Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services 

The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) provides the tools to ensure that all Diverse Learners receive a high-quality public education that prepares students for success.

ODLSS is responsible for student evaluations, creating and monitoring Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and working with schools, staff, and families to fulfill these plans towards greater student development and achievement.

ODLSS uses a data-driven approach to best support the needs of each individual student, and does so in compliance with federal and state regulations regarding special education, including the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

To learn more:

Read about our priorities for this school year: Closing the Achievement Gap and Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities.

If you are the parent of a child with disabilities for whom transportation is provided pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan and your child is experiencing transportation related problems, call (773) 553-2860 for immediate assistance.

For all other questions, you can contact ODLSS in any of the following ways:

42 West Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone (773) 553-1800
Fax (773) 553-1801
Email: odlss@cps.edu

 

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Mission - Our Purpose…

To provide high quality and specially designed instructional supports and services for all diverse learners within their least restrictive environment

Vision - Why we Exist…

To ensure diverse learners receive meaningful and relevant access to grade level core instruction within their neighborhood school, school of choice, or the school closest to their residence

Our Goal…

To improve the academic achievement of all diverse learners in the Chicago Public Schools

Strategic Priorities:

  • Develop a shared community vision and commitment to providing quality instruction and supports to diverse learners
  • Shift focus toward quality instructional learning supports and specially designed instruction to increase achievement
  • Reintegrate students with disabilities from decentralized cluster programs into neighborhood schools or the schools they would attend if not disabled
  • Adopt a regionalized system of network supports and services for diverse learners
  • Execute revenue enhancement opportunities in targeted areas
  • Strengthen our system of support for parents of diverse learners
  • Develop transparency in all operations, procedures and fiscal management

If you are the parent of a child with disabilities for whom transportation is provided pursuant to an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan and your child is experiencing transportation related problems, call (773) 553-2860 for immediate assistance.

Read more about our priorities for SY16-17: Closing the Achievement Gap and Improving Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The Special Education Process…

Please click on the links below to access information on the Special Education Process.

Contact Information

Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services
42 West Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Phone (773) 553-1800
Fax (773) 553-1801
Email: odlss@cps.edu

 

Page Last Modified on Monday, October 03, 2016