Our Kankakee Chapter of the Autism Society has partnered with the Kankakee Public Library to purchase books, movies, magazines, etc., on the subject of autism. Below is a list of the some of the books available.
-Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding, and Teaching Children with Asperger’s
-Autism Cookbook: 101 Gluten Free and Allergen Free Recipes
-Cutting Edge Therapies for Autism
-Different, Not Less
-Early Start for Your Child with Autism: Using Everyday Activities to Help Kids Connect, -Communicate and Learn
-Full Life With Autism
-Helping Children with Autism Spectrum Conditions Through Everyday Transitions
-Party Planning for Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum: How to Avoid Meltdowns and Have fun!
-Practical Guide for Teachers of Students with an Autism Spectrum
-Siblings of Children with Autism: A guide for Parents and Professionals
-Teaching Play to Children with Autism
-Temple Grandin: how the girl who loved cows embraced autism and changed the world
There are many more titles available. Stop by the Kankakee Public Library to check them out. You need only a library card from your home library.
Board Policy 6:120
It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are disabled within the definition of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act are identified, evaluated and provided with appropriate educational services.
The School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the school. The term “children with disabilities” means children between ages 3 and the day before their 22nd birthday for whom it is determined that special education services are needed, except those children with disabilities who turn 22 years of age during the school year are eligible for special education services through the end of the school year. It is the intent of the school to ensure that students with disabilities are identified, evaluated, and provided with appropriate educational services.
A copy of the publication “Explanation of Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Students with Disabilities” may be obtained from the Student Support Services office.
Inquiries regarding identification, assessment and placement of children in our District should be directed to:
Director of Special Education
555 West Cook Street
Manteno, IL 60950
Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program, as required by the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and implementing provisions of this Illinois law, may qualify for services under Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 if the student (i) has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, (ii) has a record of a physical or mental impairment, or (iii) is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment. For further information, please contact the Director of Special Education (see above).
- Autism Society of America
- Autism Speaks
- Autism through Sesame Street
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Cerebral Palsy Group
- Cerebral Palsy Guide
- Child and Family Connections
- Estate planning for your child's future
- Illinois Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (IPADD)
- Illinois ABLE Brocure - Savings for People with Disabilities
- Iroquois-Kankakee Regional Office of Education
- ISBE Special Education and Support Services
- National Autism Center- Family Resources
- Options Center for Independent Living
- Procedural Safeguards
- Signs of Mental Health Symptoms, Prevention & Pandemic Fatigue
- Special Olympics Illinois
Recognizing that recreational and leisure activities are important in developing a well-rounded individual, Manteno Schools have chosen to be involved in the Special Olympics program. Special Olympics Illinois “provides sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.” Manteno’s participation began in the spring of 2009 with Track & Field; Basketball Skills was added in the winter of 2013.
Participation among students age 8 – high school is voluntary. Manteno Special Olympians train under volunteer coaches and participate in Area 8 qualifying competitions. The Basketball Skills competition takes place in January with the State competition in March on the campus of Illinois State University. Track & Field competition is in May with State qualifiers moving on to the Summer Games at ISU in June.
Special Olympics Oath:
"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."