Parent Resources

Glenbard District 87 Transition Resources for Parents: When students with disabilities transition to life after high school, linking to adult agencies for ongoing support is vital. The process takes a while and requires the advocacy and support of a parent/guardian for years (prior to exiting high school). The Glenbard staff have constructed this resource to help these students and their families navigate the challenging system of adult services. We are dedicated to the positive outcomes for all our students! Please contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about the contents of these pages.

The IEP Process - A Partnership Approach March 17, 2015 Parent Education Night

GPS Parent Series Brochure: The Glenbard Parent Series engages top experts, parents, and school staff to become proactive and informed in pursuit of the mutual goal to strengthen our communities.  Join other parents and professionals to learn about issues facing today’s youth. High school and middle school parents and students, along with educators are encouraged to attend. Programs are free and open to the public.

The Behavior Doctor: Positive Interventions and Effective Strategies: Provides proactive strategies and solutions for behaviors that adults wish to target for change in either their children or the students that they teach.

Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois [2009]:This guide is for parents, teachers, administrators, and others to learn about the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education and related services.  The English version has been revised to incorporate the changes made to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 and the Illinois special education rules and regulations which became effective on June 28, 2007.  The revised Spanish version is still under development.

English Version | Spanish Version

Healthcare for All Kids: Illinois is one of the first states to provide affordable, comprehensive health insurance for every child.

Illinois Autism Training & Technical Assistance Project [IATTAP]:  There is an IATTAP office located in Lombard.  This stie offers a variety of resources related to Pervasive Developmental Disorders such as Autism, Asperger's syndrome. and Rett's Syndrome Childhood Disintegrative Disorders.

Literacy Information and Communication System [LINCS]: The Partnership for Reading was a collaborative effort by three federal agencies to bring the findings of evidence-based reading research to the educational community, families, and others with an interest in helping all people learn to read well.  LINCS now has archives of these free pubications on reading in the areas of early childhood, childhood (K-3), adolescent, and adult.  They also have a variety of other publications of interest.

National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAMI] DuPage County:NAMI DuPage is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nationwide mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the quality of lives of people affected by mental illnesses.  One of the largest and most innovative of 1,200 in the country and 41 in Illinois, NAMI DuPage provides services and programs that offer relief, resources and importantly - hope for recovery - to individuals and families alike.  For more information, either click on the link [National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Dupage County, or call 1.630.752.0066.

National Center for Learning Disabilities:Provides essential information to parents, professionals, and individuals with learning disabilities.

Parent Pals has everything you want to know about special education, including resources, teaching games, tips, and even a dictionary of common terms used in special education.

Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities