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Special Education Overview
Welcome to the Special Education Department of Community Consolidated School District 93.
District 93 takes pride in educating all of our students. The goal of special education and related services is to support each child and address his or her individual needs. Public Law 94-142, also known as the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) is legislation that was passed to ensure all students with disabilities ages 3-21 would receive a free and appropriate public education to meet their individual and unique learning needs.
A full continuum of special education and related services is available to all children who meet specific eligibility requirements. Each school provides a variety of services to address the diverse needs of their student population. All schools are committed to providing services in the least restrictive environment. Additionally, self-contained special education programs are housed in several schools to meet the needs of students with significant disabilities. Both options allow children to participate in and benefit from the general education curriculum as much as possible.
A Special Services Team comprised of general and special education teachers, a nurse, psychologist, social worker, bilingual teacher, speech/language pathologist and administrator is available in each school. The team collaborates to adapt curriculum and teaching strategies to meet individual student needs. In addition to special education, this department provides preschool screening and vision and hearing screening.
If you are considering moving into CCSD93 and your child is currently receiving Special Education Services, please contact the Director of Special Education directly.
If you have questions about the services available, contact us by email or phone.
Crysta Morrissey, Ed.D.
Director of Special Education