Department of Special Education
Director of Special Ed
It is the mission of the Special Education Department to work as a team to assess, modify and meet all students' academic, emotional and behavior needs to enable them to reach their full potential in a supportive learning environment.
About 12% of District 41 children access Special Education, from those who need speech therapy to those with profound disabilities needing highly individualized, comprehensive programs.
In compliance with state and federal law, District 41 provides free, appropriate special educational services for eligible children who may have a physical, mental or learning impairment that adversely impacts educational progress.
The district is one of seven member districts of The Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), which allows it to provide a broader range of services than it could acting alone.
If you think your child may qualify for Special Education, please contact your school's assistant principal, or at Hadley Junior High School contact the Special Services Coordinator.
For students with profound intellectual impairments.
For students with mild to moderate intellectual impairments.
For students with severe learning disparities or mild intellectual impairments.
For students who display significant emotional or behavioral impairments.
Early Childhood Special Education
For students between 3 and 5 who are disabled and display significant developmental delays.
For students with physical handicaps that interfere with educational performance.
Learning Disabled Resource and Emotionally Disabled Resource
For students with mild learning or behavioral disorders.
For students with visual impairments who have academic difficulties.
Speech and Language
For students with speech or language delays that are not developmental in nature.
Other programs which are not part of Special Education but address special needs include:
For students who need individual or group tutoring.
Pre-Kindergarten At Risk
For children between 3 and 5 who are at risk for academic failure.
ENL (English as a New Language) and Bilingual
Students identified as having difficulty with English in the classroom are provided with appropriate services. Bilingual classes are provided if there are more than 20 students in a given school for whom a specific language other than English is their primary language.