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Welcome to the District 58 Special Services Department!

The Special Services Department provides special education services, as well as preschool screenings and the gold-rated Grove Children’s Preschool program. The department also offers support services for preschool children who may be at-risk for future academic difficulties due to cultural and/or socio-economic factors. Special Services’ goal is to help all children to achieve academically, develop socially and emotionally, and become independent, life-long learners.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act may qualify for services of Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. Questions about the identification, assessment and placement of students should be directed to Jessica Stewart, assistant superintendent for special services, at 630-719-5824.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us by email or phone.

Jessica Stewart, assistant superintendent for special services, 630-719-5824, jstewart@dg58.org (general issues)
Bonnie Osborne, special programs coordinator, bosborne@dg58.org (specific program questions)
Cindy Gilbert, administrative assistant, 630-719-5824, cgilbert@dg58.org (special transportation)
Doris Chlapecka, administrative assistant, 630-719-5800 or dchlapecka@dg58.org (preschool screening scheduling)
Jackelyn Cadard, preschool coordinator, 630-968-0454 or jcadard@dg58.org (preschool questions)