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Parents of Diverse Learners

The Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) offers a parent group and a range of services and resources to help families of diverse learners navigate special education and ensure their children have a free and appropriate public education that meets their unique needs and prepares them for employment, further education, and independent living.

Parent Involvement Specialists

Contact the Parent Involvement Specialists for help with navigating special education at CPS.


The Star Net Project

The Star Net Project provides a wealth of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who care for young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs.


ODLSS Family Advisory Board (ODLSS FAB)

The ODLSS Family Advisory Board (formerly known as ODLSS Parent Advisory Council) is a community of families with diverse learner students who have a shared interest in collaborating with ODLSS to support students by enhancing special education supports and services.

The Board meets monthly with ODLSS to discuss diverse learner issues and provide input on policy, training, and special education programming.

ODLSS Family Advisory Board Meetings (previously the ODLSS Parent Advisory Board) 2021-2022

All Family Advisory Board meetings are held monthly at 6:00 p.m. and open to the general public. Meetings are recorded. Registration is required and cuts off at 5:00 PM on the day of the meeting.

Date Time & Location Materials Recording of Meeting

September 8, 2022

November 10, 2022                

6:00 PM

6:00 PM



Sept 8, 2022 FAB Meeting Passcode: h8Wrc*Z0

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Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services


773-553-1801 (Fax)

42 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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