Placement: DUAL ENROLLMENT (IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SCHOOL) IN ILLINOIS

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Nancy: Hello, This year we have chosen Dual Enrollment where my 5th grader with Down Syndrome attends public school and receives full services and instruction in the morning and we work with a private school in the afternoon at home on reading, math and sensory diet. He is in a self-contained classroom. The school district has been very supportive. I don’t know where to find out more information about this so I am ensuring all bases are covered in the IEP, especially if I decided to fully enroll him next year. We are taking it one year at a time. He is making huge gains in reading, auditory processing and math at home. I don’t know what I should be asking and have been unable to get in touch with someone from the ISBE. Thank you!

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Nancy, has your son been evaluated by an individual in the private sector? Perhaps by a child psychologist or clinical psychologist? If he has, the psychologist is a logical person with whom to consult. The private school staff who work with him will have ideas and thoughts about his needs.

We don’t know enough about your son’s present levels of academic achievement, functional performance, or his needs to offer good advice about what you should request. For similar reasons, I doubt an employee with the state DOE will be in a position to help.