Education and Training Services

The Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services offers three residential education and outreach programs for children with disabilities. Our Next Steps program trains parents to plan, advocate, and identify resources for their child with a disability. Any Illinois resident who meets the age and disability criteria can attend the residential schools.

Our educational programming includes extra-curricular activities, vocational rehabilitation and transition services, vocational education classes, training in daily living skills, orientation and mobility skills, and independent living skills.

Any Illinois resident whose child has a disability can participate in Next Steps. Local school districts, professionals and parents can make referrals for children to attend.