Comprehensive Special Education
District 2 is a member of the North DuPage Special Education Cooperative (NDSEC), a comprehensive special education program that provides appropriate services to children ages 3-15 who have exceptional needs. Students who are found eligible for special education services have an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed annually.
Services are provided to children with disabilities and specialized learning needs identified through evaluation and eligibility procedures. Special education programs and services are provided to those with academic, communication, cognitive and physical disabilities, as well as autism spectrum disorders, social/emotional/behavioral disorders, health impairments, and visual or hearing disabilities, in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Illinois Administrative Code. To the extent possible, the students are educated within the least restrictive environment of their school community.
The District provides special education instruction and related services within its three schools. A student’s IEP team may recommend a student receive services in a program outside of the District when the student’s needs cannot be met in the existing school program. The Illinois School for the Deaf and Illinois School for the Visually Impaired provide educational services for children who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired. For additional information, please contact the Department of Student Services.
Special Education Rules & Procedural Safeguards
Special Education Rules are the official regulations of the State Board of Education governing special education as found in 23 Ill. Admin. Code 226. Parents/guardians who want more information on special education are encouraged to contact Dustin Berman, Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, at 630-766-5940 ext. 1107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.