July 14th, 2020 ILS Lunchtime Webinar – Social Security 101 – Understanding the Benefits, with Josephine Mueller and Daniel Summer, Social Security Administration

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Join The Illinois Life Span Program of The Arc of Illinois Monthly Lunchtime Webinar on Social Security 101 –Understanding the Benefits.  This webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, July 14th from Noon to 1:00 PM .

Please register for ILS Lunchtime Webinar – Social Security 101 – Understanding the Benefits in English at:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4467973656745297163

Presented by: Josephine Mueller and Daniel Summer, Public Affairs Specialists with Social Security.

Social Security is with you through life’s journey. This presentation will provide information on Social Security benefits and programs including:

  • What is FICA
  • What is SSDI
  • What is SSI
  • What’s New in 2020

Please note that there are no CEUS for our Lunchtime webinars. Thank you!

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

 

ASSIST Study: Advocating for Supports to Improve Service Tranisitions

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Transitioning from school-based to adult service systems is challenging for many families of youth on the autism spectrum. Volunteer for research testing a new program to improve parents’ ability to advocate for adult services on behalf of their son or daughter on the autism spectrum.

Who
Parents of youth with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis between 16 and 26 years of age.

What you and your son/daughter will do
•Assessment of youth.
•Interviews about youth’s goals, current activities and service needs.
•Parents will participate in weekly group-based advocacy training sessions for 12 weeks.
•Questionnaires and follow-up interviews for parents and youth may last up to 3.5 years.
Families will receive up to $325 for completing all parts of the study

When & Where?
Every Monday Night 6-8 p.m., Naperville, IL
Contact Molly Buren: mburen2@illinois.edu (773) 290-9956
This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Free Webinar: How to Create Daily Schedules to Support Home-Based Learning for Students with Autism

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Presented by Behavior Professionals from Monarch Center for Autism (Heli Vires-Collins, M.A., BCBA/COBA and Amee Jones, RBT)

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Students with autism thrive on routine. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly upended our students’ daily routines. Schedules are tools that help structure the day, teach new routines, and assist with challenging behaviors. Please join us for this free webinar and learn about different types of schedules and when to use each of them. We will also teach you how to create and implement schedules that your students with autism will follow at home to enhance their distance learning. Time will be provided for questions and answers.

This webinar will be recorded, archived and available for future viewing by clicking here.

Ask the Vision Loss Experts: Coping with COVID-19 on Facebook Live!

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Join Chicago Lighthouse vision loss experts discuss community connection and awareness during the COVID-19 pandemic in their next Facebook Live session this Thursday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. CST!   

To join the live session on Thursday, May 7 at 11 a.m. 

CLICK HERE

Co-hosts Dr. Tricia Grant, scientist and Senior Director of Low Vision Research at The Chicago Lighthouse, and Dr. Bryan Wolynski, low vision optometrist and consultant for OrCam, will be joined by special guest Fitz Martinmusic producer and OrCam MyEye user. He will share his experience of managing a business and pursuing his education while in quarantine. 


HEAR FROM  VIEWERS OF LAST WEEK’S SESSION:

“I really think this show helps a lot of people especially with isolation they have something to look forward to on Thursday.”
“Thank you for this awesome discussion. Very informative!!”
“This platform is awesome!!”


Please join this week and share with others you know who may benefit from this discussion. Audience questions and comments are encouraged. Please submit them on their Facebook page.
 

A COVID-19 Q & A Webinar Session for Families of Children with Medical Complexities

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Hall Pass: A Parent’s Survival Guide to Covid-19

Presented by District Outreach Initiatives

Friday, May 1, 2020

12:30 PM-1:30 PM

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HALL PASS, created by District Outreach Initiatives (DOI), will be a premier online parent community space that will offer parents structured conversations, blog articles, weekly webinars and other tools and resources to help parents navigate through the current COVID-19 pandemic health crisis.

Learn More at  https://district-outreach.com/hallpass/

CPS: PREGUNTAS MÁS FRECUENTES

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Apoyos y Servicios para Estudiantes Diversos durante Cierres de Escuelas por COVID-19
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20 de abril de 2020

Durante los cierres de escuelas ordenados por el estado en respuesta a COVID-19, la Oficina de Apoyos y Servicios para Aprendices Diversos (ODLSS) de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) está siguiendo la pauta más actualizadade educación especial emitida por la Junta de Educación del Estado Illinois (ISBE) y el Departamento de Educación de los Estados Unidos. Para obtener la información más actualizada sobre la respuesta del distrito a COVID-19, visite: cps.edu/coronavirus. Si le gustaría recibir notificaciones de ODLSS, complete este formulario.

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CPS Frequently Asked Questions English

FAMILY & SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP FORUMS to learn about CPS’ Frequently Asked Question

Diverse Learner Supports and Services during COVID-19 School Closures

Updated April 20, 2020

During the state-mandated school closures in response to COVID-19, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) is following the most up-to-date guidance issued by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) and the United States Department of Education. For the most up-to-date information regarding the district’s response to COVID-19, visit: cps.edu/coronavirus. If you would like to receive updates from ODLSS, complete this form.

