Special Programs

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Early Childhood

The Early Childhood class designed to meet the needs of preschool children with disabilities in a structured language-based setting with integrated therapies. Children must be found eligible for services and then an IEP (Individual Education Plan) is written to meet the student’s educational needs.

Special Education Programs and Services

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004, District #321 is participating is Child Find efforts to locate, evaluate and identify all children from birth through 21 years of age, regardless of their situations, who have significant, individual needs and require intensive interventions through special education and related services.

All students identified with a disability have an IEP developed by the IEP team to meet that child’s educational needs. In accordance with federal mandate under IDEA and State of Illinois Rules and Regulations, student will be educated in the least restrictive environment. We intend to meet individual needs based on assessments for learning and provide research-based instruction and interventions. We will identify the specific needs of each student in order to determine teaching and learning priorities and the effectiveness of instructional methods. Our first placement consideration is always the general education classroom with the use of supplementary aids, accommodations and modifications as appropriate for each individual student. We also have available special education classes for small group instruction when warranted to provide direct instruction or incorporate other necessary supports.

Support Services:

State Services


School Social Work

School Psychologist