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To become a member of ISHI, please visit the Membership page.

Members can log in to access information and resources on the ISHI Members' Website.

Here is the link to the update Best Practices Guide (2021)

DHH-Comp-Best-Practices.pdf ( 

Upcoming ISHI Meetings

Put a hold on your calendar for the upcoming ISHI meetings

Thursday, November 16, 2023

College of DuPage (COD) - Glen Ellyn, IL

February 29, 2024

Embassy Suites by Hilton East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2024

South Location - Illinois Principals Association

March 6, 2025

North with ITDHH hotel

Why Join ISHI?

We promote high quality educational programming and social experiences for our students. ISHI deals with local, statewide, and national issues that affect our students. Our members come from all over the state and represent small and large school districts, public and private schools, residential and day programs.

What We Do

Through semi-annual meetings and regular communication and collaboration, ISHI seeks to provide information and resources to supervisors of educational programs for students who are deaf and hard of hearing across Illinois.

Who We Are

Individuals who meet the following criteria are considered supervisors under Illinois Administrative Code.


Illinois Administrative Code Title 23 Education and Cultural Resources; Section 226.800 (h) Supervisors


1)         Each district or cooperative entity shall employ sufficient supervisory personnel to provide consultation to and coordination of special education services.


2)         Each individual performing a supervisory function shall hold one of the following:


A)        a valid special preschool-age 21 certificate in the area to be supervised, endorsed for supervision pursuant to 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.497, with two years' teaching experience in that area; or


B)        a valid school service personnel certificate endorsed for supervision and two years' experience in the area to be supervised; or


C)        a valid administrative certificate and either a valid special preschool-age 21 certificate endorsed for the area to be supervised or special education approval in that area.

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