Special Services

Community High School District 99 is a member of SASED (School Association for Special Education in DuPage County).  Special Education involvement is directed through the local school attendance area.  Procedures for referral and placement are directed by the Counseling and Student Support Services Department.  District 99 and its associated districts in SASED have programs for students age 3 through 21.

Some of the programs offered in the local high schools and/or through SASED, the special education cooperative, are for students eligible as:

  • Cognitively Disabled
  • Deaf-Blind  
  • Other Health Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Autistic
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Emotionally Disabled
  • Physically Impaired
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Traumatic Brain Injured
  • Visually Impaired
  •  Speech & Language Impaired

Placement into any programs/courses is determined at an Eligibility Review where an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is developed to address the need for more intensive instruction.

Students with disabilities who do not qualify for an individualized education program under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 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.  

Questions about identification, assessment, and placement of students should be directed to:

Jorie Burtnette, North Special Service Chair (630-795-8040)
Alyssa Gunderson, South Special Service Chair (630-795-8640)
Lisa Bollow, Director of Special Services (630-795-7114)
Scott Wuggazer, Assistant Superintendent (630-795-7114)

Please visit the Counseling and Student Support Services (CSSS) webpage for questions regarding Section 504 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

North High CSSS Webpage
South High CSSS Webpage


Department Chair
Alyssa Gunderson

Department Administrative Assistants
Mary Kloss
Karen Roney

Department Office
Room D170
630-795-7195 (FAX)

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Alice Freelon

Alternative Intervention Coordinator

Alyssa Gunderson

Special Services Department Chair

Mary Kloss

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Karen Roney

Administrative Assistant II - Special Services

Amy Simler

Faculty-Transition 99 LEA

Kenneth White

In School Intervention Supervisor