Special Education Services
Technical Assistance Projects
Children with disabilities sometimes need and are entitled to special equipment and services to ensure that they have access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE).
Service Resource Center
The Illinois Service Resource Center is the coordination center for a wide variety of services tailored specifically for children who are deaf or hard of hearing and exhibit behavioral, emotional or mental health challenges.
- Illinois State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG)
PBIS is a proactive systems approach for creating and maintaining safe and effective learning environments in schools. PBIS in Illinois focuses on data-based decision-making around discipline and academics at school, district, regional and state levels, integrating related school improvement initiatives and structures such as 21st Century, Reading First, No Child Left Behind, and Safe Schools, and building skills and therefore capacity of school-based leadership teams through coaching and technical assistance.
The purpose of CHOICES/Early CHOICES is to increase the capacities of school districts and educational personnel to educate and provide supports and services to children and youth with disabilities in the preschool, school, and community environments in which they would participate if not identified as having a disability.”
IATTAP focuses on educating and supporting children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families by building local capacity to establish and implement effective educational supports and services in the least restrictive environment for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
This initiative provides support to parents of children with disabilities to build equal partnerships with the educators who serve their children. The primary goal of this initiative is to move families and educators to a relationship that increases partnership to meet the needs of the children who are their common focus.
Project Reach provides technical assistance, information, and training to address the early intervention, special education, related services, and transitional services needs of children with deaf-blindness and enhance state capacity to improve services and outcomes for children and their families.
This web page provides access to a great variety of resources, tools and information related to secondary transition including, but not limited to: an age-appropriate transition assessment, measurable post-school goals, transition plan development, and linkages to web resources that cover a range of topics related to secondary transition. The Transition Outreach Training for Adult Living (TOTAL) Project training modules and resources can also be accessed here.