Special Education

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) entitles eligible students with disabilities to a free appropriate public education designed to meet their unique needs. To receive special education services, students must be determined to have one of the following exceptionalities: as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education: Autism (includes, but is not limited to, any Autism Spectrum Disorder); Deaf-Blindness; Deafness; Emotional Disability; Hearing Impairment; Intellectual Disability; Multiple Disabilities; Orthopedic Impairment; Other Health Impairment; Specific Learning Disability; Speech or Language Impairment; Traumatic Brain Injury; Visual Impairment. 

    If eligibility for special education services is determined, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed and reviewed annually. Eligibility for special education services is reevaluated every three years.


    If you have any questions about the services offered, please contact Dr. Yesenia Jimenez-Captain, Director of Educational Services, at 847-596-5632.