EIASE is a comprehensive special education cooperative serving 28 school districts in eight counties with the mission of providing a variety of specialized services to students, teachers, parents, and the community.

White Cane Day


Saturday, October 15th was White Cane Day. This is a day about the celebrating of white canes which are a symbol of people who are blind. We also learned facts about white canes and why they are important. They help people travel independently and keep them safe.  In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed White Cane Day into law. At my school, Effingham Junior High, Mrs. Adams the librarian, put Braille and books about blind people into a display in the library.  I also created posters and put them up around my school. I think White Cane Day is very interesting and important.


Written by Sidney Horn, Effingham student




National Disability Employment Awareness


Did you know October is National Disability Employment Awareness month? National Disability Employment Awareness month is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. EIASE’s Pre-Vocational Department wants to thank our local area businesses for partnering with our schools and Illinois Department of Human Services (Division of Rehabilitation Services) to provide students with disabilities the tools needed to transition into the world of work after graduation. Obtaining part time employment during high school promotes responsibility, punctuality, and reliability. Thank you to those who employ students with disabilities and help promote valuable work skills at a young age which builds character and self-confidence the students will carry with them for a lifetime.


2016 (sp)edCamp

Join Us for (sp)edCamp 2016 at EIASE on December 8th 

(sp)edCamp is an unconference for YOU that is guided by YOU— an organic, participant-driven professional learning experience.  

(sp)edCamp is a chance to talk to other special educators in the area, sharing ideas and issues.  It targets YOUR needs and capitalizes on the strengths of the professionals that attend. What could be better than a true learning community dedicated to special educators and the students they serve? 
For more information on the edCamp model watch:  http://tinyurl.com/eiasespedcamp
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Humboldt, IL 61931
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Fax: 217.856.2234 

Fresh Start TLC
215 N. First Street 
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217.342.6161
Fax: 217.342.6160