GAC Special Education Initiative

The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission receives calls from individuals and parents throughout the state trying to find answers and assistance regarding Special Education. Illinois Special Education is governed by both the federal law IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and State Law (Illinois Administration Rule Part 226). Below are links to information starting with a Frequently Asked Questions document that answers the most commonly asked questions received by the SPED Collaborative Team along with a summary and law citation.


If you have any further questions, please feel free to call IGAC's Collaborative Team contacts:



Upcoming SPED Training 

Commuinity Training Flyer December 2021

PDF of FAQ Document

SPED Collaborative FAQ Document

Additional Resources:

PDF of IL school districts by HRA Region

 IGAC Public Act 102-0339 summary

2021 Spring Session Public Acts specific to students with disabilities