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Notification of Services from Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired

Public Act 093-0282 amended The School Code by changing Section 14-8.02 to read:

“If the child is deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired and he or she might be eligible to receive services from the Illinois School for the Deaf or the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired, the school district shall notify the parents or guardian, in writing, of the existence of these schools and the services they provide.  This notification shall include without limitation information on school services, school admissions criteria, and school contact information.”

The Illinois Department of Human Services has developed one-page fact sheets which include all of the mandated information regarding each of these schools.  Districts are encouraged to provide this fact sheet to the parents or guardians of each student with a primary disability label of hearing impairment or visual impairment at the IEP meeting. 

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Fact Sheets

Districts are reminded that all decisions regarding placement of a student with a disability must continue to be made in accordance with 23 Illinois Administrative Code 226.240.

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