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Social Support Program (SSP)

The Social Support Program serves students who are eligible for special education and require an educational environment with intensive programming. The program provides individualized interventions to support emotional regulation, executive functioning, and academic growth. Student success is supported through a positive behavioral reinforcement system, direct social/emotional instruction, various levels of general education integration, and collaboration with family and outside service providers. Our focus is on nurturing the growth of the whole child by fostering independence and building skills for successful transition into the general education setting.

Characteristics of students typically referred to the NDSEC Social Support Program:

  • Students in need of additional support across academic and social-emotional domains.
  • Students who have frequent occurrences of emotional and/or behavioral dysregulation.
  • Students who benefit from a less stimulating, more structured instructional environment with consistent behavioral expectations.
  • Students in need of assistance with transitions, organization, and navigating social relationships.

 Program Model:

  • Targeted instruction and intervention strategies to support growth across core academic domains, including accommodations and modifications, as appropriate.
  • Focus on social and emotional learning, including the consistent reinforcement of social problem-solving strategies.
  • Structured behavior management/intervention system with clearly defined expectations and accompanying positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Multidisciplinary team of special education teacher, social worker, speech and language therapist, occupational therapists, school psychologist and other related service personnel as required.

Elementary (Grades: K – 2)

Tioga School
212 W. Memorial Rd.
Bensenville, IL 60106
630-766-2602
Classroom Teacher: Tori Menelle
Supervisor: Kelly Gould This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Elementary (Grades: 3 – 5)

Spring Hills School
560 S. Pinecroft Drive
Roselle, IL 60172
630-529-1883
Classroom Teacher: Donna LaRocca
Supervisor: Kelly Gould This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Middle School (Grades: 6 – 8)

1) F. E. Peacock Middle School
    301 E. North Street
    Itasca, IL 60143
    630-773-0335
    Classroom Teacher: John Gipson
    Supervisor: Kelly Gould This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2) Roselle Middle School
    500 S. Park
    Roselle, IL 60172
    630-529-1600
    Classroom Teacher: Sarah Callahan
    Supervisor: Kelly Gould This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it