• Parents Guide to Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) English

    This guide is designed to give parents a better understanding of the special education process and your procedural rights and responsibilities so that you will be able to fully participate in the decision-making process regarding your child's education.


    Guía Para Padres del Proceso de Admisión, Repaso y Retiro (ARD) Español

    Este guía esta diseñado para darle un mejor entendimiento del proceso en educación especial y sus derechos procesales y responsabilidades de modo que pueda participar totalmente en el proceso de tomar desiciones en cuanto a la educación de su niño. (introduccion:  April 2016 www.esc18.net copied 10-19-2016)


    Children's Disability Information Coalition

    Since 1989, CDIC has consisted of numerous volunteers, Parents, professionals and other interested persons, who are committed to assist children with disabilities. Our desire is for the children to reach their fullest potential and to become valuable to their community.

    The CDIC's mission is to promote partnerships between parents, professionals, and various agencies to work together to combine resources and to find solutions to problems within the community that are affecting children with disabilities


    Gigi's Playhouse

    GiGi’s Playhouse is a one-of-a-kind achievement center for individuals with Down syndrome, their families, and the community. GiGi’s Playhouse offers more than 30 therapeutic and educational programs that advance literacy, math skills, motor skills and more; all of which are free of charge.

    Programs are created by professional therapists and teachers who generously donate their time and expertise. All programs are based on best practices for learning styles specific to Down syndrome, and customized to ensure individual success. GiGi’s Playhouse serves infants through adults. GiGi’s Playhouse is headquartered in Hoffman Estates, IL; with over 24 locations throughout the United States and Mexico, with more opening soon.