Transición y edad máxima para servicios educativos: ¿Qué sigue? Servicios PUN, DHS Presentado por: The Arc of IL.

CPS UniversityEl Universidad Virtual para Padres de enero titulada: Transición y edad máxima para servicios educativos: ¿Qué sigue? Servicios PUN, DHS  Presentado por: The Arc of IL. Red de apoyo familiar  será presentada por The ARC of IL Family Support Network.

Participe en la sesión para conocer información sobre:

  • Recursos de The Arc of Illinois

  • Lista de Espera Priorización de Urgencia de Necesidad de Servicios (lista PUNS)

  • Función de la Agencia Independiente de Coordinación de Servicios (ISC, por siglas en inglés)

  • Departamento de Servicios Humanos (DHS por siglas en inglés) – Departamento de Servicios de Rehabilitación

Las fechas y horarios para los entrenamientos virtuales son los siguientes

jueves, 14 de enero de 2021 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Inglés

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 jueves 14 de enero de 2021 – 6:30-8: 00 PM – Español

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2021- 12:00 PM -1: 30 p.m. – Español

miércoles, 20 de enero de 2021 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Inglés

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Se requiere el registro.

Parent Involvement Specialist Team I Procedures and Standards l Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services l ODLSS Helpline 773-553-1840
Michelle Burgess: mburgess3@cps.edu
Janice Gutierrez: jmgutierrez11@cps.edu
Kimberly Johnson: kljohnsonevans@cps.edu
 
Let us know what you think! Please click on the Procedures & Standards Customer Survey to share your experiences! All responses are confidential.

Please visit our website for more information regarding upcoming ODLSS Events.

Transition & Aging Out- What’s Next? PUNS, DHS Services

CPS UniversityThe January Virtual Parent University entitled: Transition & Aging Out- What’s Next? PUNS, DHS Services will be presented by The Arc of IL Family Support Network.

Join CPS Virtual Parent University as we learn information: 

  • The Arc of Illinois Resources
  • Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Services Waiting List (PUNS list)
  • Role of Independent Service Coordination Agency (ISC)
  • DHS – Department of Rehabilitation Services 
     

 Dates and times for the virtual training’s are as follows:

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM English 

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 –  6:30-8:00 PM – Spanish

 Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 – 12 PM -1:30 PM. Spanish

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 –  6:30-8:00 PM – English

 Registration is required.

Parent Involvement Specialist Team I Procedures and Standards l Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services l ODLSS Helpline 773-553-1840
Michelle Burgess: mburgess3@cps.edu
Janice Gutierrez: jmgutierrez11@cps.edu
Kimberly Johnson: kljohnsonevans@cps.edu
Let us know what you think! Please click on the Procedures & Standards Customer Survey to share your experiences! All responses are confidential.

Please visit our website for more information regarding upcoming ODLSS Events.

Winter Monthly ATTA Webinar Series

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Parent Perspectives on Postsecondary Transition

December 8, 2020 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This session will include both parents of high school students preparing to transition and parents of students already in the postsecondary setting. If you are a teacher, parent, employer, individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or an affiliate of an individual with ASD, you will want to hear this presentation. These parents will relay their tips, strategies, triumphs, trials, and the resources that have helped them and their students prepare and transition to postsecondary education or employment.
Learn more about Parent Perspectives on Postsecondary Transition and register.

Transition to Employment
January 12, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am

During this webinar, Marcfirst will the share and explore data about Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the workplace. Marcfirst is an organization that since 1955 has provided resources to improve the lives of individuals with disabilities. This webinar will highlight Marcfirst’ s Supported Employment and High School Transition Programs. Participants will be given access to resources for interviewing, disclosure, choosing the right work environment, and workplace communication.
Learn more about Transition to Employment and register.

 

This webinar will outline the differences in legislation, services, and supports for students with ASD in college. Participants will learn about postsecondary support programs and how students access resources. Attendees will leave with a new understanding of how vital student independence is for student success.
Learn more about Transition to Postsecondary Education and register.

Parent Ask the Lawyer

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Matt Cohen will be hosting the following Ask the Lawyer webinars to answer your general questions about special ed law and advocacy. If you have specific questions about your child, please schedule a meeting with one of our staff.

Dec. 9, 2020,  Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpc-iorDkrEtHobGO8sYx4rA5OLrkRgeCO 

 Jan. 6, 4 p.mRegister in advance.

Jan. 20, 4 p.m. Register in advance.

 After registering in advance, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinars.

