OLCHS Special Education Department exists to...
- Facilitate student success in the least restrictive environment
- Foster and promote self advocacy skills while addressing learning differences
- Prepare students to become productive members of society
Oak Lawn Community High School has varying levels of support to meet student needs ranging from off-campus programs through supports in the general education classroom. It is always the goal of the Special Education Department to place students in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). Mostly all of the curriculum and instruction in our self-contained settings mirror that of their general education counterparts. Special Education services are available to students who have been identified in the one of the following categories; Intellectual Disability, Orthopedic Impairment, Specific Learning Disability, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Deafness, Deaf-Blindness, Speech/Language, Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairment, Autism, or Traumatic Brain Injury.