Mission: The Specialized Student Services department exists to provide a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the District, as required by the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act. The department includes Special Education, 504 Plans, and Health Services.
The U-46 Special Education Department believes a cooperative effort between parents and school is necessary to provide the most beneficial programs and services for students. Parents are encouraged to contact their children’s teachers and building administration with any questions or concerns related to the programs and services provided. School service team staff and supervisors are also available to assist parents and students. The Special Education staff is committed to working with parents to provide a positive, productive learning environment for students.
District U-46 maintains a full continuum of special education instructional programs, resource programs and related services options based on the nature and degree of the intervention needed for students.
The School District U-46 full continuum ranges from least to most restrictive options as specified below:
Our Team of Directors
Director of Specialized Student Services: Dr. Leatrice Satterwhite
Assistant Director of Specialized Student Services - Compliance: Amanda Leatherby
Assistant Director of Specialized Student Services - Curriculum & Instruction: Alicia Fabianczyk
Assistant Director of Specialized Student Services - Operations: Christopher Sanzeri