Resources for Students with Disabilities


  • Choices Fair

    The Choices website is a wealth of information on post-secondary planning for students with disabilities and their families. Each fall, a regional post-secondary planning night is held for students with learning differences/disabilities/special needs who are college bound. 

    • The 2023 Choices Fair will be held on October 10, 2023 at Vernon Hills High School. 


    Options Fair
    The Options Fair was established to offer students with special needs and their families an opportunity to meet with colleges and universities as well as agencies that can provide services after high school.

    • The 2023 Options Fair will be held on October 11, 2023 at York High School.  

     


  • Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Support

    Any person, at any age, with a disability or suspected disability, can contact IDHS for educational and/or career support. As part of the applicable programming, high school students may be eligible to receive funding assistance for postsecondary education at technical/trade schools and 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The forms below provide additional information regarding this process and it is recommended that all inquiries be directed to:
     
    Ms. Michele L. Cave, M.S.
    Senior Rehabilitation Counselor
    VR Transition, District 620
    2901 Finley Rd., Suite #109
    Downers Grove, IL 60515
    Michele.Cave@illinois.gov
    (630) 495-0500 main
    (630) 495-0719 direct
    (630) 495-4841 fax