18350 Crossing Drive | Tinley Park, IL 60487

708-342-5200 | info@stcil.org

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Building Futures for People with Developmental Disablities

Dawn Angelini

Director of Education/Principal


Melanie Gilman

Board Certified Behavior Analyst



Dani Diliberto

Licensed Clinical Social Worker/




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Students are admitted to Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for Exceptional Children throughout the year without date restrictions. Our office staff works year round, meaning we are always available to discuss admissions with potential new students.


Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for Exceptional Children is an Illinois State Board of Education approved nonpublic special education program for students ages 3-21.


Nonpublic special education programs provide educational, therapeutic and/or residential services to students with disabilities. In the continuum of services for eligible students, federal and state laws allow programmatic options for students who may require exceptional educational and/or clinical intervention to meet their needs. Nonpublic programs approved under Section 14-7.02 of the School Code help serve and promote the continuation and improvement of Individualized Education Program (IEP) services for these students with disabilities.


Typically, students placed in nonpublic programs have such severe and perhaps complicated clinical and educational needs that school districts may opt to refer their students to outside district placements after exploring other least restrictive options. These placements can last anywhere from short periods of time (i.e. one semester), up to longer stretches (i.e. multiple years). 




If you, or someone you know, would like more information about the Admissions process or would like to schedule a visit to the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for Exceptional Children, please contact Dawn Angelini at 708-342-5200.