Department of Special Education Overview
The Department of Special Education at Maine Township High School District 207 provides a full continuum of services for students found eligible to receive special education services.  We are committed to provide a supportive environment in which our students with special needs can develop academic, social, emotional, vocational, and life skills.  The department offers a full continuum of services and placements from support in the general education environment to specialized instructional courses, and/or related services.  A significant goal of the Special Education Department is to assist students in becoming independent effective self-advocates.


Maine Township High School District 207 coordinates and maintains specific procedures for referral, placement, and program development. Support and services for all students are provided as outlined within a student’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

Eligibility

Students may qualify for special education services under the following categories:

Autism

Deaf-Blindness

Deafness

Emotional Disability

Hearing Impairments

Intellectual Disability

Multiple Disabilities

Orthopedic Impairment

Other Health Impairment

Specific Learning Disabilities

Speech or Language Impairment

Traumatic Brain Injury

Visual Impairment

*The view the Illinois State Board of Education definitions of the following disability areas click here

Department Structure

Students found eligible for Special Education are serviced within a variety of settings. Services and Placement is determined through a multi-disciplinary conference based on the student’s individual needs. Educational Services and placements may include:

  • Resource (Seminar)
  • General Education with Support (Co-Taught, Supplementary Aids and Services, Teacher Assistants)
  • Specialized Instruction
  • Cross Categorical Specialized
  • Educational Life Skills 
  • Multi-Needs Program
  • Ralph J. Frost Academy (Public Day)
  • Maine Township Transition Program (MTTP 18-22)