Special Education

Students with special needs of many types can benefit from a supportive learning environment that takes into account their unique needs and challenges.

JCFS Chicago offers options for children of all ages who need a more therapeutic preschool or classroom in order to thrive and achieve their greatest potential.

Special Education

Therapeutic Preschool

Virginia Frank Child Development Center

Small, structured and supportive

The Virginia Frank Child Development Center supports young children with emotional and behavioral challenges that may interfere with their success in a traditional preschool or day care setting.

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Knapp School

Knapp School & Yeshiva

A therapeutic learning environment

An engaging curriculum plus low student-to-teacher ratio, positive social interaction, leadership opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities are just a few of the reasons why our Knapp School & Yeshiva is among the best academic environments for children with special needs.

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Therapeutic Yeshiva

Therapeutic Yeshiva

Connecting Judaism with special education

Jewish children with emotional and developmental needs fulfill the mitzvah of learning Torah and continue their Judaic studies in a supportive Jewish day school.

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Legal Advocacy Center

Legal Advocacy Center

Consultation, information, referrals and legal representation

Our attorneys help families understand their rights with regard to special education laws, navigate the eligibility and IEP/Section 504 process, and ensure appropriate services are provided to students with special needs.  

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Specialized Assessments

Specialized Assessments

Autism Spectrum & Other Disorders

Comprehensive testing, diagnosis and treatment plans for children who may have autism spectrum disorders.

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