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  • 529 College Saving Plans

    College Illinois! is a prepaid tuition program.  Benefits can be used at any college or university in the country & there are some great tax incentives.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder Resources

    This site is a national non-profit organization that helps people with ADD/ADHD achieve their potential through education, support & networking.

  • Disability Disclosure Workbook

    Designed to help youth make informed decisions about whether or not to disclose their disability and to understand the impact of disclosure on education, work and social life.

  • Disability Scholarships

    Information about college scholarships available to students with disabilities.

  • Early Intervention-Illinois Department of Human Services

    Illinois’ Early Intervention Service System serves children less than 36 months of age with disabilities or developmental delays, or who are at risk of substantial delays.

  • Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy (ELSA)

    This four-year program offers a full-time, post-secondary educational experience to young adults with developmental disabilities. Ages 18-28 high school graduates with disabilities can earn certificates in academics, independent living skills and social/recreational skills.

    190 Prospect Avenue
    Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296
    (630) 617-3752
    elsa@elmhurst.edu

  • ERIC: Education Resources Information Center

    ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education.

  • IEP Organization Tips

    Understood.org gives parents step-by-step instructions for how to create an individualized education program (IEP) binder that sorts their child’s evaluation reports, IEP, report cards and other paperwork. The site includes an IEP binder checklist, school contact sheet, parent-school communication log and IEP goal tracker that parents can download and print.

  • Illinois Early Learning

    This site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in the State of Illinois.

  • Illinois State Board of Education

    This state agency provides information and resources on all aspects of education, including early childhood, general education, special education and assistive technology.