District 102 offers a full continuum of Special Education services to those students who have undergone a case study evaluation and have been found eligible to receive additional educational support during their school day. Following state and federal laws that establish criteria for eligibility, schools are required to provide services to a child between the ages of 3 and 21 to address the adverse effect of a disability on his/her education. 

 

Special education is instruction and related services provided by special education personnel or by a general education program that has been modified through the use of special education support services, supplementary aids, or other special programming. Related services are support services that may be provided to assist a student in accessing his/her academic program. Related services include, but are not limited to, the following: occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, social work services, and speech and language services. The student’s IEP will determine the services and amount of time needed to meet the student’s academic or behavioral needs.


Special Education 101 Series For Parents
The special education department is pleased to announce a series of three parent information nights focused on special education eligibility, individual education plans, and the continuum of services. 

February 13, 2019
Special Education 101 #1
IEPs and 504s: Who is Eligible?

March 18, 2019
Special Education 101 #2
Individual Education Planning: Parts and Purpose

April 3, 2019
Special Education 101 #3
Least Restrictive Environment: The Continuum


All sessions will be held from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Park Jr. High School, in the LRC. More detailed information regarding each session will be posted closer to the program dates.