Planificando sobre servicios para las Discapacidades del Desarrollo?

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“Conozca sus Opciones”Evento de Bienvenida Familiar por The Arc of Illinois y el Programa de Abogacía Familiar de Ligas:

Para personas con discapacidades del desarrollo que probablemente serán seleccionadas a solicitar fondos en Base a la Vivienda y Comunidad esta primavera, así como sus familiares y otros interesados.

Jueves 13 de Junio del 2019 de la 12:30 a las 3:00 Biblioteca Pública de Schaumburg, 130 S. Roselle, Schaumburg, IL

 Para individuos y sus familiares – “Sus sueños y metas”

 The Arc of Illinois – Mary Dixon, Defensora familiar de Ligas: “Sus opciones de vivienda y servicios una vez elegido para fondos del HCBS”

 Community Alternatives Unlimited – Jennifer Rutka, Gerente de Programación, Jennifer Rutka: “Lo que puede hacer ya para prepararse”

 Clearbrook – Representantes del programa

 Little City – Representantes del programa

 Glenkirk – Representantes del programa

 Servicios a domicilio – historias de dos familias

Inscríbase ent www.thearcofil.org/events o llame Rocio Perez al 708-218-1958; habrá almuerzo y refrescos *The Ligas Family Advocate Program es patrocinado por una beca del Departamento de Servicios Humanos de Illinois*

The Arc of Illinois, Ligas Family Advocate Program “Know Your Options” and Family Meet & Greet

The Arc logoIndividuals with developmental disabilities who will likely be selected to apply for Home & Community Based Funding this Spring, their families, and interested others

REGISTER

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 12:30 -3:00 pm

Schaumburg Public Library, 130 S. Roselle, Schaumburg, IL60193

  • The Arc of Illinois – Mary Dixon, Ligas Family Advocate: your living/service options once eligible for HCBS funding
  • Community Alternatives Unlimited – Jennifer Rutka, Program Manager: What you can be doing now to prepare for services
  • Clearbrook – Heidi Raymond, Director of Admissions: programs and services including home-based services and CILA
  • Little City – Representatives: programs and services including home-based services and CILA
  • Glenkirk -Representatives: programs and CILA services
  • Home-based services – case example discussion –two families share how they self-directed home and community-based services to meet the individual needs of their adult children with developmental disabilities

Register at www.thearcofil.org/events or call 708-331-7370; lunch to be provided

*The Ligas Family Advocate Program is funded through a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services*

 

Action Needed for Illinois Special Education Bills by May 1 at 2 PM

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Please File Witness Slips In Support of HB 3586 and HB 3302

 State Representative Fred Crespo has introduced two important special education bills, HB 3586 and HB 3302, with the support of special education advocates. HB 3586 addresses issues critical to the education of students with disabilities in Chicago Public School (CPS) and throughout the state. Federal law establishes parents of children with disabilities as full team members when developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for their child. HB 3586 provides parents with sufficient time, educational information, and means to express concerns to enable them be informed, effective advocates for their children.

The bills will be heard in the Illinois Senate Education Committee TODAY at 2 pm. We need people to show their support for these bills by filing witness slips. To do a witness slip, when you go to each link to file your slip, fill out the info about who you are and who you represent. If you do not represent a group, you can say “self” in Section II, Representation. In Section III, Position, check “proponent,” which means you support the bill amendment. In Section IV, Testimony, check “record of appearance only” to show that you are only filing electronically.

As a quick recap:

HB 3302 was introduced in order to ensure the opportunity to redress CPS’s illegal delay and denial of special education services. Although the ISBE corrective action plan was approved on May 16, 2018, no compensatory services mechanism has yet been proposed. Students with disabilities are still waiting to find out how ISBE intends to have CPS redress the service failures that the district intentionally imposed on students. As time passes, the statute of limitations for filing a state complaint (one year from the date of the alleged violation) is running out for families.

HB 3586 addresses issues critical to the education of students with disabilities in CPS and throughout the state. Federal law establishes parents of children with disabilities as full team members when developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for their child. HB 3586 provides parents with sufficient time, educational information, and means to express concerns to enable them be informed, effective advocates for their children.

Links for special education bill witness slips:

HB 3586 link for witness slip

HB 3302 link for witness slip

Please file a witness slip for each of the above by 2 pm today! Thank you.

PARENTS & KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOCUS GROUPS

PARENTS & KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS PARTICIPANTS NEEDED FOR FOCUS GROUPSPlease consider participating if you are either:

A parent of a child with a disability

o who receives special education services and has an IEP,

o who has transitioned to kindergarten in the past year,

o and who speaks English as a primary home language.

