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Leuwania Baker

Director of Student Support Services
and Special Education
leubaker@sps186.org

Administrative Assistant
Cathi Marshall
cmarshall@sps186.org

Our mission is to provide support for the success of all students in District 186.

Our district provides a continuum of services for students with disabilities from preschool, age three, through high school graduation. Specialized services are also provided for limited English proficient students, students with health needs, and students with social emotional needs.

We hope our web site addresses many of your questions, but for additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060.

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2015 Indicator 8 Parent Survey

Each year, the Illinois State Board of Education gathers information from a representative sample of parents of students with disabilities to determine how well schools throughout the state are involving parents in their child's education.

This year, parents from our school district have been selected to participate in this survey. Parents of students with an IEP in our school district may receive the survey in the mail in the very near future. Once you receive the survey, please take a few moments to complete and submit it. Results from this survey will assist the state and our district/school with improvement efforts pertaining to parent involvement.

For more information or if you need assistance with completing the survey, please contact the toll-free hotline set up through the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative at 1-877-317-2733. The hotline is only available Monday through Thursday during the weeks of March 16th, March 23rd and April 6th. The hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spanish translation is available from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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Ilinois State University Multiple Disabilities Graduate Certificate Program

The Special Education Department of Illinois State University is recruiting teachers to participate in a new multiple disabilities graduate certificate program. They will be starting a cohort this summer. It is a 5 course sequence (1 course per semester) to enhance their knowledge related to teaching students with moderate, severe, and multiple disabilities.