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Post Secondary Planning

"What we call the beginning is often the end, and to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”  T. S. Eliot

The Glenbrook District 225 Transition Services, Resources and information web page is designed to provide access to various resources that students, families, educators and other professional staff may want to utilize to assist students in planning for their post-secondary lives.  You will find some links to various resources that all schools in the district can access.

Please note that you can use the link below to access this website.   



Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) per the Office of Disability Employment Policy

BEST Fair:  The BEST Committee's mission is to provide resources to help students, parents and professionals address the transition needs of students with disabilities.  It is the goal of the BEST Committee to provide up-to-date information regarding available community services for students with disabilities.  This webpage provides information on the yearly BEST fair as well as information on various categories

Calendar of Events

Career Exploration

Choices:  Choices is a regional postsecondary planning night for students with disabilities who are college bound.  

College Resources

Developmental Disabilities

Department of Rehabilitative Services

Financial Aid/Scholarships for Post-Secondary Education

Glenbrook Special Education Parent Group

Guardianship (Also see the Presentation Copies Link)

Health Care Resources

Job Resources


Mental Health and Safety Resources


Options Fair

Presentation Copies

PUNS:  Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services  

Recreation/ Leisure/ AdultContinuingEd

Social Security

Social Security Ticket to Work

Transform Mental Health

Transition Planning Guides



Workshop Flyers

Please remember that content will continue to be added and updated.  Although we strive to report accurate information on this web page, the Glenbrooks are not responsible for the accuracy of the information from the various resources nor do the Glenbrooks endorse or guarantee any of the services, agencies, programs or facilities listed.  Please understand that the information here is not exhaustive and that information sometimes changes quickly.  We will strive to make updates as soon as possible.  If you see a link that is not working, please contact Ron Gatchalian at Glenbrook North High School at  rgatchalian@glenbrook225.org 

Ron, Julie, and Julie

Ron Gatchalian, Glenbrook North High School 
Transitional and Vocational Coordinator

Julie McDermott, Glenbrook Off Campus 
Transition Counselor

Julie Smith, Glenbrook South High School
Transition Specialist