Students with Disabilities
Lemont-Bromberek CSD 113A acknowledges the existence of individual differences in the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development of children. We adhere to all relevant Federal and State policies regarding the education of students with disabilities. Ongoing Child Find activities are conducted to assure that students with disabilities are identified and offered the specialized instruction necessary to assure they receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). All services are determined by a multi-disciplinary IEP team, which includes parents/guardians. This team evaluates the student, and develops, delivers, and assesses his or her program on at least an annual basis.
Special education services at Lemont-Bromberek CSD 113A are offered to qualified students from the age of three until eighth grade graduation. Our full continuum of services includes modifications and accommodations in the classroom delivered by a certified general or special education teachers or paraprofessionals, related services, co-teaching, resource room, self-contained, public or private day school placement, residential placement, and home instruction, according to the student’s needs as determined by the IEP team. This continuum offers services in the least restrictive environment (LRE). LRE requires that, to the maximum extent appropriate, students with disabilities aged 3 through 21, in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled [34 C.F.R. §300.550 (b)(1)].
Most frequently, students are educated in general education classrooms; many students with more specialized programming needs remain in district schools to maximize their opportunities for inclusion in the general education curriculum. Only those with the most significant disabilities are placed outside the district in programs operated by the Southwest Cook County Cooperative or state-approved private facilities, depending on student need. In addition, students with disabilities have an equal opportunity to participate in nonacademic services and extracurricular activities (34 C.F.R. §300.553).
Questions about Special Education services may be directed to any of the administrators or to Susan Wulczyn, Director of Student Services.