The Foundation works closely with the Bi-County Special Education Cooperative. While the Foundation is not deemed to usurp or supplant the responsibilities of the Cooperative, both organizations work collaboratively with the goal of improving the quality of the education and inclusion of students in the communities served by the Cooperative.


The Bi-County Special Education Cooperative is a collaborative effort among eleven public school districts in Whiteside and Carroll County, Illinois that provides educational services for children ages 3 to 21 with the following disabilities: Autism, Asthma, Emotional Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Heart Defect, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Down's Syndrome, Epilepsy, Hearing Impairment, Hydrocephaly, Leukemia, Limb Deformities, Mental Impairment, Muscular Dystrophy, pervasive Development Disorder, Physical Impairment, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Seizure Disorder, Specific Learning Disability, Speech/Language Disorder, Spina Bifida, Tourette Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Visual Impairment.


  • To promote a positive image of children with disabilities and the programs that serve them.

  • To promote the development of a support system for families of children with disabilities.

  • To provide resources for the development of innovative programs and practices.

  • To enhance public awareness and generate resources from the public to enrich educational, vocational, and social opportunities for children with disabilities.

  • To promote the integration of children with disabilities into the community.