State Education Agency Information
Springfield, IL 62777
Chicago, IL 60601
State NIMAS/NIMAC Coordinator
Kelly M. Wojcik, Principal Consultant, Special Education
Springfield, IL 62777-0001
AIM and NIMAS Web Site Resources at State Education Agency
A general explanation of NIMAS and link to additional resources is provided in their 2009 Illinois Textbook Loan Program Vendor Information PDF document: http://www.isbe.net/pdf/iltp_vendor.pdf.
By a search of IL's web site, but not available via the site map nor the A to Z index or the Special Education link or page, is a link to a NIMAS/NIMAC page: http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/html/nimas_nimac.htm.
Instructional Materials Acquisition (adoption or open territory)
Illinois is an open territory state with no centralized textbook acquisition. The selection and purchase of textbooks and instructional materials is a local district activity.
SEA Policies and Practices
NIMAC Authorized User(s)
Illinois Assistive Technology Center
Springfield, IL 62701
Illinois Instructional Materials Center (for B/VI)
Chicago, IL 60608
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Princeton, NJ 08540
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Selected Accessible Media Producers (AMPs)
IL's web site indicates that the state's AUs serve as their AMPs.
State Definition of Timely Manner for the Delivery of AIM to Students
"For Illinois, as with many states, 'timely manner' is described as being the provision of accessible materials at the time students without disabilities receive printed instructional materials" (http://www.isbe.net/spec-ed/pdfs/nimas_guidance.pdf).
AIM-Related State Laws and Regulations
Illinois follows statutory and regulatory requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) and Section 300.172 of the IDEA Regulations. There are currently no additional state statutes or regulations.
Parent Information & Advocacy Resources
Developed by the Illinois State Board of Education, Special Education and Support Services, Parent Rights, Chapter 6 provides AIM-related information to parents as it pertains to student IEPs. A Spanish version is also available.