RAiSE is a resource association organized to support the educational success of children with special needs and learning disabilities in LaGrange School District 102. Our Mission is to provide education and support to the community in order to ensure that the achievement of children with physical, mental or emotional challenges reflects their full educational potential. To further our mission, we will sponsor informational programs, offer networking opportunities, and provide online resources related to special education.

Who We Support: Parents and other parties interested in Special Education in District 102.  By Special Education we are referring to a broad categorization of students whose educational needs differ from those met by the general education curriculum. 

Goals: RAiSE has been formed to provide the district with resources for both networking and education.  In addition, we intend to promote an ongoing dialog with the district administration regarding special education. 

We believe that each individual child should be given the resources necessary to allow that child to succeed and meet his or her academic potential.  Our organization does not support increasing or decreasing funding for particular groups of students.

Note:  LaGrange School District 102 in Illinois is comprised of the following schools:  Barnsdale Road (Kindergarten campus), Congress Park (K – 6), Cossitt Avenue (K- 6), Forest Road (K – 6), Ogden Avenue (K – 6) and Park Jr. High ( 7 & 8).

  • Meetings and Events

  • RPN: Back-to-School: Managing Parenting Demands On Tuesday, September 13th, we will host our first meeting of the RAiSE Parent Network (RPN) for the 2016-17 school year. This meeting, Back-to-School: Managing the Demands ...
    Posted Sep 7, 2016, 8:30 AM by RAiSE 102
  • Learning to Live More in the Moment On April 12th, the Resource Association in Special Education (RAiSE) will host Erin Leyba, LCSW, Ph.D., for a presentation about how parents can use mindfulness techniques to live more ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2016, 2:39 PM by RAiSE 102
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RAiSE Calendar of Events

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Speech and Language 
An audiofile of a presentation on Identifying and Addressing Speech and Language Challenges in Students by Kathryn Curley, MA, CCC-SLP is available.  To listen to or download this presentation, please click here.
Learning to Listen
A power point file of the presentation on developing cooperation and problem solving skills for young children with special needs is available. Click here to download this file.

Sensory Processing Disorder
An audio file is available for download of th presentation on sensory challenges in children by Kristine E. Yung-Pilat. The presentation is titled: What is Sensory Processing Disorder? How to Help Children with Sensory Challenges. Click here to download this file.
District 102 Special Education Emails:
The Special Education Department has an email distribution list to publish information about events or conferences that might be of interest to families.  For more information about this list, or to sign up, click here.