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Diverse Learners
Welcome to the Diverse Learners Department home page!

Please use the links on the left to learn more about our department.

News and Announcements

Please see the attached Parent/Staff Letters from the Illinois State Board of Education regarding the ISBE Inquiry.  For more information please contact Mrs. Schaul at smholmes1@cps.edu

Just a reminder that our next SPED parent training is scheduled for Thursday, January 31st from 5-6:30pm.  Can we do another phone blast and post something on the Von website for parents?  The information is below.  Thank you!!!


Benefits Training -  Government Benefits for Individuals with Disabilities

When: Thursday, January 31st at 5:00-6:30 pm

Where: Von Steuben Library


More Info: Benefits provide financial security, healthcare coverage, and access to services for individuals with disabilities. This one-hour presentation is specifically designed for parents of children with special needs who are approaching, or in the midst of transition. We will discuss available benefit programs, including SSDI, SSI, Medicare, and Medicaid. The eligibility criteria for these programs, how to navigate the complicated system, and how to maximize and maintain these benefits for a lifetime.


August 31, 2018
Illinois State Law Updates
  1. A draft of the IEP must be given to the parent 5 days prior to the meeting.
  2. You will receive the document hand delivered or in the mail.
  3. Eventually the district will have a release form for us to be able to email you the draft.
  4. Consent to Invite an Outside Agency Form: Please complete the outside agency form if you student has an IEP.
  5. We must keep this on file.