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Documents for Parents and Guardians
Welcome to the MPSED website's "Documents for Parents" page. Here, you will find a range of important resources available in PDF format for your convenience. These include MPSED documents, as well as those provided by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). We understand the significance of parent rights, so we have included information on PUNS (Prioritization for Urgency of Need for Services) and ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience). Additionally, we offer comprehensive materials to help you navigate the world of special education in Illinois, such as "Understanding Special Education in Illinois" and the MPSED Behavioral Intervention Guidelines. Explore our collection of helpful resources to support your journey as a parent of a child with special education needs.
ISBE Documents
2022-2023 Parent Rights      (English/Spanish)
As a parent/guardian of a student with a disability who is receiving or may be eligible to receive special education services, you have rights that are safeguarded by state and federal law.  Read this document to learn more about those protections.  

2022-2023 PUNS
PUNS is a statewide database that records information about individuals with developmental disabilities who are planning for or seeking services.  The State uses the data to select individuals for services as funding becomes available, to develop proposals and materials for budgeting, and to plan for future needs.  Read this document to read more about this service.  

2023-2024 IL-ABLE
Whether your child is in kindergarten or transitioning to adult services, start saving now to build them a more secure future with an IL ABLE Account. An IL ABLE Account is a low-cost, tax-free way for eligible people with disabilities and their families to save and invest money to pay for expenses related to living with a disability.  Read this document to read more about this service.  

08/2020 "The Parent Guide"
The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) offers the Parent Guide: Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois in PDF form. Educational Rights and Responsibilities: Understanding Special Education in Illinois is for parents, teachers, administrators, and others to learn about the educational rights of children who receive special education and related services due to disabilities that affect their ability to achieve academically.

MPSED Documents
BIG – Behavioral Intervention Guidelines
The Macon-Piatt Special Education District has developed the following Behavioral Intervention Guidelines.  These initial procedures were developed after review and consideration of the Behavioral Intervention in Schools: Guidelines for Development of District Policies for Students with Disabilities promulgated by the Illinois State Board of Education which promote the use of positive interventions. Read this document to read more about this practice.    

Big (12/2019)

PUNS Referrals
The Macon-Piatt Special Education District understands the importance of a smooth PUNS Referral process and has developed the following resource to assist you. This document is specifically tailored for residents of Christian, Logan, Sangamon, DeWitt, Macon, Piatt, and Shelby Counties. We want to ensure that you have a list of all the necessary supporting documentation. So, let's get started.

Other Documents
School To Work Transition Guide
This guide was created by the Illinois Transition Study Group which is a collaboration of Illinois Center for Transition and Work, Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), and Illinois Department of Human Services - Division of Rehabilitation Services (IDHS/DRS) as well as representation from multiple school districts.

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Last updated: 09/1/2023
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