KNOW YOUR OPTIONS: LIGAS FAMILY ADVOCATES INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Arc LogoRound Table Discussion with Kevin Casey, Director of Developmental Disabilities,

LIGAS FAMILY ADVOCATES INFORMATIONAL SESSION

Friday, August 8, 2014
Heritage Plaza- Bethune Room
1551 West 95th Street
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Chicago, IL. 60643

(Located across the street from Third Baptist Church-Free parking in Church parking lot)

NO PARKING IN CURRENCY EXCHANGE LOT

**Cost: Free – Light Lunch provided to participants**

REGISTRATION: There is no cost – but you will need to register so that we can have an accurate count for lunch. Please register by calling The Family Support Network (FSN) at 708-331-7370 or emailing Cynthia at Cynthia@familysupportnetwork.org.

*(If you need a vegetarian lunch, please let us know when you call to register.)

The Department of Human Services (DHS)
Come to the table and let your Voices Be Heard in Springfield ……..

This will be a rare opportunity for families to meet directly with Director Casey to share their experiences/concerns in their efforts to obtain services. It will also be an opportunity for families and individual’s to share with each other the creative ways they are using their Home Base and CILA Funding.

The Ligas Family Advocates (LFA’s) team are here to help you connect with other families and inform you about additional options through the Ligas Family Advocate Program.

  • Have you heard about the Ligas Consent Degree and want to know what it is all about?
  • Are you a Ligas class member who recently received a letter stating you are eligible to apply for services and you want to know ALL the options available to you and your family?
  • Have you been approved for funding and not sure what options are available for you/your loved one? Laura Miller, attorney Equip for Equality, will answer questions about the Ligas lawsuit.
  • John Fallon, Senior Program Manager CSH, will be sharing some information about “Supportive Housing”.

Understanding Autism: An Overview for Parents & Professionals

RCADD logoRESOURCE CENTER FOR AUTISM AND DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS

“Understanding Autism: An Overview for Parents & Professionals”

When: July 23rd, September 17th, November 19th, 2014 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Where: 10 S. Kedzie, Room 205

“Understanding Autism: An Overview for Parents & Professionals”

When: July 9th, September 3rd, November 5th, 2014 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Where: 4314 S. Cottage Grove, Lower Level Canteen Room
To register online visit rcaddsouth.eventbrite.com
To register by phone call 312-747-8311

ACCESS CHICAGO EXPO

Access ChicagoThe Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities hosts Access Chicago EXPO for people with disabilities on Thursday, July 17, 2014, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Navy Pier – Festival Hall A. Access Chicago is a family event that will provide resources, opportunities to make connections and to test the newest products, fun activities, and more!

Visit www.cityofchicago.org/disabilities

STARNET – ILLINOIS STARNET REGION V (CITY OF CHICAGO)

 

starnet LogoIllinois STARNET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs.  STARNET supports family-centered, researched, and effective practices in early childhood education and care. We provide a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on the preschool years and children with special needs. http://starnetchicago.org/

Phone: 773.553.5596 Fax: 773.553.5595 Email: starnet@cps.edu

Starnet July-December Training Schedule

UIC RCADD Dealing with Bullying Workshop

RCADD logoAbout this Workshop:
Bullying is an issue that happens everywhere in the world. This workshop will describe the characteristics of bullies and their victims. It is our hope that this workshop will raise awareness about bullying, how it affects individuals on a daily basis and help parents and professionals learn how to prevent it. Participants will leave with practical strategies for young children.

Date: July 24, 2014
Location: 4314 S. Cottage Grove, Lower Level Chicago, IL 60652
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Credits: 2 CPDU’s/CEU’s
Cost: FREE

 Register!

Presented by: Angela Searcy M.S, D.T.
About the Presenter: Angela Searcy M.S., D.T. holds a B.A. degree in English and secondary education with teacher certification though the state of Illinois and a M.S. degree in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, with a specialization in Infant Studies and a credential in developmental therapy.

 

Navigating SSI on FRCD on CAN TV today at 4pm.

Tune in today at  4pm -4:25pm for Family Resource Center on Disabilities  live call-in  talk show, FRCD on CAN TV,  where we discuss special education rights, parent advocacy and resources for families of children with disabilities.  Today we are happy to welcome John E. Marshall from the Social Security Administration to discuss resources and steps parent’s of children with disabilities should know in Illinois.

Additional Resources:

Social Security for Children with Disabilities

Social Security: Disability Benefits

Want to ask a question on-air live ?

Call 312-738-1060 during the show and ask your questions.

Community Forums on Transition

Mayor's Office For People with Disabilities LogoMayor's Office For People with Disabilities LogoANNOUNCING
Community Forums on Transition

What is Transition? Transition is change. Transition is movement.
For our children who have disabilities, transition means moving from SCHOOL TO ADULT LIFE!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mayors Office for People with Disabilities, MOPD, 2102 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612

If you are the parent, guardian or representative of a student with an IEP or a diagnosed disability in a secondary school in Illinois, you should attend this important community event to learn about resources available to help your child prepare for life after high school.

Representatives from the Illinois Department of Human Services’ Division of Rehabilitation
Services (DRS), Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), and the Division of Mental
Health (DMH) along with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be available to share information, listen to your concerns and help answer questions. This is an opportunity to engage in a dialogue and have your voices heard so please plan to attend a meeting in your area:

For more information or to request an accommodation, please contact:Darlene Loydrake at Darlene.Loydrake@illinois.gov, 312.814.3871 (V) 888-440-8994 (TTY)

2-day In-Person Educational and Support Opportunity to Primary Caregivers

Shriners Hospital 2-day In-Person Educational and Support Opportunity to Primary Caregivers 

Shriners Hospital in Chicago is offering a 2-day in-person educational and support opportunity to primary caregivers (i.e. parents) of youth with spinal cord injuries ages 7-12. Youth must have sustained their injury at least one year ago and both the primary caregiver and child must speak fluent English. All travel, hotel accommodations, and meals will be taken care of by us.

Unfortunately, we must limit this to one caregiver (the “primary” caregiver) of each child for this study.

This program (“Parent Forum”) will be offered during two weekends in August:
•August 2-3, 2014 OR
•August 16-17, 2014

Parents/caregivers are only being asked to attend one of these Parent Forums and it’s their choice! Both weekend programs are exactly the same – we’re just offering two weekend options to accommodate busy schedules.

Contact Anne Riordan, MA
Project Coordinator
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2211 N. Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707-3392
(p) 773.385.5511
(f) 773.385.5488

Way to Grow:Support Group Meeting

Mothers on a Mission, Inc. & West Suburban Special Recreation
FREE!!!

Way to Grow:Support Group Meeting

Monday, May 19th, 2014
Long Term Planning for Special Needs Situations

Location: The Town of Cicero Community Center- Room 106 & 107
2250 S. 49th Avenue in Cicero, IL
Time: meetings will start PROMPTLY@ 6:00pm until 7:45pm

How to think about it, how to do it and how to pay for it

What resources do we have to work with?
What are some good basic goals for a long-term plan?
What are the basic strategies to work towards your goals?
What is the State of the State of Illinois in adult services?
What is the role of a financial advisor, attorney and other professionals in the long term planning process?

Presented by
Alexandra Baig, MBA
Financial Advisor
Waddell and Reed, Inc.

For more information call: 708-357-4117
Español, por favor llame: Margarita or Eli at 708-656-8340
Specialized Child Care offered by West Suburban Special Recreation Association!