Special Education Scholarships

Learn about scholarship opportunities for Ohio families.


STATE OF OHIO INCREASES THE AUTISM SCHOLARSHIP!

-July 7, 2021

Along with others, North Coast Tutoring Services, and families have been advocating for an increase in scholarship funding for the last several years. We know the positive impact this will have for Ohio students and providers. Governor DeWine signed an amendment into law last evening increasing the Autism Scholarship amount to $31,500 for FY22 and $32,455 for FY23. These increases are effective for scholarship fiscal years beginning July 1, 2021 and July 1, 2022, respectively. We are grateful for the support of all the members of the House, Senate, Conference Committee, and especially, State Senator Bob Peterson, and Governor DeWine for making the Autism Scholarship a priority.

As of July 1, 2021, all Autism Scholarship awards are now $31,500 per year per child. As of July 1, 2022, all Autism Scholarship awards will be $32,455 per year per child.

Please call or email us to schedule a time to discuss the ways you can better utilize your child’s additional scholarship funds.

*Scholarship amounts are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Ohio Department of Education. Check the ODE website for the most accurate scholarship amounts.

North Coast Tutoring Services is attentive and knowledgeable about our students’ specific learning differences. Because of our specialized training, North Coast Tutoring Services is an approved education service provider for both the Autism Scholarship Program and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program. From our highly-skilled master tutors to our unique, multi-sensory reading and math curriculum, everyone at North Coast Tutoring Services takes great pride in what we offer individuals with learning disabilities. For more than 30 years, we’ve tutored students of all ages, with varying needs, including autism, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, developmental delays and other types of learning disabilities.

Autism Scholarship Program

The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) grants qualified applicants up to $27,000 annually for services outlined in their IEP. Parents have the choice to send their child to a special education program other than their school district, such as North Coast Tutoring Services, with this scholarship’s funding. We work one-on-one with our students and their Individual Education Plan (IEP). Our Autism Scholarship students fall into two categories:

  • Behavioral (lower functioning or younger children)
  • Academic (students ready to take on academic subjects like math, reading, writing and much more). Our directors meet with our Academic families to develop customized curriculum.
    • By working together with an affiliate, we are able to help our clients qualify for high school diplomas. The program requires enrollment fees (very reasonable) and development of a customized education plan with North Coast Tutoring Services staff.

Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program

The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship Program (JPSN) provides funds for eligible K-12th grade students who have an IEP from his/her school district. North Coast Tutoring Services can help families navigate the application process and match their students with a specially trained tutor. North Coast Tutoring Services has been an approved provider since the scholarship’s inception. Now, this scholarship can benefit your child for up to $27,000 per year. We offer two types of academic programs for our Jon Peterson Scholarship clients:

  • Academic support (Child is attending a private or parochial school)
  • Home-based complete academic program (Child is home schooled but receiving a scholarship)
    • By working together with an affiliate, we are able to help our clients qualify for high school diplomas. The program requires enrollment fees (very reasonable) and development of a customized education plan with North Coast Tutoring Services staff.

For both home-based academic and academic support programs, our directors work with our families to develop customized curriculum.

“I cannot say enough about how happy I am to have found North Coast Tutoring Services! My son has been receiving services from them for about four years now and we have never had anything but positive experiences. The staff at North Coast is always very helpful with anything I need and truly care about the children they serve. I highly recommend them!”
— Jen, Wadsworth

Sign Up For Our Newsletter


We respect your privacy.