The Illinois Service Resource Center provides behavior support for students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired in Illinois. Behavior support can be for individual students with challenges, or at the preventive level with classrooms or school programs. ISRC serves students with hearing loss regardless of communication mode.
ISRC provides free training, onsite assistance and resources for parents and educators of students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or visually impaired. ISRC team members visit homes and schools to work with families and educators in developing positive behavior support plans for DHH or VI students in need of intensive level supports. ISRC team members work with DHH and VI programs and classrooms to develop positive behavior support plans that teach appropriate expected behaviors for all students.
ISRC is a partner of the Illinois Statewide Technical Assistance Collaborative (ISTAC) funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. Behavior support is provided at all three tiers of the Response to Intervention model, at the program-wide, classroom-wide, and individual student levels, corresponding to the Universal, Targeted, and Individualized/Tertiary levels of service.
- Universal Level – Support for DHH programs in developing and implementing Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) or PBIS-type school-wide or program-wide behavior support programs.
- Secondary/Targeted Level – Support data collection and development of targeted interventions such as Check In Check Out (CICO).
- Tertiary/Individualized Level – Wraparound-type Home-School Team support, home visits to support coordination of behavior support between home and school, support with FBA/BIP development.
|ISRC Services||ISRC Resources|
|Helpline (24 hours)||Resource Lending Library|
|Behavior Team Training with follow up coaching and support||Psychological Testing Guidelines and Psychological Consultation Team|
|Data Collection Coaching||E-Learning Academy - Free CPDUs|
|Classroom Management Mentoring||Newsletter|
|Parent Facilitators||Tracking System – DHH/ED students|
|PBIS Team Support||Behavior Intervention Database|
24 Hour Helpline
Call 1-800-550-ISRC (4772) for resources and crisis intervention including emergency psychiatric hospitalization
ISRC 20th Anniversary
ISRC celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. In recognition of this achievement, Governor Pat Quinn sent a letter, which you can read here.