 

Your Rights in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process Webinar

IL Life Span Program Lunchtime Webinar

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Date: Tuesday, December 8th 

Time: 12:00 PM – 1 PM

 Participants will:

  • Understand CAP’s role in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process
  • Learn their rights and responsibilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process
  • Learn strategies for self-advocacy

 

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pvSseISeTEukhHb_XqQx_Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Please note that there are no CEUs provided for our lunchtime webinars.

Annual State Testing of Students: Does Your Child Need an Alternate Assessment?

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Annual State Testing of Students: Does Your Child Need an Alternate Assessment?

 Tuesday, December 8, 2020

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8815425046666363661

In this webinar, parents and families will learn…

  • what Alternate Assessment is and what it looks like in Illinois.
  • who does and does not qualify for alternate assessment and why.
  • about the 1% Cap Rule in the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • how alternate assessment relates to the Illinois Learning Standards.
  • how to talk to IEP teams about the alternate assessment.
  • where to go for resources and information.

About The Presenter: Amy Deegan is the Principal Consultant for Low Incidence Populations in the Special Education Department of the Illinois State Board of Education.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Virtual Parent Support Groups

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 New and Expectant Mom’s Group: Wednesdays 11:00a-12:00p led by a perinatal mental health specialist

  • Mom’s GroupThursdays 12:00p-1:00p support each other through life’s triumphs and challenges. Hosted by a pediatric occupational therapist. This is geared towards moms who have children receiving therapies.
  • Parent’s GroupTuesdays 7:30p-8:30p. Support each other through life’s triumphs and challenges. Hosted by a pediatric occupational therapist. This is geared towards parents who have children receiving therapies.
  • Time to talk during COVIDTuesdays 4:30p-5:30p Drop in group for adults feeling alone or isolated.

Do you have a son or daughter with Fragile X syndrome in high school?

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Help us learn more about how certain abilities, experiences, and biology affect language abilities in adulthood for both males and females with fragile X syndrome.
Participants will take part in four assessment visits over a 3-year period. Two visits will be completed at one of our three study sites, and two will be completed from home. Each assessment may vary and will require direct participation from either you or your son/daughter. We will also ask you to provide some additional information about your son/daughter.
Travel costs will be reimbursed, and families will receive a $200 honorarium for completing all parts of the study.
Contact:
(615) 322-2943

Tools to Support Executive Function While Learning at Home

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Tools to Support Executive Function

While Learning at Home

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:00 PM
This webinar will give parents tools for remote learning that will assist their children in reducing distractions, staying on track with tasks, and maintaining focus while they are online.
Presenter is Jennifer Skalitzky. Jenn works for Infinitec as an Assistive Technology Facilitator. She coordinates webinars, performs collaborations, and provides training. Jennifer received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Eastern Illinois University and received a M.S. in Disability and Human Development from the University of Illinois- Chicago (UIC).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

ODLSS Family Advisory Board (FAB) meeting on November 12

ODLSS_logoPlease join the next Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services (ODLSS)  Family Advisory Board (FAB)  meeting on 11/12/20, 6:00pm 

Click here to register:  https://odlssfab-nov.eventbrite.com/

 

The Office of Diverse Learners Supports and Services (ODLSS)  Family Advisory Board (FAB)  will be holding our annual elections (typically held in June) for FAB Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary and Vice-Secretary.  Due to the timing of election, these position terms will end in June 2022.

Please find the FAB Officer Descriptions here.

If you’re interested in one of the positions, please find the nomination form here.

Nomination forms must be completed by 11/5. 

ODLSS is excited to be hosting a “Workshop on Special Education Rights for Parents” presented by the Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD), Part 1 (Part 2 will be presented at our Dec. 10 meeting).

Please find the draft minutes from the Oct FAB meeting here.

 

ODLSS hopes to see you all on 11/12.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions/comments/concerns.

ODLSS FAB Officers
Denise Dyer, Chair
Celeste O’Connor, Vice Chair
Nicole Abreu, Secretary
odlssfabparents@gmail.com

Parent Involvement Specialist Team I Procedures and Standards l Office of Diverse Learner Supports & Services l ODLSS Helpline 773-553-1840
Michelle Burgess: mburgess3@cps.edu
Janice Gutierrez: jmgutierrez11@cps.edu
Kimberly Johnson: kljohnsonevans@cps.edu
Let us know what you think! Please click on the Procedures & Standards Customer Survey to share your experiences! All responses are confidential.

Please visit our website for more information regarding upcoming ODLSS Events.