2023. Please contact us if your situation meets the above parameters or if you wish more information.



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