Diverse Learners Resources

For more information on supports and resources for students enrolled in our Diverse Learners program and their families you may contact Tim Kirschner at tkirschner@wps60.org or by calling 224-303-3621. 
You may access our district's Diverse Learners Parent and Community Partnership page
Additional resources may also be found on our districts Diverse Learners Page by click the "Parent Resources" tab. 

Organizations and Agencies for Special Needs Children

The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education (NAPCSE)

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Council for Exceptional Children

US Department of Education


Information on Specific Conditions

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

American Foundation for the Blind

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Dyslexia

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

https://ladseschroeder.weebly.com/ resources for students who need speech therapy, occupational therapy, and adaptive physical education

Information and Resources on Adult Special Needs and Special Education Issues

Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

Illinois Division of Developmental Disability Services

Society for Disability Studies


Advocacy

Illinois Developmental Disabilities Council

Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois

Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates


Assistive Technology

Illinois Assistive Technology Program


Behavioral Issues and Topics

Functional Behavioral Assessments

Alternate Assessment

Illinois Alternate Assessment (IAA)

Interactive Illinois Report Card

 

Guardianship

The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

 

High School

Successful Transitions: Making the Move to High School

 

Higher Education

Higher Education Questions and Answers for Students with Disabilities

WrightsLaw: Help for College Students with Disabilities

 

Homebound

Special Needs Student Transportation

 

IEP Development

WrightsLaw: Smart IEPs

WrightsLaw: Writing IEPs for Success

 

Inclusion

WrightsLaw: Inclusion

PACER.org: Telling Classmates about Child's Disability

 

Military Families

STOMP Project Training

 

Literacy

WrightsLaw: Students with IEPs can receive Title 1 Services

WrightsLaw: Criteria for Remedial Reading Programs

 

Recreation/Leisure

Illinois Special Olympics

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