STAR Program StudentsThe S.T.A.R. Program serves students in pre-kindergarten through post-high school with autism, intellectual, and other related impairments. The S.T.A. R. Program utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for skill acquisition and behavior management, Verbal Behavior (VB) for language acquisition and learning, and structured teaching strategies for communication and structure.

Key components of the S.T.A.R. Program include:

  • Program emphasis is on the development of critical academic, communication, social, and life skills through a collaborative team-based approach.
  • Utilizes the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, and structured teaching.
  • 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 Common Core Standards. Research-Based Interventions are included as part of the curricula.
  • Students within the program have access to related services as indicated on their IEP.
  • Parent participation is an integral component in the educational program.
  • Ongoing communication and collaboration is encouraged.

Maggie Sheldon – Assistant Director

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

Lisa Poe – AERO Educational Center Principal

AERO Educational Center (Dist. 806)
7600 South Mason Avenue
Burbank, IL  60459
(708) 496-3330

Mary Meehan – PRIDE Alternative School Principal

PRIDE Alternative School (Dist. 806)
4201 West 93rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 496-4380

Allison Thiele – Program Supervisor

Brodnicki Elementary School (Dist. 109)
8641 West 75th Street
Justice, IL 60458
(708) 496-8716

Charles J. Sahs School (Dist. 110)
5001 South Long Avenue
Chicago, IL  60638
(708) 458-1152

Liberty Junior High School (Dist. 111)
5900 West 81st Street
Burbank, IL  60459
(708) 952-3255

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

Walsh Elementary School (Dist. 104)
5540 South 75th Avenue
Summit, IL 60501
(708) 458-7165

Nicole Englehart – Program Supervisor

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

Oak Lawn High School (Dist. 229)
9400 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL  60453
(708) 424-5200

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

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