Special Education Services in Lake Bluff

Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 provides a full continuum of special education and related services to students with disabilities in accordance with state and federal laws.  Students who receive special education services have one or more disabilities that adversely affect their educational functioning and, therefore, require specialized instruction.  Illinois schools are able to identify and serve children with disabilities under the following categories:

  • Autism
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Deafness
  • Developmental Delay (for children ages 3-9 years old)
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Intellectual Impairment
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Other Health Impairment
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech/Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual impairment

It is important to note that not all students with a disability will be eligible for special education services and it is up to a team of people, including the parents/guardians to determine eligibility and need for special education services. 

Availability of Related Service Logs 

Students with disabilities may receive related services as part of their individual education programs (IEPs). Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65 will maintain related service logs that record the type and number of minutes of the related service(s) administered to such students. Copies of any related service logs will be available to parents/guardians at their child’s annual review IEP meeting. Parents/guardians of students with disabilities may also request copies of their child’s related service logs at any time.

Students Who Are Not Eligible Under IDEA

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, may qualify for services under 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 Dr. Kevin Rubenstein, Director of Student Services, Technology, & Assessment at 847-234-9400.