To ensure that District 70 students experience learning that prepares them to live and work in the 21st Century
About the Special Services Department
Welcome to District 70's Special Education site!
The Special Education Department provides support to the district in a variety of ways. The team provides leadership in the referral and evaluation processes in accordance with both IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, commonly known as special education) and Section 504 (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973). The department consists of a professional staff of school psychologists, social workers, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, early childhood specialists, and teaching specialists. In addition paraprofessionals are employed to assist students with special needs in their general education settings.
The department is responsible for development and implementation of the Response to Intervention initiative. In addition, data regarding homeless, home-schooled, and private school students is maintained by this department.