Director of Special Services
Welcome to Special Services!
My name is Iman Ellis-Bowen, Director of Special Services for Joliet Township District 204.
In keeping with the vision and mission of the district, we are committed to providing services to students in the district who have individual and unique needs in a positive learning environment that partners with families and community.
Special Service programs include special education, home/hospital instruction, homeless education, and educational services at River Valley Detention Center. These programs provide students with instruction, social emotional supports, as well as other resources that enable students to acquire skills and knowledge that will prepare them to become lifelong learners and empower them to be successful responsible citizens of Joliet as well as in a global information driven society.
Joliet Township High School provides a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment and the necessary related services to all children with disabilities enrolled in the District, as required by the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA).
For students eligible for services under IDEA, Joliet Township High School shall follow procedures for identification, evaluation, placement, and delivery of services to children with disabilities provided within the Illinois State Board of Education school code and regulations.
An Individual Education Plan (IEP), which includes transitional services and determines the least restrictive environment to meet the individual needs of the student, will be developed and implemented by the IEP team which includes, parents/guardians, students, and staff. In addition, to providing academic supports, the district provides related services at the Central, West, and Alternate school campuses to further assist students' educational needs. Joliet Township District 204 provides a continuum of services based on the needs of the individual student with an IEP, which are determined by the IEP team.
Director, Alternate School
Coordinator for AVAC Adaptive Vocational Academic Center (AVAC)
Joliet Central Coordinator of Special Services
Joliet West Coordinator of Special Services
District Alternative Services Facilitator