ATTENTION: CPS Parents of Children with Special Needs (Updated Feb 2020)

CPS failed thousands of students in 2016 - 2018!

If your child did not get any of the necessary services stated in these flyers, contact us via email: spedhelp@ilraiseyourhand.org.

UPDATED Feb 22, 2020: 

CPS Announces Universal Enrichment Remedies (UER) a/k/a “compensatory education” plan for students with disabilities who were harmed by its illegal special education practices in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years. You should have received an email dated 2/12/2020 (which you can find here in English and Spanish). On Tues, 2/17,CPS also used robocalls to communicate this information. Basically, CPS will be sending a second letter to the parents of approximately 10,000 students who have been identified by CPS to be automatically eligible for extra services like outside tutoring, social/emotional programs, physical education programs, chrome books, extended school year, reimbursement for wrongly denied bus service, etc. WBEZ has the story here (audio added): Chicago Public Schools To Compensate Special Ed Students Illegally Denied Services

IMPORTANT: Even if you don’t receive a second letter from CPS, it does not mean your child is ineligible for UER. You can ask for a special meeting (an “SSCA meeting”) with CPS to discuss how you think your child was harmed and what CPS can do to make up for it. We will post further information about the special meeting process as soon as we get it from CPS so check back with us.

Read more about the ISBE Inquiry into CPS special education here

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