Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) Training Registration is Open

Parent-Advocacy-Leadership-Training-(PAL)2018Parent Advocacy Leadership  (PAL) Training Presented By Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Are you a parent of a child with a disability or a community member interested in gaining a strong understanding of the Illinois special education system? Parent Advocacy Leadership (PAL) is a Free training series designed to help you navigate the special education process in Illinois.

 

 

Requirements:

  • Willing to attend all 4 sessions
  • Willing to participate in weekly check-ins,
  • Willing to complete pre and post survey.
  • Willing to complete homework assignments prior to class.
  • Possess a passion for helping families of children with disabilities.

Training will cover:

  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • State law (Part 226)
  • The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Section 504
  • Behavior
  • Advocacy

All training and materials are free. The PAL training is 4 sessions long and space is limited to 12 participants (first come, first served). The 4 Weekly check-ins will take place via webinar format. Homework is required and must be completed prior to each session.

Each training session is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (CST) at Family Resource Center on Disabilities 11 E. Adams St. Suite 1002 Chicago, IL 60603.

The training dates are Saturdays:

August 4th, August 11th, August 18th, August 25th

Check-in dates are Wednesdays Check-ins are one hour. Exact Time: TBA.

August 1st, August 8th, August 15th, August 22nd

For more information about FRCD resources, support, and publications, please contact the Family Resource Center on Disabilities at (312) 939-3513 visit us online at www.frcd.org and email us at paula.wills@frcd.org.

March with FRCD at the 14th Annual Disability Pride Parade!

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) for a day of solidarity, awareness, and celebration of disability pride.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Parade: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Post Parade Festivities: 12:30 pm

WHERE:
We will meet at the staging area at  401 S. Plymouth Court at 10:15 a.m. Post-parade festivities will begin 12:30 p.m. at Daley Plaza at Washington and Dearborn.

The overall mission of the Disability Pride Parade is to change the way people think about and define “Disability”. Now is the time to promote the belief in society that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with Disabilities can take pride.

Contact Paula Wills at paula.wills@frcd.org or call FRCD’s Office at 312-939-3513.

REGISTER:
There is no registration fee, but we ask that you register to march with FRCD.  If feasible, please wear purple t-shirts, but not mandatory.

Who We Are, What We do

FRCD T-ShirtDo you understand how the special education system works in Illinois? Family Resource Center on Disabilities is here for you to help you navigate this complex system. Learn what your local Parent Training and Information Center can do for you.

Friendly and Productive IEP Meetings CANCELLED

FRCD  trainer training parentsThis workshop provides practical tips & techniques that can increase the productivity of an IEP meeting. Implementing these ideas can help districts & parents have forward-looking and creative IEP meetings which can set the stage for a constructive relationship that can continue throughout the student’s educational program.

Lunch and Learn: Seizure Recognition and First Aid Presentation:

Epilepsy Foundation LogoSeizure Recognition and First Aid Presentation:

This free educational program is designed to inform the general public about epilepsy and seizure disorders. Professional public health educators will cover seizure recognition and first aid, seizures and safety, epilepsy treatment, and how to assist someone having a seizure while providing appropriate first aid techniques.

 

Anastasia M. McCargo has been an Education Coordinator with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago since 2011. Anastasia works primarily in the western and southwestern suburbs of Chicago, and travels to schools, community agencies, hospitals, nursing homes and early childhood education centers promoting epilepsy education, awareness, and support. She is available to provide all epilepsy-related training and presentations and specializes in bothSeizure Training for School Personnel and Seizure Training for Childcare Personnel. Anastasia is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she earned both a B.S in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Community Counseling, and is licensed in the state of Illinois as a Clinical Professional Counselor.

LEARN HOW RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION (RtI) Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) CAN HELP YOUR CHILD SUCCEED. OPEN TO ALL PARENTS.

Is Your Child Struggling in School? Come to a Workshop and Learn Response to Intervention(RTI)  Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Can Help Your Child Succeed!

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities Parent Training and Information Center and Illinois RtI Network for this FREE informational session for parents of children who struggle with reading, math, or behavior. The first 25 parents who pre-register and attend the entire event will receive a $20 WalMart gift card. (one per couple) (This offer does not include webinars)

 

OPEN TO All PARENTS!

IEP Check-Ins Session

conversation between parent and volunteerDo you have specific questions about your child’s  Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?  Make an appointment during FRCD’s IEP Check-In sessions and one of our parent trainers will sit down with you and comb through your child’s IEP.    We ask that you read the IEP prior to your IEP Check-In Session and bring a copy for the parent trainer to go through with you.

APPOINTMENTS ARE MANDATORY.

PLEASE CALL 312-939-3513 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

IEP Check-In Session

conversation between parent and volunteerDo you have specific questions about your child’s  Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?  Make an appointment during FRCD’s IEP Check-In sessions and one of our parent trainers will sit down with you and comb through your child’s IEP.    We ask that you read the IEP prior to your IEP Check-In Session and bring a copy for the parent trainer to go through with you.

APPOINTMENTS ARE MANDATORY.

Entrenamiento Especializado de IEP’S y Liderazgo Donde Aprenderas, Estrategias

FRCD bilingual trainer, Consuelo Puente,  teaching studentsFamily Resource Center On Disabilities en Colaboración con C.S.S.
Te invitamos a participar de este Entrenamiento Especializado de IEP’S y Liderazgo
Donde aprenderas, estrategias para nuestras familias con discapacidad.
Podrán participar padres, profesionales, cuidadores, proveedores en si toda persona que tenga el interés de aprender.

Las clases se impartiran en 6 sesiones

Junio En: Miercoles 1 7 y 24 del 2015

Hora: 10:00 am A 1:00 pm

Contactar con Maria D Castillo Para mas información.
Teléfono: (312) 375- 8136 o escribe por correo electrónico a:
maria.castillo@frcd.org

Te esperamos.

NO TENEMOS CUIDADO DE NINOS

12th Annual Disability Pride Parade

Join Family Resource Center on Disabilities (FRCD) for a day of solidarity, awareness and celebration of disability pride.

WHEN:
Saturday, July 18, 2014
Parade: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Post Parade Festivities: 12:30 pm

WHERE:
We will meet at the staging area at  401 S. Plymouth Court at 10:15 a.m. Post parade festivities will begin 12:30 p.m. at Daley Plaza at Washington and Dearborn.

There is much to celebrate at this year’s Disability Pride Parade.  The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25.  The former (retired) senator of Iowa, Senator Thomas Harkin (D), who has been an advocate and a champion of disability rights throughout his service as senator is this year’s Grand Marshall.

The overall mission of the Disability Pride Parade is to change the way people think about and define “Disability”. Now is the time to promote the belief in society that Disability is a natural and beautiful part of human diversity in which people living with Disabilities can take pride.

Contact FRCD at 312-939-3513 or email paula.wills@frcd.org or contact George Terzakis  at 312-852-2900 or gterzakis@gmail.com.

REGISTER:
There is no registration fee, but we ask that you register to march with FRCD.