Services

Physical Therapy

School-based physical therapy (PT) is a special education related  service whose primary purpose is to develop the skills and abilities  needed for a student to be successful at school through improved  functional gross motor skills, mobility, and environmental adaptations.    

Occupational Therapy

 School-based occupational therapy is available for students who are  eligible for special education services. Occupational therapists  complete assessments and work with other members of the school-based  team to help determine what is needed for a student to receive a free  appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. 

Speech Language Therapy

 Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP) work with children who have communication problems that affect success in:  Classroom activities, Social interaction, Literacy and Learning.

School Social Work

School Social Workers are a vital part of the total educational team in  school. They work in coalition with teachers, administrators,  counselors, psychologist, nurses, speech pathologists and other staff.  School Social Workers attempt to integrate information from these  sources with the student's overall social, emotional, behavioral and  adaptive functioning in school, at home and within the community to  develop a Whole Child Focus. School Social Workers' unique training and  perspective enables them to understand the interaction of the individual  and his/her environment.

School Psychology

School psychologists have specialized training in both psychology and education. They use their training and skills to team with  educators, parents, and other mental health professionals to ensure that  every child learns in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. School  psychologists understand school systems, effective teaching and successful  learning. Today’s children face more challenges than ever before. School  psychologists can provide solutions for tomorrow’s problems through thoughtful and  positive actions today.

Glassford Center - PRIDE HOUSE

618-265-3267

Students eligible to attend must be receiving services through WOVSED.  


Services provided: 

Independent Living & Development, Vocational Assessment & Development, Social Skills Assessment & Development.


Activities may include:

Rules, Menu Planning & Preparation, Proper Cleaning Demonstrations, Student Interviews, Vocational Assessments, Money Management Activities, Laundry Skills Training, Job Shadowing & Volunteering Activities, Daily Living Skills Training, Healthy/Safe Living Training

Norris City Annex

The Norris City Annex serves students whose needs cannot be adequately met in their home school districts, students who are struggling with emotional  and/or behavioral issues. The primary  focus is to give the students the social and behavioral skills they need to successfully return to  their home schools. There is no predetermined time frame; this can take  anywhere from a few months to several years, depending on the students’  progress and the decisions of the IEP team.      

Preschool Screening

Kid's hands using tablets

The screenings are open to any 3-5 year old child, not yet eligible for  kindergarten.  The purpose of the preschool screening is to assess development in the  areas of vision, hearing, motor, speech, language, cognition and social  functioning.  The preschool screening is designed to assess a child’s  development and assist in identifying children who may require further  evaluation to determine eligibility for special education services or  those who may be eligible for a state-funded preschool program.  The  screening is provided at no cost to families.

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Secondary Transitional Experience Program (S.T.E.P.)

The Secondary Training Experience Program  (S.T.E.P.) is a training/placement program designed to prepare students  with disabilities for transition into employment with optimum community  participation during and after graduation from high school. During  the student's junior and senior year, student will be provided with  customized services that are responsive to the individuals support needs  and learning styles of the student and will include linkages to  education, other agencies and adult services.

Assistive Technology

Children with disabilities sometimes need and are  entitled to special equipment and services to ensure that they have  access to a free and appropriate education (FAPE).  Assistive technology includes both devices and services. 


During the IEP process, assistive technology  must be considered for every child and then provided by districts if  required in a child's IEP to access a free and appropriate public  education (FAPE).

Other Agencies

In addition to the above services, the WOVSED main office in Norris City also houses additional agencies associated with providing services to students and families.

Child and Family Connections #23

Charity Heifner,  Program Manager / LIC Coordinator 1-800-463-2759

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Illinois Special Olympics - Region K

Rhonda Knight  - Director Region K

618-383-4400 


Special Olympics is a global organization that unleashes the human  spirit through the transformative power and joy of sport, every day  around the world. Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit  organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports  for more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and nearly  20,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 with and without intellectual  disabilities. 

Ohio and Wabash Valley Regional Vocational System

 Karen Drage, Director 

 618-378-2274 


The  Ohio and Wabash Valley Regional Vocational System (OWVRVS) develops and  fosters partnerships among schools, between business and education and  between parents, communities and schools that are mutually beneficial. The Fiscal Agent for OWVRVS is the Regional Office of Education #20.