Parent Resources

NEW Section 504 Parent Information

D64 is pleased to provide a new version of our 504 manual especially for families. The manual was created to be shared publicly for the first time in 2019-20 to clearly identify the processes and procedures related to the District’s 504 plan. It is hoped this manual will be helpful to families whose students may qualify for 504 services by offering an easy to understand summary of what may be expected. 

Informational program on 504 process, parent rights 

Park Ridge-Niles School District 64 held an information session on September 17, 2019 for parents on the recently updated 504 processes parent handbook at Roosevelt School's Learning Resource Center. View the presentation here.

Service logs available for parents/guardians of children with disabilities

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the District must provide students with disabilities with appropriate special education and related services to address their educational needs. If your student receives related services from the District through their Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) document, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, social  work, nursing services, and speech and language therapy, you may request copies of related service logs developed and maintained by the District for your child. These related service logs include information regarding the type and duration of related services administered to your child. If you have any questions regarding your child’s special education services, please contact Dr. Lea Anne Frost, Director of Student Services.

Resources from ISBE

Many excellent resources are available from the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). District 64 joins with ISBE in affirming that parents can positively impact their children’s learning and healthy development, and that when families, schools and communities partner together, schools thrive and students benefit. 

  • Visit the ISBE's Special Education & Support Services - Resources for Parents website here
  • Or, view this ISBE publication directly: Parent's Guide - Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois (June 2009 - PDF

District 64 Special Education Parent Group

District 64 in spring 2018 created a parent support group focused on the needs of families receiving special education assistance.  Find out more about the parent group meetings and events here.

Materials from the May 2018 workshop conducted by noted behavior consultant Alice Belgrade, called“Teach, Don’t Punish” - Behavior Change in Children with Learning Differences," are available on the Parent Group webpage, too!

Facilitated IEP Training

District 64 utilized this presentation during the January 23 and 24, 2019 training sessions offered to parents. 

Parent Workshops

Noted behavior consultant Alice Belgrade conducted a parent workshop on March 5, 2019 on strategies for toilet training children. Here are the resource materials she shared with parents: