Parents and Guardians of students within District 150 have the right to request an evaluation if they suspect their child may have a disability. The information provided summarizes the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504. Additional pages in the parent section reflect the process for requesting an evaluation and the form to do so. Also listed are the criterion for the thirteen special education categories recognized through IDEA. When appropriate, the district strongly supports a system of tiered interventions prior to the completion of a special education evaluation. Many resources are available on this website to help parents/guardians. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.
Maureen Langholf, Director of Special Education
3202 N. Wisconsin Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603
Information regarding educational services for special education students PDF
Special Education Forms and Procedures (click here)
Special Education Referral Form PDF
Peoria Area Autism Resources PDF
504 Parent & Student Rights PDF
A Parents guide to RTI (Response to Intervention) http://www.isbe.state.il.us/RtI_plan/pdf/parent-guide09.pdf
Specific Learning Disability and ADHD resource - http://www.ldonline.org/
Affordable Colleges Online: College Affordability for Students with Disabilities (click here)
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