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Illinois Council for Exceptional Children
Guidelines & Eligibility Requirements
- The applicant shall be an Illinois resident with verification of disability who is in need of financial assistance for transition from high school to employment (job coach, transportation, etc.).
- The applicant must submit the following:
- A copy of their official high school transcript
- A copy of Individual Education Plan (IEP), indicating the student will be graduating from special education program. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ENTIRE IEP.
- A letter of recommendation from his/her special education case manager describing the student’s post-secondary transition needs.
- A letter of recommendation from his/her current employer.
- Deadline for the application is Monday, March 19, 2018.
ILLINOIS COUNCIL FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN
Deadline: Monday, March 19, 2018
Name of Applicant: _____________________________________________________
street city state zip
Home Phone: (____) ___________________
Name of High School: _______________________________________________________________________
street city state zip
Date of Graduation: ______________________
2. Extra-curricular Activities, Volunteer Jobs, Community Involvement
Activity Position Held/Type of Involvement Date of Participation
3. Type of employment you plan to pursue after high school:
4. Work Experience
Employer JobTitle/Responsibilities Dates of Employment
5. Statement of Need (describe why applicant needs this financial assistance)
6. Please attach the following: (Use this as a checklist. If any of these items are missing it will impact the consideration of the applicant’s application).
______ Official transcript
_____ Evidence of high school enrollment in a special education program
(do not send entire IEP)
_____ Letter of recommendation from special education teacher
_____ Letter of recommendation from the student’s current employer
If you have questions or comments please contact E. Paula Crowley at 309/438-8702 (W)
Please send the completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or via U.S. mail to:
- Paula Crowley, Ph.D.
Illinois State University
Department of Special Education
Campus Box 5910
Normal, IL 61790-5910