Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential
The ChanceLight Program offers an instructional program for students in Pre-K through 8 who have a current Individual Education Plan (IEP). We provide a specially designed instructional program for students identified with emotional/behavioral disabilities (EBD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) that allows them to develop academically, socially and behaviorally.
The ChanceLight Program classrooms are designed with the understanding that all students can succeed can make progress if their educational and behavioral needs are met in an appropriate and supportive environment. The program uses evidence-based practices to build a positive, respectful culture that promotes social and academic success, and we provide training to families regarding behavior support and social skills.
Our Educational Methods
The ChanceLight Program is grounded in 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
- Direct instruction for remediation of skill deficits
- Direct instruction on grade-level learning standards
- Evidence-based social skills instruction
- Individualized and/or small group counseling (per student IEP)
- Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) and Individual Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)
- Related services (i.e., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy [per student IEP])
The ChanceLight Program provides a comprehensive curriculum based on state standards combined with evidence-based instruction, engaging technology and academic accommodations. Social skills instruction is integrated throughout the day and provided to teach appropriate interpersonal communication skills., self-discipline and problem-solving skills. Our therapeutic program provides comprehensive mental health services to promote mental wellness for all students and identifies and addresses problems before they escalate or become chronic.
We also offer training to families regarding behavior support and social skills.
Our Community Relationships
ChanceLight recognizes the importance of the community in educating students. We work closely with the community to provide students additional social, emotional and behavioral support.
Benefits for families will include:
- Expanding the scope of academic, behavioral, social and emotional support services
- Reducing the distance students travel for services
- Improving students’ ability to become more effective managers of their own behavior in school, at home and in the community
- Working directly with the school district to design and customize and education program to meet their child’s needs.
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.