Special Services

"Ensuring High Levels of Learning for All"

Mission Statement

The Mission of Harvey School District 152 Department of Special Services as it strives toward excellence, is to provide students with disabilities a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE), and develop their roles as responsible citizens in our Global Society.

Harvey School District 152 is committed to providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), from birth through eighth grade.  FAPE means that students who are identified with disabilities will be educated to the maximum extent appropriate, in their least restrictive environment, along with their non-disabled peers. This includes regular education, special education, and alternative placements with the use of additional supports and services if necessary. Special Education and related services are available to meet the unique needs of students and are specifically designed for each student.

The district maintains membership in the ECHO Cooperative which assists the school district in fulfilling its obligation to the district’s students with disabilities by providing a continuum of of special education services. If necessary, students may also be placed in nonpublic special education programs or special education facilities.

The student’s placement can be at their home school or as close as possible to the school that he or she would attend without a disability.

Services provided may include the following:

  • Counseling Services

  • Social Work Services

  • Health Services

  • Psychological Services

  • Specially Designed Instruction

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physical Therapy

  • Vision Services

  • Hearing Services

  • Speech and Language Services

  • Intervention Consultations

  • 504 Accommodations

  • Birth-to-Three Programs