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  • Special Education Rights

    “Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois” is a document developed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)  for parents and others  that outlines the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education services.

  • STAR NET Region VI

    STAR NET Region VI is part of the Illinois STAR NET system and is supported through a grant from the Illinois State Board of Education in cooperation with Southwest Cooperative. STAR NET provides training, consultation and resources to the early childhood community.

    The STAR NET system assists the State Board of Education in meeting local needs by providing services to professionals and parents of young children with special needs throughout Illinois.

    STAR NET Region VI serves South Cook, Kane, Kendall, Kankakee, LaSalle, Will and  Grundy counties.

    STAR NET Region VI
    6020 W. 151st Street
    Oak Forest, Il  60452
    Phone:  (708) 342-5370
    Fax: (708) 687-2247
    email: starnet6vi@gmail.com

  • STARNET

    Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

  • STARNET Region II

    Illinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STARNET supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care.

    STARNET
    2626 S. Clearbrook Dr.
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4626
    Phone 224-366-8579
    Fax 847-278-5434
    Email: starnet@cps.edu

  • Take N.O.T.E. of Learning Differences

    Take N.O.T.E. is an initiative developed by Understood in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics. It aims to help parents identify the signs of learning or thinking differences in their children.

  • The Arc@School Special Education Initiative

    Through The Arc@School initiative, The Arc provides training and resources to help families and others navigate the special education system.

    Arc@School offers information on the supports, services and rights for students with disabilities. It also includes information on advocating for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as a nationwide directory of special education advocacy resources.

    Arc@School materials are also available in Spanish.

  • The Autism Program

    The Autism Program is an initiative that offers resource information & promotes best practice in the diagnosis, treatment and education of children with ASD.

  • The Center for Enriched Living

    Offers exciting social enrichment and educational programs for people of all ages and with varying levels of ability.

    280 Saunders Road
    Riverwoods, IL 60015
    (847) 948-7001
    info@CenterForEnrichedLiving.org

  • The Odyssey Project at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Odyssey Project offers free University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign courses in the humanities to income-eligible adults in east-central Illinois. Odyssey students can earn up to eight transferable college credits in an environment designed to support non-traditional students, especially those whose education has been interrupted for whatever reason.

    The courses include free textbooks and course materials, access to computers, bus fare to and from class and more.

    Visit the Odyssey Project website for more details and program fact sheets in Spanish, French and Simplified Chinese.

  • US Department of Education

    Site focusing on national efforts to improve education, promote new initiatives and partner with families to benefit children.