Special Education

Department Contact

Jaime Petras, Technical Assistance Supervisor for MMS and Roy School 847-455-3143 X 1492
Bree Ana Shanas, Technical Assistance Supervisor for Westdale, Scott, and MECC 847-455-3143 X1456

What We Do

Mannheim District 83's Special Education Department provides supports and services to students with disabilities, between preschool and 8th grade, so that they can derive educational benefit from the curriculum and make continuous progress toward meeting individual goals and State Standards. The District’s beliefs, vision, and mission drive all programs and services.

Special Education Services Provided

  • Speech and Language: pull out or push in services for children with identified deficits in language, articulation or speech
  • School Psychologist: assessments, development of behavioral plans, assist with problem solving
  • Social Work: assist with social emotional needs of students
  • Occupational/Physical Therapy: push in services for children with identified deficits in gross/fine motor, sensory modulation, bilateral integration and postural-occular movements
  • Resource, Co-Teaching, and Self Contained classrooms for students with identified special education needs.
  • CCORE programs ( in partnership with LASEC)
  • LASEC PreSchool Screeening: Children are individually evaluated in the areas of readiness, speech and language, gross and fine motor, as well as social development. Each child also receives a vision and hearing screening. The purpose of the preschool screening is to identify areas which could potentially interfere with a child’s success in school. If results indicate the need for a more extensive evaluation, the school district will contact the parents.For the pre-school screening flyer please click on the link below:
    English Version | Polish Version | Spanish Version

Parent Rights

Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois is a document, developed by the Illinois State Board of Education for parents and others to learn about the educational rights of children who have disabilities and receive special education services.