A kindergarten teacher

o who teaches in a general education classroom,

o who has at least four years of experience teaching kindergarten,

o and who has at least one student with an IEP in his/her classroom this year?

We value your feedback! Information from 90-120 minute focus groups will be used to develop or influence future professional development programming, interventions, and policy related to kindergarten transition practices.

Participants will receive a $40 Amazon gift card for their participation.

Interested in participating? 

https://goo.gl/forms/m04MInkAyDIhhXMd2

Questions? Email Michelle Sands at: msands@illinois.edu

Accessibility and Public Space Focus Group

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Accessibility and Public Space Focus Group
Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Family Resource Center on Disabilities 11 E. Adams St., Suite 1002 ,Chicago, IL 60603

Are you a parent or person with a disability? Or do you have experiences trying to access community spaces or programs for people with disabilities? If yes to either question, then we want to hear from you? Family Resource Center on Disabilities is hosting a focus group to discuss accessibility in public spaces, recreation, and the humanities. Registered participants will receive a:

• $30 gift card

• A chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card

• FRCD swag

Refreshments will be served.

This focus group will be recorded

To RSVP visit: https://frcd.org/discussion/or contact Paula Wills at 312-953-6960 or Albert Riley at 312-550-8925. You can also email Albert.a.riley@gmail.com

**“This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois General Assembly.”

Entrenamiento sobre los Derechos de Educación Especial para Padres.

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Presentado por el Centro de Recursos para Familias Discapacitadas
Miércoles, 10 de abril, 2019 de 9am a 11:30 am

El Centro de Recursos para Familias con Discapacidades provee a padres con hijos discapacitados información, entrenamiento y asistencia necesaria para sobresalir.

Presentadores:
Zoubida Pash – Advocador para Padres Bilingües/Centro de Apoyo y Recursos Familiares y madre de un hijo con necesidades especiales.
Que Esperar: Este taller cubrirá lo más básico del proceso en Programas Educativos Individualizados (IEP), leyes federales y como auxiliar a sus hijos.

Objetivos:
 Entender el procedimiento de los IEP
 Familiarizarse con las leyes de educación especial
 Aprender como preparase para una junta de IEP
 Como escribir metas efectivas para un IEP
 Revisar acomodos especiales y modificaciones
 Aprender que hacer cuando no está de acuerdo con el equipo que escribe el IEP
 Sobrepasar un IEP vs. Un Plan 504

Donde:
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
6501 South Promontory Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
CUPO LIMITADO
Reserve antes del 9 de abril, 2019 hablando con Pam Northrop at 773-256-5957
pnorthrop@larabida.org . Favor de dejar mensaje con su nombre y número telefónico.
Habrá un pequeño desayuno
Habrá actividades para ocupar a los niños más pequeños.

Workshop on Special Education Rights for Parents Presented by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities

La Rabida LogoWorkshop on Special Education Rights for Parents

Presented by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 9am – 11:30am

The Family Resource Center on Disabilities provides parents of children with disabilities with
the information, training, and assistance they need to succeed.
Presenter:
Zoubida Pasha – the Bilingual Parent Advocate/Support in the Family Resource Center on Disabilities and parent of a child with special needs.
What to Expect: This workshop will cover the basics of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process, federal laws, and how to advocate for your child.
Objectives:
 Understand the IEP process
 Become familiar with Special Education laws
 Learn how to prepare for an IEP meeting
 How to write effective IEP goals
 Review special accommodations and modifications
 Learn what to do when you do not agree with the IEP Team
 Overview of IEP vs. 504 Plan

Where:
La Rabida Children’s Hospital
6501 South Promontory Drive
Chicago, IL 60649
SEATING IS LIMITED
RSVP by April 9, 2019 to Pam Northrop at 773-256-5957 or pnorthrop@larabida.org.
If your call goes into voicemail please leave your name and phone number.
A light breakfast will be served to attendees.

Activities will be provided to keep children occupied.

Spring Fling Flyer 20192019 Chicagoland Autism Connection “Spring Fling” For Autism Awareness & Acceptance Resource Fair

Spring Fling Flyer 20192019 Chicagoland Autism Connection “Spring Fling” For Autism Awareness & Acceptance Resource Fair

FREE FOR PARENTS & OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS!! YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT!!

Date And Time: Sat, April 6, 2019, 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT

William J. Bogan Computer Technical High School

3939 West 79th Street

Chicago, IL 60652

REGISTER

Low-Cost CPDU/CEU credits for educators and professionals (therapists, social workers, paraprofessionals, etc.)

