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Patrica Jones, who fought to get her son Darion placed in a therapeutic day school, sits with her daughter Joy. Jones waged a similar battle to find a therapeutic placement for Joy, who is now enrolled in Olive-Harvey College. 

Acacia goes to Africa

Failure to Provide a FAPE, Unilateral Graduation & Compensatory Education

Acacia Academy in LaGrange Highlands is dedicated to community outreach and the socialization for their many students. A favorite field trip is to Acacia Academy's own 2 ½ acre Nature Center.

Lissette Cruz thought she had won. She had a court order saying Chicago Public Schools had to place her 13-year-old son in a therapeutic day school to make up for the myriad ways the district had failed him over the years. 

Enrique raced down the sideline with the football tucked tightly under his arm and flags flying from his waistband. A defender dove for one of the flags and missed. Players on the Acacia Academy sideline roared their approval as he tiptoed into the end zone for a touchdown. 

Transition students fill Westmont bowling center for Turkey Bowl (Chicago Tribune)

Students in area transition programs filled Westmont bowling alley Friday to compete for a trophy, socialize and have fun. More than 200 students from 12 different programs for special education high school gathered for the second annual Turkey Bowl at Suburbanite Bowl, at 201 W. Ogden Ave. 


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