Special Services

Parent Letter

December 15, 2014

Parents: Please click the link below to read an important letter regarding accommodations available for upcoming PARCC assessments.

Letter to Parents Regarding PARCC Test Accommodations

Welcome to Special Services

Welcome to the District 158 Special Services web page.  This page will provide you with information regarding the special education process, related services available to the students of District 158, the programs District 158 offers students with special needs, helpful parent communication, and other resource links.

As we move into “IEP season” feel free to contact our department at anytime at specialservices@district158.org with any questions or concerns.  Our staff is dedicated to providing the best services possible to all children with special needs.  Please let us know how we are doing by filling out the IEP survey here or provided at your most recent meeting and returning it to your child’s case manager at your earliest convenience.

Transition Services

Transition Services begin when a student with a disability turns the age of 14 1/2 in Illinois. In District 158, once stduents enter 8th grade they begin receiving transition services and have a transition plan as a part of their annual IEP.

Click here to learn more about Transition Services.

L.I.G.H.T. Program

Life Instruction Guiding Huntley Transition (LIGHT) is an 18-21 transition program for students who have completed their graduation requirements, but delayed acceptance of their high school diploma.

LIGHT is a tiered program that provides an opportunity for students to work toward their desired post-secondary goals, while providing necessary training for future employment. Students are placed in quality learning experiences in a non-traditional high school setting.

Click here to learn more about the District’s L.I.G.H.T. Program.

Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)

District 158 special education parents meet quarterly with staff, administration and Board of Education members to collaborate through partnership to enhance the special education services in District 158.

Click here for our 2014-15 meeting dates and topics

IEP Satisfaction Survey

District 158 Special Education Programs Flow Chart

What to Expect at Your Meeting for:

Domain Review Staffings Brochure
Elibility Staffings Brochure
Individual Education Plans (IEP) Brochure

Related Services

Adaptive PE
*  Assistive Technology
*  Autism Itinerants
Hearing Itinerants
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Occupational Therapists
* Physical Therapists
* Psychologists
* Social Workers
* Speech / Language Pathologists
Vision Itinerants

Resources for Parents

Seminars, workshops, presentations, classes, fund raisers and more offered by the following agencies/organizations.

  • Sibshops for siblings of kids with special needs
    Sponsored by
    Options & Advocacy of McHenry County
  • Social Connections
  • McHenry County Mental Health Board
  • Family Alliance
  • Senior Services Associates, Inc.
  • Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center
  • Mental Health Court Association of Illinois
  • Jail Brakers

Response to Intervention (RtI)

RtI Frequently Asked Questions

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS Information

Special Education Review Report

Your Child’s Transition from Preschool to Kindergarten

Our Staff