Special Education Links

For more information about the wide range of public and private special education resources that are helpful to families in Chicago, you can visit the following websites:

Chicago Public Schools Website (CPS) link

  • Office of Diverse Learner Supports + Services, Link
  • For Special Education Pro cess, click on ‘Support s and Services’ tab

Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) link

  • For information on Illinois’ Response to Intervention Grant Program, link

Individuals with Disabilities Education  Act (IDEA) link

  • This site was created to provide a “one-stop-shop ” for resources related to IDEA and its implementing regulations.
  • For information on Individualized Education Program (IEP), link

Wrightslaw link

  • Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

National Center for Learning Disabilities link

  • For Parents tab link takes you to a variety of helpful information including the warning signs of LO, the rights you and your child have, and how you can support your child on the home.
  • NCLD’s comprehensive information center on Individualized Education Program (IEP), link

Special Education Advisor link

  • How to Prepare for an IEP (updated) offers a timeline starting at 90 days before the IEP meeting, link

ComparingIEPs/504s/Rtl  link

 vww.ChiSchoolGPS.com                     312.324.GPS4 (4774)               info@chischoolgps.com

Heartland Alliance link

CMHC – Community Mental Health Center

Mental Health Treatment – City of Chicago/South Side. link

Ecker Center Link

Ben Gordon Center link

Kenneth Young Center link

Metropolitan Family Services – Multiple Locations throughout Chicago Mental Health Counseling link

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois link

Larkin Center link

Other Resources:

Equip for Equality link

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services link

Lupus Foundation of America – Illinois link

Social Services:

 Aspire of Illinois link

Oak Park Township Public Assistance link

Jewish Children and Family Services link

Catholic Charities link


Shelter Locator link

Lazarus House link

FeatherFist link