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:

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 questions around special education services, please contact the school level assigned district representative.

Diverse Learners Parent Advisory Council
Consejo Consultivo--Padres de Estudiantes de Aprendices Diversos

If you are interested in becoming a member of this group, we welcome you to complete the Parent Advisory Interest Form. We thank you for your interest and for your involvement in our mutual goal of ensuring continued success for all students in the City of Chicago.

Contact us:

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

Page Last Modified on Wednesday, February 21, 2018