Illinois Funding and Support Resources

  • When I am Three, Where Will I Be? - A Parent’s Transition Workbook

    When I’m 3, Where Will I Be? A Family’s Transition Workbook is a product of the Illinois Birth-5 Transition Guidance Committee in collaboration with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Parent liaisons and service coordinators from Child and Family Connections offices, parent representatives, school district personnel and many others contributed to this workbook.

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  • Illinois Student Records Keeper

    This booklet is for you to use to keep important information about your child and his/her special education and related services. It is a companion to Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois. Records play an important role as you plan your child’s education. Dates, people, meetings and reports are important throughout your child’s educational career.

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  • Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois

    This guide is written for parents of children who receive or are suspected of needing special education and related services, teachers, education administrators and professionals, and service providers. Special education and related services are supports and services provided to children with disabilities. Certain procedures must be followed to determine if a child is eligible to receive special education services. Those procedures are written in federal and state laws. Special education laws and procedures can be complicated.

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  • Illinois STAR Net Region III

    Western Illinois University 
    College of Education and 
    Human Services 
    1 University Circle 
    Macomb, IL 61455-1390 
    309-298-1634 
    800-227-7537 
    Fax 309-298-2305

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  • Illinois STAR Net Region I

    Western Illinois University 
    College of Education and 
    Human Services 
    1 University Circle 
    Macomb, IL 61455-1390 
    309-298-1634 x286 
    800-227-7537 x286 
    Fax 309-298-2305

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  • Illinois State Board of Education Parent's Page

    Contains information for parents on topics including early childhood special education, Project CHOICES, parent training, and links to the document A Parent's Guide - The Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities. ** Some Resources available in Spanish **

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