The Department of Special Education
Maine Township High School District 207 provides a full continuum of services and placements for students found eligible to receive special education services. We are committed to provide a supportive environment in which our students with special needs can develop academic, social, emotional, vocational, and life skills. The department offers a full continuum of services and placements from support in the general education environment to specialized instructional courses, and/or related services. A significant goal of the Special Education Department is to assist students in becoming independent effective self-advocates.
Maine Township High School District 207 coordinates and maintains specific procedures for referral, placement, and program development. Support and services for all students are provided as outlined within a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
Students may qualify for special education services under the following categories: Autism | Deaf-Blindness | Deafness | Emotional Disability | Hearing Impairments | Intellectual Disability | Multiple Disabilities | Orthopedic Impairment | Other Health Impairment | Specific Learning Disabilities | Speech or Language Impairment | Traumatic Brain Injury | Visual Impairment
Click here to view the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) definitions of these disability areas
Special Education Services and Placement
Students found eligible for Special Education are provided services within a variety of settings. Services and Placement is determined through a multi-disciplinary conference based on the student’s individual needs. Educational Services and placement is determined based on the identified needs of individual students and provided along a continuum placements in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Placements at Maine Township High School District 207 may include:
Resource (Seminar) | General Education with Support (Co-Taught, Supplementary Aids and Services, Teacher Assistants) | Specialized Instruction | Educational Life Skills | Multi-Needs Program | Ralph J. Frost Academy (Therapeutic Public Day School) | Maine Township Transition Program (Transition Program)
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) Special Education Parent Rights