Special Education Overview

  • In order to meet the needs of all children within District 74, the special education department provides a variety of services for children beginning at the age of three. District 74 employs highly qualified Special Education Teachers, Speech/Language Pathologists, Social Workers and School Psychologists. We provide an extensive continuum of services for children with special needs in conjunction with Niles Township District for Special Education #807. Students are educated in the least restrictive environment. District 74 partners with families to develop plans to meet students’ academic, social, physical, and emotional needs. If you have questions regarding special education in District 74, please contact Jennifer Ruttkay, Director of Special Education at 847-675-8234.

    If you are concerned about your preschool-aged child's development, please make an appointment to attend one of the following NTDSE Developmental Screenings:

    • September 28, 2018
    • October 26, 2018
    • November 16, 2018
    • December 21, 2018
    • January 25, 2019
    • February 22, 2019
    • March 22, 2019
    • April 26, 2019
    • May 10, 2019

     All screenings will be held at Elizabeth Meyer School, 8100 N. Tripp, Skokie. Please call Jackie Thommen at 847-965-9040 ext. 1104 for an appointment.





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    Jennifer Ruttkay
    Director of Special Education