EDUCATION OPTIONS & RESOURCES

"There are many educational options within the state of Illinois for children who are deaf and hard of hearing.  This page should be used as a guide to some of the possible options.  Included are some resources to help you understand what is available.  When it comes to placement options for education, the IEP team must come to an agreed upon placement that helps the student meet the goals written within the IEP.  Be sure to ask your Local School District what potential options are available.  Most importantly understand that placement is not a specified building but the location at which the child's goals, accommodations and modifications can most appropriately be met.  Learn more by clicking on the resources tab and selecting Special Education Resources."

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AG Bell Montessori School houses the AEHI (Alternatives in Education for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals),  program, a private school located in Wheeling which  uses cued speech in their education students who are both hearing and deaf and hard of hearing.

Child's Voice School, a private school located in Wood Dale uses listening and spoken language for students who are deaf and hard of hearing .

The Illinois Service Resource Center is a State Board of Education funded program designed to meet the unique behavioral needs of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind or deaf-blind.

Carle School, a private school located in Champaign/Urbana is a private school which uses listening and spoken language for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Illinois State Board of Education oversees all local education agencies/school districts in the state of Illinois.  They mandate all laws pertaining to educating children with special needs.

The John Tracy Center is a resource for families who have children who are deaf and hard of hearing, they offer online video's and courses designed for children birth to 5.  

Central Institute for the Deaf (CID), a private school located in St. Louis, MO which uses listening and spoken language for students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Illinois School for the Deaf is a state funded residential school in Jacksonville.  ISD welcomes all languages, methods and modalities used by students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

The Philip Rock Center, a state funded school located in Glen Ellyn that meets the special education needs of students who are deaf/hard of hearing and visually impaired.