Our team is here to assist you with answering any of your questions, and putting your mind at ease!
Director of Student Services
Early Childhood Educational Consultant
Dr. Elaina Beach
Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
Special Education Teacher- Non-Public Schools
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Teacher for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Teacher for the Blind and Low Vision
Notice of Parent Rights
As the parent of a child who has or may have a disability, the state and federal laws give you certain rights – called procedural safeguards. If you would like a more detailed explanation of these rights, you should contact the principal of your child’s school, a school administrator, the special education director, or any of the resources listed on the last page of this notice of procedural safeguards, or notice of parent rights.
A copy of this Notice must be given to parents once each year and upon:
- Initial referral or parent’s request for evaluation
- Filing of the first complaint during the school year
- Filing of the first due process hearing during the school year
- The date the school decides to take disciplinary action that constitutes a change of placement, including removal to an interim alternative educational setting for weapons, drugs, or serious bodily injury
- Parent’s request.
If you are concerned that your child is not meeting their developmental milestones, the following resources can help you to understand what steps should be taken in order to begin the special education testing process.
Developmental Disability Services provides wonderful opportunities for individuals and families to connect with community resources and support the goals of individuals with disabilities.
A Transition happens when a student who receives special education services exits school and enters adult life. This is a gradual process that takes teamwork and planning over time. You are invited to view our Transition Manual to assist in guiding you through this process.
Please click the link below for Social-Emotional and Behavioral Resources for the Home.
Click below for resoures and activities to get your child moving at home.
Activities for the Home
The IDOE recently shared the fourth video of a series designed to help parents. We hope you find this video helpful in working with your students at home. Please use the link below to view the video.
The Speech and Language Pathologists of Sunman-Dearborn Community Schools have created a website filled with resources and helpful tools. Please check out their website below!
Speech & Language Services