EARLY INTERVENING SERVICES (BIRTH-3 YEARS OLD)
The Clearbrook Center (Child and Family Connections, #6) is the agency that screens and evaluates children from birth to age 3 in the Arlington Heights Area. The agency provides evaluation, in-home services, and parent education to infants and toddlers.
1835 W. Central Road, Arlington Heights
Phone: (847) 385-5070
Fax: (847) 385-7260
District 25 is also able to provide limited evaluations for infants and toddlers through its Early Childhood program at Greenbrier School. These evaluations are provided on-site. For more information, please contact Karen Pilli at (847) 398-4211.
EARLY CHILDHOOD (AGES 2 YEARS, 8 MONTHS TO 5 YEARS)
District 25 provides developmental screenings and evaluations for students from ages 2 years, 8 months through 5 years of age (children must turn 5 after September 1 of the current school year to be eligible). Screenings are held throughout the school year at Greenbrier School (2330 North Verde Drive, Arlington Heights, IL). Please contact Karen Pilli at (847) 398-4211 to request a screening date.
Eligibility determination is made based on criteria from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Illinois State Board of Education. More information on the District’s Early Childhood Program can be found here.
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL (AGES 5 YEARS TO 14 YEARS)
Screening and evaluation for students in kindergarten through 8th grade (typically ages 5 through 14 years) are provided at each District 25 school. Parents may request a screening or evaluation through their home school by contacting the principal at the school. Evaluation requests should be made in writing. District 25 does utilize a Response to Intervention model and seeks to put tiered services and supports in place for any student who struggles with academic and/or behavioral needs in the general education environment.
Children receiving home school instruction or attending private or parochial schools located within District boundaries are also eligible for evaluation through the District. Requests for evaluations should be directed to Dr. Peg Lasiewicki, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services at (847) 758-4875 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on evaluations and services for non-public school students can be found here.
The purpose of an evaluation is to determine if a student is eligible for special education services and supports under one of 13 eligibility categories, as defined by the Illinois State Board of Education and the IDEA. If the student has a disability that impacts educational functioning and requires direct services and supports, the student will be eligible for an Individualized Education Plan (IEP).