Welcome to LASEC

Welcome to the Lockport Area Special Education Cooperative (LASEC) website. LASEC is a special education cooperative that serves low incidence special needs students from five school districts in Lockport and Crest Hill. You can see the five school districts on the left side of our home page.

LASEC has been providing exemplary services to children with unique needs since the 1960ís. We offer high quality programs and services that strive to meet the specialized educational requirements of our students. LASEC will continue to work with parents and our districts to serve their needs. Feel free to contact us any time for more information about our organization.

To leave an email message for the LASEC Board please email lasecboard@lasec.org.

Dr. Hassan von Schlegell
Executive Director

Professional Development Series

Suicide Assessment Training (2 Part series)

Dr. Jason Washburn is the Director of Graduate Studies in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University. His research interest is related to bipolar disorder as well as evidence-based practices for interventions related to self-harm. His efforts towards improving outcomes have focused on assessment of non-suicidal self-injury, the distinguishing factors of suicidal adolescents, and mental health needs for juvenile detainees. He is an experienced trainer and consultant related to suicide awareness.

This 2-part series will cover assessment of students, strategies to assess and track at risk students, and help you determine best practices for your team and school district.

Dates: Friday February 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Friday February 21st from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Where: LASEC 1343 E 7th Street Lockport, IL (on the campus of Lockport Township HS - East Campus)

Cost: Nominal fee will be determined based on LASEC and speaker costs.

*Checks may be submitted payable to LASEC prior to the event. **All unpaid registrants will be billed to the districts prior to the event in order to secure your spot.

To register click here

Preschool Screening and DIAL Testing

Dates for upcoming screenings are posted below. For general information about Preschool and DIAL screenings please go to the Preschool Screening link on the right side of the home page.

Screenings are by appointment only. Please contact 815-838-8080 for information on how to register your child.

2019-20 School Year Screening Dates


September 5, 2019
October 17, 2019
November 19, 2019
December 10, 2019
January 16, 2020
February 11, 2020
March 24, 2020
July 2020 TBD

Nondiscrimination Coordinator and Complaint Managers

Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
Hassan von Schlegell (815-838-8080)

Complaint Managers:
Andy Siegfried (815-722-6673)
Hassan von Schlegell (815-838-8080)


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