Resources for Students with Special Needs

We recommend that students with special needs start navigating their post-high school plans as early as possible. The District 214 Transition Workbook can help you through each step of the process.   The Directions College & Career Fair provides information and opportunities for support for sophomores through seniors and their parents.

Admissions and Financial Aid Timeline

  • Write a personal statement and possibly self-disclose the disability

  • Release current psychoeducational testing (as needed)

  • Release documentation of other health-related disabilities

  • Be sure that documentation includes a description of the disability and recommendations

  • Be sure to get copies of your entire special education file, including accommodations, testing assessments, IEP summaries and summary of performances to have in your own personal file after graduation

Directions College & Career Fair: