letter sent to special ed attendants
2017-2018 Begin Date

There have been several discussions about needs and requirements regarding CPI training and Special Education Attendants, so next year we are doing something different. I am pleased to share that Special Education Attendants can now be compensated for attending CPI training. We have made an adjustment to the 2017-2018 calendar to allow for this change. In lieu of working January 2, 2018, you will be given the choice to work August 1st or 9th to complete your CPI training; this training is mandatory for ALL Special Education Attendants and needs to take place each school year.

In order to provide an opportunity for everyone and to avoid any schedule conflicts; each person will need to select one day, Tuesday, August 1, 2017 or Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Please note, this is an 8-hour day, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with lunch provided. Everyone must pre-register by calling Student Support Services at 217-525-3060.

Thank you,

Leu Baker

ILCCBD 7th Annual Summer Institute

ILCCBD Registration Form

Punishment: The Skeleton in Our Closet - Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Hardman

Inappropriate behavior, noncompliance, and conflict can occur in even the most positive, well-managed classroom. This presentation will discuss when it is appropriate to use punishment, the types of punishment teachers may use, and how to use punishment effectively.

School-Based Interventions to Address the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth - Presented by Dr. Richard Van Acker

It is estimated that one in five children in the typical general education classroom has a diagnosable mental health disorder. Over half of the people who will develop mental health disorders will show symptoms prior to age 14. Yet most educators and related services personnel have been provided little or no information related to children’s mental health. This presentation will discuss some of the common mental health disorders found in the school-age population and discuss effective approaches to engaging these students within the educational setting. Information will also be provided to assist in the effective management of their challenging behavior – including crisis behavior. Participants will become familiar with the concept of trauma informed care.

Principal’s 100 Club and CHAMPS - Presented by Michael Scaletta

Don't Sell Your Special Education Students Short When it Comes to Writing - Presented by Jan Williams

Registration for this event can be completed at or by sending registration form to: Michael Edwards, 32 Wienold Lane, Springfield, IL 62711. Make checks payable to ILCCBD.

Student Support Services' Mission

Leuwania Baker

Director of Student Support Services
and Special Education

Administrative Assistant
Cathi Marshall

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. However, if you are in need of additional information please call our office at 217-525-3060 for further assistance.