Brookfield/LaGrange Park School District 95
Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services-Dr. Jeannie Zeitlin
Phone No. 708-588-8818 Fax No. 708-485-5843
Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services-Lori Balk
Phone 708-588-8703 - Fax 708-485-5843
District 95 offers a full continuum of Special Education services. Special education is instruction and related services provided by special education personnel or by a general education program that has been modified through the use of special education support services, supplementary aids, or other special programming. This department also provides services for students who are second language learners.
District 95 follows the state and federal laws that establish criteria for special education eligibility. The federal government recognizes 13 categories under which children may qualify for special education. These disabilities include: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, emotional disability, hearing impairment, cognitive disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. A child may also be declared eligible for special education services under the category of developmental delay. This category can only be used for young children, ages 3 through 9, who meet the criteria of one or more of the other disability categories above and who are experiencing delay(s) in at least one of the following areas: Physical development, cognitive development, communication development, social and emotional development, or adaptive development. The child must be determined eligible for special education under one of the IDEA special education categories indicated above in order to apply the developmentally delayed category.
District 95 programs are aligned Early Childhood (3-5 year olds) through 8th grade to provide children similar program experiences as they move through our schools. The type of support provided is adjusted to change from program to program and is based upon the educational/developmental/social needs of the students.