Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois presents 2017 Fall Workshops

LDA 2017

2017 LDA Workshop Series

September 9 What Is a Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate IEP?

Sara Jozwik, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Illinois State University

With the increasing population of students who are English Learners and who are identified as in need of special education, it is critical that the IEP team members understand how to write appropriate IEPs for our English Learners.Illinois State University

551 DeGarmo Hall
250 S. University Street
Normal, IL  61761

September 16 Legal Issues re: Students with Learning Disabilities and their IEPs

Matt Cohen, Attorney at Law

How do IEP team members write relevant and appropriate IEPs for students
with learning disabilities. What are some of the common mistakes in writing
IEPS that have been found in the courts. Come to learn about what you, as an
IEP team participant, need to know about crafting a meaningful IEP.

Saint Xavier University
4th floor Boardroom
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL

September 23 Navigating the IEP Process – Guidance for Parents and Teachers

Kathleen Loftus, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor, NEIU
Steven Glink, Attorney at Law
This workshop focuses on the critical components of the IEP meeting,
including what needs to be included, what teachers should know, what parents
should ask, and what happens if you don’t agree with the decision of the other IEP team members. Also included are some components of the Transition Plan meeting for graduating high school students with IEPs.
NEIU is co-sponsoring this workshop.

Northeastern Illinois University
Lech Walesa Hall
5500 N. St. Louis
Chicago, IL 60625

October 14 Why Kids Hate School: ADHD, Anxiety, Depression,
How to Approach Students Who Don’t Want to Be in Your Class

Mike Viles, IL CEC, Clarissa Hug, Special Education Teacher of the Year

This workshop focuses on reluctant learners and why they don’t want to come
to school. It also will provide a whole array of strategies for working with
students who don’t want to come to school. How do you get them to come to
school and how do you keep them there?

Saint Xavier University
4th floor Boardroom
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL

October 21 Putting the Bite in the BIP: Writing Effective Behavior Intervention Plans

Bev Johns, Professional Fellow, MacMurray College

This session is a must for all IEP team members working with students whose
behavior interferes with learning. How do you choose which behaviors to
focus on, how do you assess those behaviors, how do you write appropriate
present levels and goals pertaining to behavior, and how do you write an
effective and positive behavior intervention plan (BIP).

Saint Xavier University
4th floor Boardroom
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL

November 18 Child-Family-Community:The Power Trio for English Learners with Disabilities

Meg Carroll, Ed.D., Professor, Saint Xavier University

When considering the needs of students who are English Learners, how do
parents, educators, and members of the community work together to meet the
students’ needs? Practical suggestions and resources.

Saint Xavier University
4th floor Boardroom
3700 W. 103rd Street
Chicago, IL

Registration: 8:30 a.m. Workshop: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Registration Fees: Educators, $40/workshop for members and $50 for non-members.
Parents (not a teacher seeking professional development credit) = $25 for members and $35 for non-members.
Students = $25

Registration on site is additional $10 per workshop.
Refund Policy= registration fee less $20 if cancelled 10 days prior to workshop. No other refunds will be made
Registration fee covers the cost of handouts and continental breakfast

***New for this year: Special Educators who bring a General Educator with them each receive a 50% discount on their registration
Parent scholarships for membership and to attend workshops for free are available through the Janet Lerner Memorial Membership Scholarships. For details contact LDA of IL office.
Contact LDA of Illinois at: LDAofIL@ameritech.net Register online at: www.ldail.com/
10101 South Roberts Road, Suite 205 Palos Hills, IL 60465 Tel: 708.430.7532