Special Education Services
Brookfield LaGrange Park School District #95 provides a full continuum of special education and related services to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws. Students who receive special education have been identified as having one or more disabilities that adversely affect their educational functioning. Illinois schools are able to identify and serve children with disabilities under the following categories:
- Developmental Delay (for children ages 3-9 years old)
- Emotional Disability
- Hearing Impairment
- Intellectual Impairment
- Multiple Disabilities
- Orthopedic Impairment
- Other Health Impairment
- Specific Learning Disability
- Speech/Language Impairment
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Visual Impairment
Special Education Processes
Once the evaluation of your child is complete, a team of qualified professionals and you will meet to review the results of the evaluation and determine if your child is eligible for Special Education and related services. In order to prepare for this meeting, you will be provided with draft copies of all evaluation reports 5 days before the meeting, and will have the opportunity to discuss any questions or concerns with the individuals involved in the evaluation process.
Following a discussion of your child’s strengths and areas for growth, the team will determine whether your child is eligible using the guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois. If your child is found eligible for special education and related services, then the team will develop the individualized education plan (IEP). In some situations, this is done at the same meeting, and in others, if it can be done at another meeting.
As a parent/guardian, if you disagree with the decision of a school team, who have the right to seek assistance. Your rights as parents are outlined in the Procedural Safeguards and can be reviewed with the school team upon your request.
Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
Students who are not eligible under IDEA
Availability of Related Service Logs
Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). Brookfield LaGrange Park School District #95 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time.
Questions about the identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to Dean Pappas, Director of Student Services, at [email protected] or 708-588-8863.