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All Kids Covered Program

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich’s proposed new program called All Kids, which would make Illinois the first state in the nation to provide affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every child. Through All Kids, comprehensive health insurance… 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 96,000 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

American Federation of Teachers

The mission of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, is to improve the lives of our members and their families, to give voice to their legitimate professional, economic and social aspirations, to strengthen the institutions in which we work. 

Autism Society of America

The Autism Society of America was founded in 1965 by a small group of parents working on a volunteer basis out of their homes. The Society has developed into the leading source of information and referral on autism.

Council of Administrators of Special Education

The Mission of the Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc. is to provide leadership and support to members by shaping policies and practices which impact the quality of education.

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. 

CEC: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders

The Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders is a division of the Council for Exceptional Children dedicated to promoting and facilitating the education and general welfare of children and youth with emotional or behavioral disorders. 

CEC Resources for Unit Leaders

This is the place for unit leaders to get information and materials for keeping your unit running smoothly. Need membership applications? Download and print them anytime! You'll find many of the things you need can be accessed from this page. 

Educational Surrogate Parent Program

The Educational Surrogate Parent Program (ESP) is a program establish by the Illinois State Board of Education to help recruit and appoint individuals to represent the educational interests of children with disabilities when the parents are unable or unwilling to do so. 

IDEA 97 Home Page

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 were signed into law on June 4, 1997. This Act strengthens academic expectations and accountability for the nation’s 5.8 million children with disabilities and bridges the gap that… 

Illinois Autism Project

The Illinois Autism/PDD Training and Technical Assistance Project is an Illinois State Board of Education initiative which provides training and technical assistance focused on educating students with autism and other pervasive developmental…

Illinois Principals Association

The mission of the Illinois Principals Association is to promote and support the improvement of education through effective educational leadership. The Illinois Principals Association strives to be the most credible and influential professional… 

Illinois Service Resource Center (ISRC)

Provides training, technical assistance, and resources for parents and educators of students who have a hearing loss and behavioral/emotional challenges. 

Illinois Supervisors of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Individuals

A website for supervisors of educational programs in Illinois that serve students who are Deaf or hard of hearing. 

Infinitec, Inc

Infinitec, which stands for Infinite Potential through Assistive Technology, is a non-profit corporation formed to help people with disabilities and their families access life-enhancing assistive technology. Infinitec is a joint effort of United… 

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)

ISBE regularly updates this site to keep you informed of the latest happenings in education in the State of Illinois. This is the place to go to find out the latest on teacher certification and re-certification plans. 

ISBE: Emotional and Behavioral Disabilites (EBD) Partnership Network

The Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Partnership was formed in 1990 by the Illinois State Board of Education to assist educational systems in developing collaborative, community-based supports for students with emotional and behavioral…

ISBE: No Child Left Behind

Information on the NCLB Legislation as presented by the Illinois State Board of Education

ISBE: Bilingual Special Education

Information on this page has been gathered from ISBE Special, Bilingual and Certification as it relates to the provision of special education to English language learners (ELL). Additional government, parental and professional organization… 

Illinois School Psychologists Association

The Illinois School Psychologists Association is a not-for-profit professional association representing school psychologists in the state of Illinois. 

Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Learning Disabilities Association of America is a national, non-profit organization that is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilities. LDA is committed to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals… 

Low Incidence Cooperative Agreement (LICA)

LICA’s mission is to provide diagnostic, educational and related services to students who are deaf and hard of hearing, ages birth to 21, who reside in the served area (N/NW Suburbs of Chicago) and whose needs can be met most efficiently… 

National Education Association (NEA)

NEA is America’s oldest and largest organization committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA proudly claims over 2.3 million members who work at every level of education, from pre-school to university graduate programs.

National Head Start Association (NHSA)

NHSA provides a national forum for the continued enhancement of Head Start services for poor children ages zero to five, and their families. It is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to the concerns of the Head Start…

The No Child Left Behind Act Website

On Jan. 8, 2002, President Bush signed into law the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB). This new law represents his education reform plan and contains the most sweeping changes to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) since it was… 

Office of Special Education Programs

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts…