Our education programs help children and students learn to meet developmental and educational milestones, build supportive relationships, and fully participate in their communities.

Support for Educational Needs

The mission of the Educational Services Programs is to create and expand the pipeline of educational programs that serve the diverse and unique needs of individuals with low-vision and blindness, as well as those with multiple, moderate to profound disabilities and their families beginning at birth and moving through adulthood. Our certified educational and therapeutic staff work diligently to create supportive and safe educational and therapeutic environments, utilize research-based best practices, and collaborate with families and community partners to increase access to resources and support the functional and independent growth and development of the children we serve.

Illinois Instructional Materials Center

A statewide resource center providing access to alternative-format materials for students with visual disabilities.

Meet our Principal

Vice President of Educational Services/Director of Special Education Jordan Owens brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the Special Education field.


Get answers to frequently asked questions at The Chicago Lighthouse.

Locations & Contact

The Chicago Lighthouse provides education, employment, independent-living, and specialized services for people who are blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veterans throughout Chicagoland. Contact us today to learn more at (312) 666-1331.

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