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Los estudiantes de CPS, City Colleges recibirán computadoras portátiles para el aprendizaje remoto durante la crisis del coronavirus

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  Los estudiantes de CPS, City Colleges recibirán computadoras portátiles para el aprendizaje remoto durante la crisis del coronavirus
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  A medida que el creciente número de casos de COVID-19 crea incertidumbre sobre cuándo la vida volverá a la normalidad, el distrito de las Escuelas Públicas de Chicago (CPS) está entregando más de 100,000 computadoras portátiles y tabletas a sus estudiantes más necesitados para una nueva iniciativa de aprendizaje remoto.
  La alcaldesa Lori Lightfoot anunció la iniciativa hoy en una conferencia de prensa conjunta con los jefes de CPS y City Colleges of Chicago.  El objetivo es garantizar que el tiempo de instrucción continúe mientras los edificios escolares y los campus permanecen cerrados durante la crisis del coronavirus.
  Las familias de CPS tendrán más información sobre los planes de aprendizaje remoto para el lunes 6 de abril, y el aprendizaje remoto comenzará el lunes 13 de abril, después del período de vacaciones de primavera programado.
  “No permitiremos que la crisis sea un obstáculo para el futuro de nuestros estudiantes y sus sueños”, dijo Lightfoot en un comunicado de prensa.  “Fue un esfuerzo enorme cambiar el plan de estudios de uno a un medio completamente nuevo, especialmente en tan poco tiempo, y es un testimonio de la pasión y el compromiso de toda la comunidad educativa de Chicago de que han podido hacer exactamente eso”.
  Cuando se le preguntó si el aprendizaje remoto es una indicación de que los estudiantes de CPS estarán fuera de la escuela por el resto del año, Lightfoot dijo: “No tenemos motivos para creer que ese sea el caso”.
  Las familias de CPS comenzarán a recibir los dispositivos electrónicos pronto.  Aunque el distrito no puede proporcionar acceso a Internet a cada estudiante, las familias pueden comunicarse con proveedores como Comcast y AT&T para preguntar sobre el acceso gratuito que ambas compañías ofrecen a las familias de bajos ingresos.
  Mientras tanto, hasta el momento se han enviado cerca de 850 computadoras portátiles a los estudiantes necesitados de City Colleges, con otras 627 computadoras portátiles enviadas a los estudiantes hoy.  Los puntos de acceso Wi-Fi en préstamo estarán disponibles para los estudiantes por orden de llegada al final de la semana.
  “Estoy muy orgulloso del trabajo en equipo y la flexibilidad demostrada por nuestros estudiantes, profesores y personal que hicieron la transición al aprendizaje remoto en solo una semana”, dijo el canciller de las universidades de la ciudad, Juan Salgado, en el comunicado.  “Reconocemos que nuestros estudiantes, en particular, enfrentan desafíos sin precedentes, y estamos comprometidos a brindarles todo el apoyo posible para garantizar que persistan en sus cursos y alcancen sus objetivos académicos y profesionales”.
  Esta es una noticia de última hora.  Estén atentos para más actualizaciones.
(Translation from the Tribe article

“CPS, City Colleges students will receive laptops for remote learning during coronavirus crisis”)

https://thetriibe.com/2020/03/cps-city-colleges-students-will-receive-laptops-for-remote-learning-during-coronavirus-crisis/

Remote Learning Recommendations During COVID-19 Emergency

RL-Recommendations-3-27-20_Page_01This document provides information and clarification to districts, schools, leaders, teachers, students, and parents as they design and implement remote learning in response to the COVID19 emergency, which is different from statutory e-learning plans. ISBE acknowledges that all students, families, schools, and districts are diverse, and supports remote learning that meets local needs and, to the greatest extent possible, minimizes the negative impact this unprecedented moment has on our students’ educational trajectories.

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COVID-19 DD Relief Fund

Illinois Council Developmental DisabilitiesCOVID-19 DD Relief Fund

** APPLICATION IS OPEN **

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The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities (hereafter referred to as the Council or ICDD) has voted to invest $150,000 to the Arc of Illinois to fund time-limited demonstration projects to assist in filling gaps in services that people with developmental disabilities and families are experiencing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The COVID-19 DD Relief Fund will fund mini-grants up to $10,000 each with no minimum amount.  Our assumption is there will be no more than $10,000 to individual proposers, however, The Arc of Illinois, in partnership with the Council, will consider proposals for larger-scale projects.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS FUNDING INITIATIVE IS TO:

  • Respond to emerging needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Reduce the amount of anxiety and isolation for individuals with developmental disabilities through innovative projects.
  • Build and maintain community capacity to support the short-term and long-term needs of individuals with developmental disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Support to direct care staff to be able to continue their work under these unusual circumstances so that the agency operations continue to provide the supports needed for the people they serve.
  • Inform systems change efforts for future disaster preparedness and emergency response in Illinois and other states.
  • Ensure people continue to engage with peers during this period of social distancing and isolation.

WHO CAN SUBMIT A PROPOSAL?

Proposals are welcomed from all types of entities and organizations, formal and informal, including service providers, municipalities, service or trade associations, churches, civic or interest-based organizations, human service cooperatives, schools, education cooperatives, or other. The awardee must have a tax ID number in order to receive Council funds.

INFORMATIONAL WEBINAR DETAILS

The Arc of Illinois and the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities will host an informational webinar on April 1, 2020, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm to answer questions from interested applicants regarding the COVID-19 DD Relief Fund opportunity.  To RSVP, click HERE.