Special Education

Community Consolidated School District 181 provides a free and appropriate public education for all students with disabilities who are eligible and are three years of age and older. District 181 provides programs and appropriate related services for students who have been identified as needing such services in order to have access to and gain benefit from the general education curricula. If you feel that your child may have a disability that is interfering with his/her education, please contact your building Principal or Pupil Services Administrator (PSA).

If you have any questions concerning special education programs and services or concerning the educational rights of students with disabilities, please contact the Department of Learning at (630) 861-4945.

Specialized Programs

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning provides the framework for students to begin their journey to high school, college and career readiness. Ideally, all students begin high school with the ability to manage their own stress, fear, and insecurities. Our caring and supportive staff rely on the use of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) framework to assist students in understanding their difficulties and developing specific strategies to improve Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, and Relationship Skills. Some students, however, have many external and internal factors impacting their success. Program Success is designed to address these factors through the instruction of social emotional skills and academic skill support.

Contact Information

picture of Dana Bergthold

Assistant Superintendent of Student Services
Homeless Liaison

Dr. Dana Bergthold

Administrative Assistant to Special Education
Erica Giuffre

Pupil Service Administrators

Special Education Resource Links

Illinois State Board of Education - Special Education Resources

Screening Dates

Please contact Maggie Maier for availability:

Administrative Assistant
Maggie Maier