The special education department at Norridge SD 80 provides a comprehensive continuum of services to meet the dynamic needs of our students. Our services are designed to provide students access to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible.
In order to receive special education services, a student must have a qualifying disability (ISBE, n.d.) that adversely affects educational progress and requires specially designed instruction.
It is important to note that not all students with a disability will be eligible for special education services. If a student with a disability does not qualify for an IEP, they can request a 504 plan to meet their educational needs (105 ILCS 5/14-6.01).