Committed to Excellence…Improving Outcomes for All Students

Serving Children Since 1957

LADSE is a special education cooperative that collaborates with its member districts to provide high-quality,
evidence-based programs and services that result in positive outcomes for students.

Executive Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the LADSE website!
LADSE is a special education cooperative organized for the purpose of supporting its member districts in the delivery of highly effective programs and services for students, especially those who have or are at-risk of disabilities. LADSE has a rich tradition of innovation. Indeed, when it was created in 1957, it was the first special education cooperative in Illinois! LADSE’s traditions include a commitment to practices that are based in collaboration, inclusion and diversity. LADSE offers many specialized support services that help diverse learners experience success and participate more fully in their local schools and in their local communities.

Dr. Sheri Wernsing