District Office 310 E. James St. • Barrington, IL 60010

special services

Barrington Community Unit School District 220 offers a full continuum of special education and related services to children ages 3-21, who meet specific eligibility requirements. We are committed to providing services in the least restrictive environment. We offer the following services:

*Speech and Language

*Occupational Therapy

*Physical Therapy

*Psychological/Social Work Services

*Hearing Itinerants

*Assistive Technology (AT)

*Vision Itinerants

*Adaptive Physical Education

*Academic Support

*Nursing

 Barrington District 220 provides consultative services, resource services and instructional level services at all age levels. We have Instructional Cross-Categorical classrooms that focus on students with academic needs, social-emotional needs, multiple needs, and needs that may fall on the Autism Spectrum. These services are available to students at all levels if it is needed. All service decisions are team driven. 
 
The goal of special education and related services is to support each child and address their individual needs. An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is developed in collaboration with parents, general education teachers, and special service staff on a yearly basis minimally.
 
If you, as a parent, have concerns about your student's progress or information about an IEP, please contact either your student's school team or the Special Services Department at 847-842-3507.
 
Below are some links that may be helpful.  The Special Education Department provides links to other websites only as a convenience for persons who visit our website.  Our agency does not guarantee the accuracy or propriety of any information, offered services, or products contained in any website linked directly or indirectly to ours.  Therefore, reasonable efforts should be made to verify information and check out services or product offerings contained in any website.
Useful Websites

Illinois State Board of Education Website

 
 
Illinois Student Records Keeper - For Parents of Students Who Receive Special Education Services
 

Extended School Year (ESY)

 Additional downloadable forms and resources are available on our resources page

 
 
SPECIAL EVENT INFORMATION
2014-2015 School Year
 
 Parent Transition Meeting
February 25, 2015
6:30-7:30
BMS-Prairie Media Center

Come and listen to 220 staff describe the process of transitioning students with special needs from the elementary setting to the middle school setting and from the middle school setting to the high school setting.  This event is for parents only.  Please RSVP tp Laura Pawlak at
 
Early Childhood Parent Transition Meeting
January 28, 2015
6:30-7:30pm
Early Learning Center

Come and listen to 220 staff describe the process of transitioning students with special needs from the Early Childhood program to the elementary setting.  This event is for parents only.  Please RSVP to Laura Pawlak at lpawlak@barrington220.org
 
Directions - Post-Secondary Planning 
September 30, 2014
6:00-8:00PM
Forest View Educational Center
2121 S. Goebbert Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
 
The Northwest Educational Council for Student Success, consisting of District 211, District 214, Barrington 220 Community Unit School District and Harper College, is hosting “Directions,” a Post-Secondary Planning Night for Students with Special Needs.  For the sixth year in a row, the fair will be held at the Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.  Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 30, 2014..

This evening is dedicated to assisting families as they begin their investigation into the many post-secondary opportunities available to their son/daughter with special needs.  Representatives from various schools and programs will be available to distribute literature and discuss their programs in detail.  In addition to speaking with representatives, break out sessions will be provided for parents and students to obtain more detailed information about the various options for students after high school.  

Attendees will receive a compiled directory that categorizes colleges/programs/universities offering various levels of support for students with disabilities.
Please visit our committee webpage at http://www.d214.org/directions  for more information.  There is no need to RSVP to this event.
 
TEACCH In the Home
August 12, 2014 6:30-7:30
Early Learning Center
Family Center
 
 
Come and here Dr. Gary Mesibov discuss ways to use the structured teaching process in the home with student who fall on the autism spectrum.  This informal problem solving session is a great way to learn about the TEACCH methods.  For more information or to RSVP, please email Laura Pawlak at lpawlak@barrington220.org
 
 
 
2013-2014 School Year

Tranportation Night
February 20, 2014
6:30-8:30pm
Barrington High School
Outside Conference Room-Special Services Department

Come and learn about the options for transportation when a student with a disability transitions out of the public school system.  Representatives from Pace and Metra will be present to answer questions and help emerging adults with disabilities and their families navigate the confusing world of transportation.  Please contact Lyndsay Palach at 847-842-3498 or lpalach@barrington220.org if you have any questions.

Parent Transition Meeting
February 19, 2014
6:30-7:30
BMS-Prairie Media Center

Come and listen to 220 staff describe the process of transitioning students with special needs from the elementary setting to the middle school setting and from the middle school setting to the high school setting.  This event is for parents only.  Please RSVP tp Laura Pawlak at lpawlak@barrington220.org

Early Childhood Parent Transition Meeting
Janurary 22, 2014
6:30-7:30pm
Early Learning Center

Come and listen to 220 staff describe the process of transitioning students with special needs from the Early Childhood program to the elementary setting.  This event is for parents only.  Please RSVP to Laura Pawlak at lpawlak@barrington220.org

Directions Post-seconday Fair
October 1, 2013
6-8:30pm at Forest View Educational Center in Arlington Heights.
For more information Click Here : Directions 2013 Flyer
 
 Assistive Technology Workshops
Parents are welcome to attend! Please e-mail Kelly Key, kkey@barrington220.org , to RSVP to any of the trainings below.
(Please continue to re-visit our website for an updated list of workshops)

September 23rd - SOLO Write Outloud and Co:Writer 4:00-6:00 @ Countryside School
September 30th - SOLO Draftbuilder and Readoutloud 4:00-6:00 @ Countryside School
TEACCH In the Home
The TEACCH In the Home Program has been cancelled due to lack of RSVPs
Please contact Laura Pawlak if you have any questions at lpawlak@barrington220.org
 
Come and here Dr. Gary Mesibov discuss ways to use the structured teaching process in the home with student who fall on the autism spectrum.  This informal problem solving session is a great way to learn about the TEACCH methods.  For more information or to RSVP, please email Laura Pawlak at lpawlak@barrington220.org