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Special Education services in District #61

Darien Public Schools District #61 offers a full continuum of special education services in the least restrictive environment (LRE) in accordance with the provisions of the Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA). The district provides free and appropriate education (FAPE) for all individuals with identified disabilities.

A continuum of services is available to support the education of children with disabilities. Services are provided for children three (3) through twenty-one years (21) of age who meet federal guidelines for one or more of the following categories:

Social work, speech and language therapy, and occupational and physical therapy are some of the related services provided for individual students as appropriate.

• Autism

• Cognitive Disability

• Deaf/Blind

• Deaf

• Developmental Delay

• Emotional Disturbance

• Hearing Impaired

• Multiple Disabilities

• Orthopedically Impaired

• Other Health Impaired

• Specific Learning Disability

• Speech and Language Impaired

• Traumatic Brain Injury

• Visual Impairment

LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE)

To meet the diverse educational needs of the students, Darien Public Schools District #61 is a member of the LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE). LADSE is a co-operative comprised of elementary and high school districts. Member districts combine resources to provide appropriate services for students who meet eligibility and reside within the cooperative.

The School Association for Special Education (SASED)

Darien Public Schools District #61 is a participating member of SASED that provides services for children with low incidence disabilities.