Flossmoor School District 161 offers a continuum of special education services to children with disabilities.  The Special Education Department coordinates a variety of services so students can reach their maximum potential and achieve success.  The Special Education Department supports students through a variety of services including: Response to Intervention (RtI), Positive Behavior Interventions Supports (PBIS), hospital/homebound, psychological, counseling, social work, nursing, speech and language therapy, vision and hearing itinerant services and transportation.

 Please visit the links listed for additional information.


Robin Latman, Director of Special Education


  • SPEED Parent Academy

    The SPEED Parent Academy will be hosting parent education meetings throughout the school year.  Topics will include communicating with your school, transition into adult services, health services, nutrition, internet safety, and others. 

    WHERE: CEO Center at SPEED

    TIME: 10:00 am. to 11:30 a.m. 

    DATES: January 23, 2019

    February 6, 2019 - This session will have a Spanish Interpreter present - See attachment "Good Shepherd Center"

    March 20, 2019

    April 17, 2019

    May 15, 2019


    RSVP: KathyChvostal at 708-481-6101 ext. 4215

    Special Education
  • 2018-2019 Preschool Screening Dates

    Please call Susan Fox at 708-647-7026 to make an appointment for one of the upcoming screenings or to find out more information about our preschool program.   The screening is free to district residents who have children ages 3 to 5. 

    September 20, 2018

    October 10, 2018

    October 18, 2018

    October 24, 2018

    November 15, 2018

    January 17, 2019

    February 21, 2019

    March 21, 2019

    May 16, 2019

    June 11, 2019

    July 16, 2019

    August 12, 2019

    Special Education
  • SPEED #802 Family Enrichment Program

    The SPEED Family Enrichment Program is a birth to 3 Prevention Initiative Program funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. The goal is to assure school success by providing information and support to at risk families with infants and toddlers.

    FEP provides services to families in SPEED SEJA 802 member school districts, including those in Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Homewood, Matteson, Park Forest and Markham.

    Call (708) 481-6101, ext. 4215  or email: fep@speed802.org  to learn if you are eligible for this free program.

    Special Education

    Children who are 8 years of age and older and receive services through an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) are eligible to participate in the Special Olympics. Flossmoor School District has been participating in Special Olympic events through our Area 7 Special Olympics office. For the past several years we have competed in the individual basketball skills and the spring track & field events. If you would like more information on how to participate please contact the office of Student Support Services at 708-647-7026. 

    Special Education



An important time for a person with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum) to disclose the fact that they have AS is when interacting with a "first responder." If you are an adult or teen with AS, please read the attached flyer to find out the importance of carrying a wallet card.  A cut out wallet card is also made available on the flyer. 

 Autism Wallet Card.pdf  



SPEED Parent Academy Workshops

 SPEED Parent Academy march april may.docx 




Saturday, April 6, 2019 come out and hear speaker Kathy Morris on the topic "Help, what do I do with this child now that we have a diagnosis?"  To register click on the brochure link. 

 2019 Family Conference Brochure-1.pdf 




Director of Special Education
Confidential Associate for Special Education