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Special Education

Special Education

Momence Community Unit School District 1 provides a free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal mandates. In order to receive special education services, a student must have a physical or mental disability as identified in the Illinois State Criteria. The qualifying disabilities are autism, visual impairment, hearing impairment, Intellectual disability, orthopedic impairment, emotional disturbance, specific learning disability, speech/language impairment, traumatic brain injury, developmental delay, multiple disabilities, deafness, deaf-blindness, and other health impairment. In addition, a qualifying disability must adversely impact educational progress and require specially designed instruction. It is important to note that not all students with a disability will be eligible for special education services.  

Understanding Special Education in Illinois

Understanding Special Education in Illinois (Spanish) 

Procedural Safeguards English 

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Special Education and Related Services:

Momence Community Unit School District 1 provides the special education and related services as identified by the IEP team. Services and supports provide specially designed instruction to meet the educational needs and goals identified by the IEP team.  Related services are designed to support students in benefiting from special education and include but are not limited to social work, psychological services, speech/language therapy, transportation, assistive technology, occupational and physical therapy, and adaptive physical education.  It is important to note that related services are determined based on educational needs and differ in eligibility and services provided within a medical model.

Continuum Services:

A full continuum of services is available for all students who qualify for special education services beginning with a full inclusive environment to residential provided services.  Services and supports are individually designed by a team of individuals most familiar with the educational needs of the student (IEP team), and in accordance with federal and state laws.

The vast majority of our students receive services within their neighborhood schools additionally; specialized classrooms for students who need more intensive supports to meet their individual needs are available.   

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