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Parent Information

Welcome to the Parent Information section of our web site. Here you can find links to various web sites related to special education as well as some general disability information. You may also utilize any of the downloadable forms that are provided for your convenience. We hope you enjoy this section and visit often.

FORMS for Parents:

Procedural Safeguards

Classroom Visit Guidelines

Authorization for Release/Exchange of Information

Healthcare Procedure - Parent Guidelines

Medical Health Care Procedure - Parent Guidelines

Medication Parent Guidelines

Parent/Physician Authorization for Medication

Self Administer Agreement

Braun Educational Center Forms

Funding Beyond High School

Free Reduced Lunch Application - English

Free Reduced Lunch Application - Spanish

Parent Rights

Special Education Resources:

STAR NET Early Childhood

Interim Changes to Due Process and Disciplinary Procedures under IDEA 2004 PDF File - July 12, 2005. The New Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) contains an array of significant changes to Due Process and Discipline of students with disabilities.

Appropriate Procedures for Determining Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment PDF File - April 10, 2003. The information contained herein is intended to reinforce the requirements of IDEA, discuss their implications at the local level, and offer technical assistance and training resources that educators and parents may access to enhance their capacity to collaboratively fulfill those requirements.

Choosing a Lay Advocate in Special Education PDF File If you have a child with a disability, you may decide to hire a paraprofessional or a "lay advocate: to assist you in ensuring that your child's educational needs are met. These advocates, who are not attorneys, may be able to assist with consultation, letter writing, or meetings with schools.

Choosing an Attorney for Special Education Representation PDF File If you have a child with a disability, you may find yourself in circumstances in which you require assistance in securing services to meet your child's educational needs. In such circumstances, you may turn to an attorney for assistance.

Class size/Age Information Sheet and Deviation Request Form PD File Special Education Class Size/Age Range Requirements Per 23 Illinois Administrative Code 226.720 & 226.730.

Directors of Special Education PD File

Discipline of Students with Disabilities PD File This guidance supersedes that which was provided to you in the Special Report "Discipline of Students with Disabilities" released in the fall of 1997 following the reauthorization of IDEA'97.

Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities


Click the links below to visit a program web page:

Braun Educational Center
Communication Development
Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Project Challenge
Transitional Employment Program
Vision and O&M Services
Southwest Cook County Cooperative Association for Special Education
6020 W. 151st Street  | Oak Forest, IL 60452
(Telephone) 708-687-0900 | (TTY) 708-687-2151
(Fax) 708-687-5695

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