District Special Education Program
Children with disabilities have the right to a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive setting. District 68 can implement various supports and monitor a student's progress when academic and/or behavioral concerns arise prior to determining if special education services are warranted. This process is called Response to Intervention (RtI) and is consistent with state and federal legislation. Students who require further evaluations meet with members of an educational team of specialists to determine the scope of the evaluation. District 68 provides an extensive continuum of special education services for children with a variety of individual needs in cooperation with the Niles Township District for Special Education #807. Children are eligible for public school special education services beginning at three years of age.
The district provides free developmental screenings for preschool-aged children in all developmental areas to include speech and language, learning, social interaction, motor skills, and vision and hearing acuity. Monthly screenings are available within Niles Township schools. If you have concerns about your child's developmental skills, please call 847-677-4560 to make a screening appointment for your preschooler. Appointments are required so that staff can appropriately address developmental concerns.
If you have questions about special education services, contact your building principal or Peg Lasiewicki, Director of Special Services, at 847-677-4560 for additional information.