About Us

The Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education (IAASE) is a non-profit special education administrator organization that promotes educational opportunities for all students with an emphasis on students with disabilities. IAASE action oriented administrative focus leads the special education field in the areas of policy development, finance, and legislation at the local, state, and national level.

VISION: Providing the voice, vision, and future of special education leadership in Illinois

The mission of the IAASE is to provide leadership related to special education by delivering: impactful advocacy for students and families, guidance for improving student outcomes, progressive professional development, effective legislative advocacy, dynamic networking opportunities, and statewide guidance on policy development.

IAASE believes in the following core leadership values:.

  • Upholding ethical leadership standards with integrity
  • Exuding a strong sense of passion and commitment to the profession
  • Emulating equity through all of our activities
  • Creating solutions through adaptive problem solving
  • Improving outcomes for students with special needs through data driven decision making
  • Promoting change through innovative practices


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