Welcome to the DESTINY Program

  • Program Supervisor:
    Lisa Schouten
    (708) 342-5330

    Program Assistant Supervisor:
    Kelsey De Biasio
    (708) 342-5392

    Program Secretary:
    Natasha Hampton
    (708) 342-5381


  • DESTINY Mission Statement
    To provide stimulating and meaningful education to our students with multiple disabilities using proven methods, various technologies, and integrated related services in a safe and nurturing environment in order to help each individual reach his or her maximum level of independence in all facets of life.

    Program Philosophy
    The philosophy of Discovering Every Skill That is Now Yours (D.E.S.T.I.N.Y.) Program is that each student should be challenged to develop independence and meaningful participation within their classroom, school, home, and community environments. We believe that every student can achieve and become a contributing member of society. We provide students with life skills instruction using research-based and scientifically proven methods and materials, and we afford students daily access to multiple technologies. We believe in the use of a supportive and nurturing environment for learning, and we rely heavily on a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting all of our students' diverse educational needs.