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Vision and Hearing Services

Programs for the Visually Impaired
District 62 provides itinerant vision services to students with sight impairments. Teachers of the Visually Impaired and Orientation & Mobility Specialists serve students according to their individual needs and severity of the vision conditions.

To learn more, please write to Elizabeth Abelson.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program
The Northwest Suburban Special Education Organization (NSSEO) Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program serves students who are deaf and hard of hearing ages birth to 21, who reside within 45 local school districts in the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.  A full continuum of educational options is available to students who are eligible for specialized educational programs and services due to the impact of a hearing loss.  District 62 houses several instructional classes for children who are deaf or hard of hearing at Forest School.

To learn more, please write to Maureen Henry and Rachele Dadouche-Nowak

Student Services Staff

Ellen Swanson, Ph. D.
Assistant Superintendent of Student Services (847) 824-1159

Margarite Beniaris
Director of Student Services & Westerhold ELC

Erica Cupuro
Student Services Coordinator

Kristan Krupinski
Student Services Coordinator

Stacy LaMarca
Student Services Coordinator

Rose Slivka
Student Services Coordinator

Jeanine Creviston
Administrative Assistant to the Department of Student Services

Lisa Fitzpatrick
Administrative Assistant to the Department of Student Services

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Leon Smaage
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777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281