Glen Ellyn School District 41

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D41 Special Education Services


  • Special Education Board Presentation - September 22, 2014

  • Glen Ellyn School District 41 offers a full continuum of special education and related services to students found eligible for special education. To the maximum extent appropriate, each child will be educated with children who are not disabled. The district strives to have all children educated in their home school and embeds inclusive practices into all our schools. Special classes, separate schooling, or other placements by which students with disabilities are removed from the regular education environment should occur only if the student's Individual Educational Program (“IEP”) team determines that the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in a regular classroom setting, even with the use of supplemental aids and services, cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
     

    Resource
    Resource services meet students’ needs who require 50% or less of their day in special education and participate in the general education program for the majority of their day. Services can take place inside (“push-in” support) and outside (“pull-out” support) of the general education classroom. Resource services are available at all D41 schools.


    Early Childhood Special Education
    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are disabled and eligible in accordance with IDEA. Students may participate in the services below:


    Walk-In Speech/Language

    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are eligible for special education with a speech or language impairment.  

    Services available at Forest Glen Elementary School.  


    Early Childhood Blended

    Early childhood resource model -  20 students: 10 at-risk placements (GenEd), 4 tuition placements (GenEd), and 6 placements for students with disabilities.  

    Services available at Forest Glen Elementary School


    Early Childhood Specialized Academic Classroom

    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are disabled and display significant developmental delays and require services for more than 50% of their day.  

                Services available at Forest Glen Elementary School
      

    Early Childhood Specialized Academic Classroom (Extended Day)

    For students between the ages of 3 and 5 who are disabled and display significant developmental delays and require services for more than 50% of their day.  Students have significant social pragmatic language needs as well as significant behavioral and sensory regulation needs.  Students require a structured environment to meet unique needs associated with students on the autism spectrum or display similar needs.   

    Services available at Forest Glen Elementary School 

    Specialized Academic Classrooms: Students are grouped by the following: Age, Nature and Severity of Disability, and Instructional/Service Needs.

    For students with mild to profound impairments or delays.  Students  require special education services for more than 50% of their day.  

    Services available at Franklin Elementary School and Hadley Junior High School


    Co-Teaching

    Co-teaching takes place in the general education classroom and is designed to meet diverse needs of students.  Co-teaching allows for more intense and individualized instruction in the general education setting, increasing access to the general education curriculum while decreasing stigma for students with special needs.  Students have a greater opportunity for continuity of instruction and involves two or more licensed professionals who share instructional responsibility.


    Hadley - “Resource/Intervention”

    The Resource/Intervention class is intended to give students additional instruction and support toward IEP goals.  Students may work in small groups or individually to target specific skills and areas of deficit.  Students receive work habit grades and take Resource/Intervention in lieu of foreign language or math extension (6th grade).


    Special Education Related Services

    In addition to special education programming, Glen Ellyn School District 41 provides a variety of related services to students eligible for special education.  Related services are provided in all D41 schools.  The type of service and amount provided is determined by the IEP team, and may consist of the following:

    • Speech and Language

    • Social Work

    • Counseling

    • Occupational Therapy

    • Physical Therapy

    • Assistive Technology

    • Hearing Itinerant Services

    • Vision Itinerant Services

    • School Health Services

    • Audiology Services

    • Adaptive Physical Education


    Educational Accommodations and Supports
    Glen Ellyn School District 41 implements a wide variety of accommodations based on individual student needs.  Accommodations can include changes in the presentation of information, a change to the way a student has access to respond to information, changes to the educational environment, and time parameters.  The accommodations are necessary in order for a student to have equal access and equal opportunity to access his or her education and to demonstrate what he or she knows without reducing learning expectations.  The determination of necessary accommodations will be made by the IEP team.  


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