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Student Services » Special Educational Services

Special Educational Services

Mundelein Elementary District 75 provides a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal mandates. The following eligibility categories have been established by the state of Illinois: Autism; Deaf-Blindness; Deafness; Emotional Disability; Hearing Impairment; Intellectual Disability; Multiple Disabilities; Orthopedic Impairment; Other Health Impairment; Specific Learning Disability; Speech or Language Impairment; Traumatic Brain Injury; Developmental Delay. In addition, a qualifying disability must adversely impact educational progress and require specially designed instruction. It is important to note that not all students with a disability will be eligible for special education services.

Special Education and Related Services:

Mundelein Elementary District 75 provides the special education and related services as identified by the IEP team. Services and supports provide specially designed instruction to meet the educational needs and goals identified by the IEP team. Related services are designed to support students in benefitting from special education and include but are not limited to social work, psychological services, speech/language therapy, transportation, assistive technology, occupational and physical therapy, and adaptive physical education. It is important to note that related services are determined based on educational needs and differ in eligibility and services provided within a medical model.

Continuum Services:

A full continuum of services is available for all students who qualify for special education services beginning with a full inclusive environment. Services and supports are individually designed by a team of individuals most familiar with the educational needs of the student (IEP team), and in accordance with federal and state laws.

The vast majority of our students receive services within our schools. SEDOL and private placements are utilized when determined necessary by the IEP team.
Parent Guide to Special Education/Guîa para los padres - Illinois State Board of Education