Kirby School District 140 provides a free and appropriate public education for all students with disabilities who are three years of age and older. The District provides programs and appropriate related services for students who have been identified as needing such services in order to have access to and gain benefit from the regular education curricula. If you feel that your child may have a disability that is interfering with his/her education, please contact your building principal. If you have any questions concerning special education programs and services or concerning the educational rights of students with disabilities, please contact the Department of Special Services at 708-532-8537.
Working together, our goal is the realization of your child's academic and social growth.
The Resource Program is designed for students with a disability(s) who receive specialized instruction for less than 60% of the school day. Related services may be required to assist the student to benefit from special education. Students receive instruction in a variety of settings--general education classroom or resource room. Adaptations and accommodations of general education curriculum may occur according to the individual needs of the students as determined at an IEP meeting.
The Instructional Program is designed for students with a disability(s) who receive specialized instruction for more than 61% of the school day. Related services may be required to assist the student to benefit from special education. Adaptation and accommodations of the general education curriculum may not be adequate to meet the student's educational needs. The curriculum may need to be modified and adapted and supplementary materials used to enhance learning. Students participate in general education through mainstreaming and integration whenever possible as determined by the IEP team.
Related services include those needed to assist the student with disabilities to benefit from special education. These services include, transportation, speech pathology and audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, early identification and assessment of disabilities in children, school health services, social work services, and parent training.