Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential
We have an unwavering, compassionate commitment to providing hope – for students, families, districts, communities and each other. We provide hope by helping students learn the skills they need to become more independent. The ChanceLight Program serves students with an IEP for an emotional disability, learning disability, autism, other health impairment, speech/language impairment, and/or multiple disabilities.
This Therapeutic Day School Program provides services for students who struggle in a standard academic setting and who may have fallen behind due to emotional, behavioral or social skill challenges. In addition to core academic instruction, the Therapeutic Day School classroom offers individual and group counseling, behavior supports, social skills instruction and academic assistance per a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a separate setting.
ChanceLight is an approved provider by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).
Our Educational Methods
Our program uses evidence-based instructional practices based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – the most effective method to teach socially meaningful behaviors and reduce challenging ones. We use the framework Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a schoolwide application of ABA.
In addition to PBIS, the following instructional practices are used:
- Ongoing academic assessment and progress monitoring to inform instruction
- Remediation of skill deficits
- Instruction on grade-level learning standards
- Evidence-based social skills instruction
- Individualized and/or small group counseling (per student IEP)
- Credit recovery and recoupment to get students back on track with their cohort
- Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Individual Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
Our program integrates comprehensive mental health services to promote mental wellness for all students and identifies and addresses problems before they escalate or become chronic. Depending on the age of the student, transition education is provided which promotes employment and career development by helping students acquire college and career readiness skills.
Our Partnerships in Illinois
ChanceLight operates other programs in Illinois and is an approved provider by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to serve students with an IEP for an emotional disability, learning disability, autism, other health impairment, and/or multiple disabilities.