TITLE 89: SOCIAL SERVICES
CHAPTER IV: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
SUBCHAPTER f: EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES
PART 751 DEFINITION OF TERMS
SECTION 751.10 DEFINITIONS
Section 751.10 Definitions
"Associate Director" – means the Associate Director of the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Rehabilitation Services (ORS).
"Consent" – means permission of the parent(s) after being informed of all necessary information.
"Days" – unless otherwise specified, means days when school is officially conducted during the regularly established school year.
"DHS" – means the Illinois Department of Human Services and does not include any contractor, grantee, nominee agency or service provider.
"Individualized Education Program (IEP)" – a written statement for a student that provides at a minimum a statement of: the student's present levels of educational performance; annual goals and short-term instructional objectives; specific special education and related services; the extent of participation in the basic special education program; the projected dates for initiation of services; anticipated duration of services; appropriate objective criteria and evaluation procedures; and a schedule for annual determination of short-term objectives.
"Least Restrictive Environment" – means, to the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities are educated with children without disabilities. Special classes, separate schooling or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability requires that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.
"Local School District" – means the district in which a student and/or parent resides.
"Multidisciplinary Conference" – means a deliberation among appropriate persons, considering the least restrictive environment, for the purpose of determining eligibility for special education, developing recommendations for special education programming, reviewing educational progress, or considering the modification, continuation or termination of enrollment in the State School for an individual student.
"Non-academic Activities" – means activities relating to the students' social and recreational needs (e.g., sports, clubs, and student council).
"Parent" - means the natural, surrogate or adoptive parent or legal guardian of the person or student.
"Parent Counseling and Training" – means assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child and providing parents with information about child development.
"Personal Representative" – means an individual who has been designated by the student or parent to serve as a representative during an appeal procedure.
"Psychological Evaluation" – means an evaluation of the student's functioning in the cognitive, psychomotor, social/emotional, and academic achievement or aptitude areas using appropriately validated formal and informal tests and evaluation material.
"Reevaluation" – means a series of diagnostic procedures that are performed in accordance with 89 Ill. Adm. Code 795 for the purpose of determining a student's continued eligibility for enrollment at the State School.
"Related Services" – means the developmental, corrective, and other supportive services that are required to assist a student to benefit from special education. Such services include: speech pathology and audiology, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, early identification and assessment of disabilities in children, counseling services, and medical services for diagnostic or evaluation purposes. The term also includes transportation, school health services, social work services, and parent counseling and training.
"Secretary" – means the Secretary of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
"Special Education" – means those instructional and related services, unique materials, physical plant adjustments, and other spional facilities, provided by the State School to meet the unique needs of students, that may modify, supplement, support, or are in the place of the standard educational program of the public schools. The term includes speech pathology and vocational education.
"State Board" – means the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE)
"State School" – means one of the three residential schools operated by DHS: Illinois Center for Rehabilitation and Education-Roosevelt (ICRE-R), the Illinois School for the Deaf (ISD), or the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired (ISVI).
"Student" – means a person attending, or making application for admission to, one of the State Schools. All references to "student" include the parent or guardian unless the student is 18 years of age or over, in which case it refers to the student only.
"Superintendent" – means the Superintendent of a State School or an individual designated by the Superintendent to serve on his/her behalf.