Join us for the 2019 Spring Fling for Autism Awareness & Acceptance Resource Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Bogan High School. The Spring Fling Resource Fair provides valuable information for parents/caregivers, educators, siblings, self-advocates and other relatives and supporters of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This Resource Fair supports professionals and increases public awareness and acceptance. This is the primary focus of our mission.

WE HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US! For more information, contact us at: 708-296-9712 or email us at: kevans@chicagoautism.org

Some highlights of our event include

  • PUNS Sign-Up- Sign up for the state database at the event

  • Yoga Class

  • Bullying Intervention Class

  • Low-Cost CEUs

  • Father’s Panel Discussion

  • Self Advocate Panel Discussion

We would like to thank our partner Easter Seals for sponsoring the continuing education credits (CEUs).

Exhibitors- Please contact us via email at: kevans@chicagoautism.org for forms to present at our resource fair.

Visit our website at:www.chicagoautism.org for more information or contact us at: 708-296-9712.

We are also proud to partner with our lunch and program sponsor access to financial management services.

Family Focus En colaboración con Family Resource Center on Disabilities OFRECERAN ENTRENAMIENTO

Entrenamiento FRCD -Family Focus abril y mayo 2019Family Focus En colaboración con
Family Resource Center on Disabilities
OFRECERAN ENTRENAMIENTO

Jueves 11, Abril 2019 de 10:30 am a 11:30 am
Intervención Temprana / Transición a la escuela y Discapacidad

Jueves 02, Mayo 2019 de 10:30 am a 11:30 am
IEP-Plan De Educación Especial / Plan 504 Para Niños y Adolescentes
con Condiciones Medicas

Jueves 23 de Mayo 2019 de 10:30 am a 11:30 am
FBA / BIP
Aprenderá el proceso para solicitar evaluación de comportamiento funcional
y un plan de comportamiento

Lugar:
4878 W Armitage Ave, Chicago 60639

Pueden participar: Toda persona que tenga el interés de aprender
Para más información llamar o texto al: 312-375-8136 o enviar email a: maría.castillo@frcd.org

Lugar:

4878 W Armitage Ave, Chicago 60639

 

Pueden participar: Toda persona que tenga el interés de aprender

Para más información llamar o texto al: 312-375-8136 o enviar email a: maría.castillo@frcd.org

TRANSICIÓN Y DISCAPACIDAD

TRANSICION ENTRENAMIENTO FRCD, LQPV DRS, abril 06 y 20 Mayo 04 y 18 de 2019Lo Que Puede Venir En colaboración con:Family Resource Center on Disabilities
LE INVITAMOS A ENTRENAMIENTO
SOLAMENTE EN ESPAÑOL

Cuando: En: sábados
Abril, 06 y 20 / Mayo, 04 y 18
9am – 1 pm

Lugar: 1151 S Wood St, Chicago, Il. 60612

Para Más Información y registración enviar correo electrónico loquepuedevenir@gmail.com
o enviar texto al # tel 708-477-9519 con su nombre completo
TRANSICIÓN Y DISCAPACIDAD
-TRANSICIÓN ESCOLAR ( IEP / PLAN DE TRANSICIÓN)
-DACA Y DISCAPCIDAD
-GUARDIAN-SHIP (TUTELA)
-FIDEICOMISO / ABLE
-TRANSICIÓN A LA VIDA ADULTA
-ENTREANAMEINTO EMPLEO /VOCASIONAL
-DERECHOS Y RECURSOS

REPRESENTANTE DE LOS SERVICIOS DE REHABILITACIÓN ESTARÁ PRESENTE PARA DARLE INFORMACIÓN DE LOS SERVICIOS DE TRANSICIÓN

SE HABLARÁ DE:
Como prepararse para la Transición escolar de su hijo después de los 14 años en adelante hasta la vida adulta
¿QUÉ PASA DESPUES DE LA GRADUACIÓN?
Cuales son los pasos y recursos a su alcance, disponibles y elegibilidad
Que son los beneficios y como protegerlos
Como ahorrar dinero para el elegio y cubrir las necesidades el futuro

Traiga sus preguntas para
Exponerlas, que dudas tiene y preocupaciones
Los candidatos para este entrenamiento son:
Padres Con hijos de 14 años en adelante y estudiantes jóvenes adultos mayores de edad, cuidadores o personas que trabajan con ellos.
INCLUYEN TODAS LAS DISCAPACIDADES.