A.E.R.O Special Education Cooperative

7600 South Mason Avenue
Burbank, Illinois 60459

Main Office: 708.496.3330
Absent Line: 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
Absent Line: 708.496.4355
Fax Line: 708.857.4711

Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm



The Functional Academic Learning Program serves students in kindergarten through post-high school, with mild-moderate autism, cognitive, physical, behavioral, and/or health impairments, in integrated school settings throughout our member districts.  Key components of the Functional Academic Learning Program include:

  • Program emphasis is on the development of critical academic and life skills through a collaborative team based approach.
  • The Functional Academic Learning Program addresses the need for each child and young adult to develop the academic and functional life skills necessary for adult life and to experience social interactions and relationships with peers in educational and community environments.
  • Daily instruction focuses on communication, socialization, daily living skills, leisure skills, motor development, community-based instruction, health management, vocational training/instruction, behavior management, and assistive technology.
  • Curriculum content is aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards and includes Research Based Interventions.
  • Students within the program have access to related services as indicated on their IEP.
  • The goal of the Functional Academic Learning Program is to prepare our students to become participating members of their communities.  Through individualized instruction, our students work towards individual goals that will enable them to maximize their potential.
  • Parent participation is an integral component in the educational program.  Ongoing communication and collaboration is encouraged.

Program Supervisors:  Barbara Lenzen/Brian Weems/Mary Meehan

Evergreen Park High School (Dist. 231)
9901 S. Kedzie
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
(708) 424-7400

Graves School (Dist. 104)
6021 S. 74th Ave.
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 458-7260

Kolb School (Dist. 122)
9620 Normandy Ave.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 598-8090

4201 W. 93rd St.
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 496-4380

Reavis High School (Dist. 220)
6034 W. 77th St.
Burbank, IL 60459
(708) 599-7200

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

Walsh School (Dist. 104)
5540 S. 75TH Ave.
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 458-7165

Wilkins Jr. High School (Dist. 109)
8001 S. 82nd Ave.
Justice, IL 60458
(708) 496-8708