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Special Education

Vision Statement

To provide high quality specialized instruction in order to advance independence and promote learning in the least restrictive environment for students identified with special needs.

Special Education & 504 Services

RLAS-116 provides a full continuum of services in the areas of Special Education and Section 504. These services are provided to students who meet specific eligibility requirements outlined by Federal and State Rules and Regulations. Decisions regarding the implementation of services are determined by IEP and 504 teams. The goal of special education and related services is to support each eligible child and address identified needs. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special education staff on an annual basis.

Our District Service Providers include:

  • Adaptive Physical Education Teachers
  • Hearing Itinerants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Speech & Language Pathologists
  • Social Workers
  • Vision Itinerants

If you, as a parent, have concerns about your student's progress or are seeking information about an IEP or 504 Plan, please contact either your student's school team or the Educational Services Department at 224-842-2072.  

Special Education Continuum of Services

  • Birth to Preschool/ECAT (Early Childhood Assessment Team)
  • Co-Teaching
  • Small-Group Instruction (SGI)
  • Instructional Program
  • Educational Life Skills
  • Transition Center
  • Out of District Placement
  • LAB Program
Lisa Mari

Lisa Mari
Director of Special Education
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