This new project is patterned after the Great Lakes Comprehensive Center’s (GLCC’s) project supporting Michigan’s development of guidance for English learners (ELs) with suspected disabilities. GLCC will work with the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and a writing team to develop Guidelines for the Identification of English Learners with Suspected Disabilities. It is anticipated that the document will evolve through two drafts with a final draft being reviewed with school personnel and other stakeholders from around the state. These guidelines will help build the knowledge of EL teachers, special education teachers, principals, school psychologists, the regional system of support, and higher education representatives. GLCC will support the design of several training modules for district and school staff and regional system of support staff to build capacity for implementing the guidance. The use of this guidelines document, coupled with training and support, will result in the following outcomes: increased knowledge and skills for educators to identify EL students with suspected disabilities; enhanced awareness and ability to identify normal EL language development versus a language or other disability for district, school, and regional system of support staff; and increased ability to appropriately identify and support students with disabilities in schools and districts.