Deschamps, Kim

​Kim Deschamps discusses her work at the Knox-Warren (KW) Special Education Cooperative as a social worker, administrator, and now as the director of the seven-member cooperative located in western Illinois. The Cooperative provides education for those students covered by the  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Deschamps discusses the history of the KW cooperative created in 1968, the 14 types of disabilities the cooperative serves, and also the Cooperative's training responsibilities from birth to three and also its transition plans from ages 14-22. She also addressed federal special education funding and challenges in finding certified teachers in rural areas.