About the Center


LADSE is a Special Education Cooperative that serves 15 school districts, 43 schools. We believe that… All students are entitled to a safe, inclusive learning environment where they are respected and valued for their unique talents, experiences, and needs, where appropriate programs and supports result in successful, fulfilling school and life experiences. Evidence-based practices and data-based decisions made through a formal problem-solving process improve student learning and achievement. Timely intervention to address identified needs maximizes the opportunity for student success. Collaborative partnerships among home, school, and community result in positive outcomes. Employing highly-qualified, dedicated staff is essential to achieving positive student outcomes. Quality professional development related to evidence-based practices is necessary to keep the organization fluid and moving toward positive outcomes. Located in LaGrange, www.ladse.org, has a strong network of partnerships with businesses and community organizations that assist students and families in planning towards post secondary goals in employment, post secondary education, independent living and community involvement for each student.

LaGrange Area Department of Special Education (LADSE)
1301 West Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
1 (708) 482-1170