Contact the EIASE Associate Director assigned to your district.
The Associate Director will conduct at least one student observation.
A Progress IEP meeting will be conducted with necessary IEP team members and Associate Director. Additional factors the team must consider are:
Student must be eligible for special education services for at least 6 months
An FBA and BIP must be implemented for a minimum of one quarter (9 weeks)- data will include 3 baseline data points for target and replacement behavior, and 8 data points for target and replacement behavior AFTER intervention has begun
If the IEP team determines TLC might be an appropriate placement option, the Associate Director will contact the district principal and TLC principal. The TLC principal will conduct a student observation.
After the TLC principal completes the observation, a file review will be conducted with home school staff, TLC principal, TLC social worker, TLC teacher, and Associate Director
Once the file review has been completed, the home school district will schedule an IEP meeting to determine placement. TLC principal, social worker/counselor, and teacher will be invited
“IEP goals should be written before a decision is made on placement. Goals should be written to support the student’s needs. They should not be written to reflect the services available in a specific placement.”
- ISBE Parent Guide to Special Education p. 61
The TLC placement process will be managed by EIASE Associate Directors, not the TLC Principals. Please do not contact the TLC Principal directly to discuss potential placements. In the event that a district needs a placement process other than what is outlined above, contact the EIASE Executive Director.
For Students Currently Being Served in a Residential Facility Who are Returning Home
When the district is notified that there is a student who will be returning from a residential setting, the district contact person should call the Associate Director to notify them. If there is space available in the TLC program, the TLC Principal will call the district contact person to schedule a file review. This meeting should include TLC staff, Associate Director, district contact person, and the residential facility staff person. Once the file review has been conducted, and it is determined that TLC might be an appropriate placement for the student, an IEP meeting to determine placement will be scheduled between the TLC principal, district contact person, residential facility staff person, and the Associate Director. The residential facility will write the IEP, and changes can be made at the IEP meeting.