Township High School District 227 is committed to providing a Free
Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment
with full educational opportunities to children with disabilities,
between the ages of fourteen through twenty-one, regardless of the
severity of the disability. Special Education and related services are
available to meet the unique needs of students and are specifically
designed for each student. For students eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), School District 227 will follow procedures for identification, evaluation, placement and delivery of services to children with disabilities provided in the Illinois State Board of Education’s Rules and Regulations to govern the administration of special education.
than 6.8 million children ages 3 through 21 receive special education and related services each year in the United States. We offer a continuum of placement options that are determined based on individual needs: More Each of these?children receives instruction that is specially?designed:
to meet his or her unique needs (that result from having a disability); and
to help the child learn the information and skills that other children are learning in the general education curriculum.
Placement options include:
a general education class
a special education class
a special education program or school
public or private institution
Rich Township 227 has several specialized programs that are offered in-district to support our diverse learners. Special education aims to increase self-sufficiency and to decrease dependence to empower students. There is an array of services that are utilized to provide special education. Special education services include:
Special Education Teacher
Social Emotional-School Social Worker
Speech therapy-Speech Pathologist
Occupation therapy-Occupational therapist.
Psychology- School Psychologist
Additional supports and services that are available include transportation.