Bi-County Cooperative Foundation:
An Invitation to be a Part of a Special Cause

 

Foundation Mission:

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

Foundation History:

The Bi-County Cooperative Foundation was established in 1996 by Chris Propheter and Bill Urban as a non-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children with disabilities in Whiteside and Carroll counties.

Since 1996, the Foundation has provided an excess of $500,000 to countless children with diabilities residing in Whiteside and Carroll counties.

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 Carrooll County Illinois that provides educational services for children ages three to twenty-one 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. 

Bi-County's geographic boundaries are defined by those of its member school districts.

Foundation Goals:

*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

School Districts Served:

Erie #1

River Bend #2

Prophetstown/Lyndon/Tampico #3

Sterling Public Schools #5

Morrison #6

East Coloma #12

Rock Falls Elementary #13

Montmorency #145

Rock Falls High School #301

Eastland #308

Chadwick/Milledgeville #399

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