Special Education and Student Services

The Chicago Math and Science Academy welcomes students of all ability levels. We offer a continuum of services for students with disabilities in their Least Restrictive Environment. Special Education services are provided in compliance with local, state and federal laws and policies. Student’s whom receive specialized services will be provided the supports and services as listed within their Individualized Education Plan while in attendance at CMSA.

Disability Categories:

  • Autism;
  • Deaf-Blindness;
  • Deafness;
  • Emotional Disturbance;
  • Hearing Impairment;
  • Intellectual Disability;
  • Multiple Disabilities;
  • Orthopedic Impairment;
  • Other Heath Impairment;
  • Specific Learning Disability;
  • Speech or Language Impairment;
  • Traumatic Brain Injury; or
  • Visual Impairment.

If you have specific concerns or questions regarding your child’s specialized services, please contact Ms. Brkljacic, the school Case Manager, at Brkljacic@CMSAOline.net or 773-761-8960


Policy and Laws:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/

Americans with Disabilities Act: https://www.ada.gov/

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act: https://www.dol.gov/oasam/regs/statutes/sec504.htm


What is the difference between IDEA and ADA with IEP and 504 students? http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html


Parent Resources:

US Department of Education– Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services



Illinois State Board of Education– Special Education Programs



Chicago Public Schools– Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services



Concept Schools – Special Education Department



Procedural Safeguards: Updated July 2017