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Who We Are

Our goal is to bring parents, educators, students and community professionals together to better serve the needs of our children.  O.P.E.N. hopes to reach all families, especially whose children (from preschool to high school) have special needs and learning or attention differences, including: 

  • ADD / ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory and language processing disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developmental Delays
  • Dyslexia
  • Dysgraphia
  • Emotional / mental health issues
  • Physical / medical issues
  • Any many more... 

Our hope is to provide guidance and support to caregivers, children, educators and the community through sharing information and resources, holding monthly meetings on important topics, encouraging programming that enhances the school environment, collaborating with educators and increasing awareness in school and beyond.  Anyone is welcome to attend 0.P.E.N. meetings or social events, whether your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan, or those just curious to learn and network with others.

What We Stand For
  • We are a parent driven group with a goal to support, educate and provide networking opportunities and resources for all
  • We seek to maintain a strong relationship and open communication with the Special Education Administration and Staff
  • Celebrate our children's differences and garner the support they need from the Orange School Community and beyond
  • Create a community within a community

What We Do 
  • Provide support and networking for parents 
  • Educate parents, teachers and the community on important issues through educational speakers and programming
  • Serve as a liason between parents and school to encourage communication and collaboration
  • Provide IEP / 504 support
  • Offer playgroups and social opportunities for families
  • Promote programming to enhance children's experience at school and beyond

    Please contact for more information



Book List for Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Special Needs and Learning Differences

Created by Maryanne B. Haller, MLIS - Children's Supervisor, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Orange Branch

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Morgan Willoughby
Kim Cohen