About Special Services

All disabled students between the ages of 3 and 15, who are the responsibility of School District 146, enjoy the rights and privileges equal to those of all other students in our district. It is the district's primary goal to help all students become contributing members of society, working and interacting together in an inclusionary process.

While the district recognizes that there may be some students whose disabilities require that their needs be met outside of the district's schools, the district attempts to include disabled students, to the fullest extent possible, in the educational environment they would be in if they had no disability. This practice is referred to as "inclusion". However, inclusion is a philosophy, not a program. Each disabled student has an individualized educational program (IEP), designed to meet his or her individual needs. A full continuum of programs, support and services are available to meet each student's individual needs.

The district also works with other agencies to ensure that all disabled students' needs are met. Some of the special education services and programs offered by the district include assistance for students who have mental, physical and/or emotional impairments, vision, hearing and/or speech impairments, learning disabilities,etc. Related services include, but are not limited to, occupational and physical therapy, social work services, and behavioral consultations.

If you have any comments or concerns, please contact our Special Services area at 708-614-4545.

  • For Early Childhood Screening Information and dates please click here
  • For a list of area pre-schools please click here

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