A.E.R.O Special Education Cooperative

7600 South Mason Avenue
Burbank, Illinois 60459

Main Office: 708.496.3330
Report Absence: 708.496.4355
Fax Line: 708.496.3920
TTY Line: 708.496.0163

Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm

P.R.I.D.E. Alternative School

4201 West 93rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Main Office: 708.496.4380
Report Absence: 708.496.4355
Fax Line: 708.857.4711

Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm



The Communication Development Program serves students in sixth through eighth grade with severe speech and/or language deficits that interfere with their educational achievement in the general education setting or resource setting.  The CD program supports and reinforces speech and language development throughout the entire school day so that students can be successful in the general education setting.  A full time special education teacher and a part-time speech/language pathologist are assigned to each CD class.  Together the speech/language pathologist and teacher develop instructional methods that focus on further development of students' language skills in the academic and social contexts.  These methods are reinforced by the instructional assistants and related service personnel.  To further enhance speech and language development, the program utilizes community based activities and the home setting as vehicles for students to apply the skills they are learning to the ""real world"".

Kelly Lynch and Allison Thiele – Program Supervisors

Tobin School (Dist. 111)
8501 S. Narragansett Avenue
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 599-6655

Willow Springs School (Dist. 108)
8345 Archer Avenue
Willow Springs, IL  60480
(708) 839-6828