Illinois Service Resource Center
Grants to States Program as described in IDEA part B section 611 provides formula grants to assist states in providing a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities ages three to 21. Grant projects under this program may use funds for state-level activities such as technical assistance, personnel preparation, positive behavioral interventions and supports, and improving the use of technology in the classroom.
Illinois Service Resource Center (ISRC) is a program required by the Illinois School code (105 ILCS 5/14-11.03) to support students who are deaf or hard of hearing and have an emotional or behavioral disorder. The program has expanded to include supports for students who are blind or visually impaired as well. ISRC provides free training, onsite assistance and resources for parents and educators of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. ISRC utilizes a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) model to provide universal, targeted, and intensive interventions and supports.