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Includes information on funding for special education programs, Least Restrictive Environment, Corey H. news and updates, school district policies, forms for special education, due process and a listing of Directors of Special Education.​

  • Accommodations ManualPDF Document
    How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities.
  • Alternate Assessment
    The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM-AA) project is guided by the core belief that all students should have access to challenging grade-level content. The new DLM alternate assessment system will let students with significant cognitive disabilities show what they know in ways that traditional multiple-choice tests cannot.
  • Appropriate Procedures for Determining Placement in the Least Restrictive EnvironmentPDF Document
    The information contained herein is intended to reinforce the requirements of IDEA, discuss their implications at the local level, and offer technical assistance and training resources that educators and parents may access to enhance their capacity to collaboratively fulfill those requirements.
  • Chronic Infectious Diseases in Schoolchildren, Management ofPDF Document
    The Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Department of Public Health, and the Illinois General Assembly place a high priority on the need to prevent the spread of infectious diseases in schools.
  • Community and Residential Services Authority

    The Community and Residential Services Authority (CRSA) is an interagency group created by the General Assembly in 1985. The CRSA is responsible for identifying and addressing barriers facing parents, professionals, and providers when they try to get needed services and programs for individuals with a behavior disorder or a severe emotional disturbance and their family.

    The CRSA staff provide technical assistance to families, service providers, educators, and other professionals to help plan for and implement appropriate, effective services for children with severe emotional disturbances and behavior disorders (SED/BD) in Illinois. A brochure of additional information is presently available in CRSA brochure in EnglishPDF Document and CRSA brochure in SpanishPDF Document.

    CRSA may be contacted by telephone toll-​free at (877) 541-2772 or via the web at crsa.illinois.gov.​

  • Compliance Monitoring
    Special Education monitoring activities are comprised of two types of compliance reviews: Focused and Comprehensive Compliance Reviews.
  • Comprehensive System of Learning Supports
    • Promotes the necessary conditions for learning which includes:
      • A safe, caring, participatory, and responsive school climate and;
      • The development of academic, physical, social, emotional, and behavioral competencies
    • Address barriers to learning and teaching such as: bullying, disengagement, absenteeism, and behavioral health issues​​
  • Deviation Application
  • Directors of Special EducationPDF Document
  • Disability Areas for Special Education
    The Special Education Disability Areas page includes information, research, resources, and best practices on the following program areas: Autism, Deaf-Blindness, Deafness, Emotional Disturbance, Hearing Impairment, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Orthopedic Impairment, Other Health Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.​​

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