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 [email protected] 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


National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

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


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



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



Special Needs Student Transportation


IEP Development

WrightsLaw: Smart IEPs

WrightsLaw: Writing IEPs for Success



WrightsLaw: Inclusion

PACER.org: Telling Classmates about Child's Disability


Military Families

STOMP Project Training



WrightsLaw: Students with IEPs can receive Title 1 Services

WrightsLaw: Criteria for Remedial Reading Programs



Illinois Special Olympics

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