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.

 

Maryville Crisis Nursery Baby Talk Classes 2014-2015

    Parents & children 3yrs and under welcome

   Come PLAY, SHARE, & have QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Parenting Issues Class – The 2nd Tuesday of the month

July 8, 2014- Daily Schedules

August 12, 2014- Relationships

September 9, 2014- Temperament-Why Does My Child Do the Things He Does?

October 14, 2014- Your Unique Child

November 11, 2014- Temper Tantrums

January 13, 2015- Discipline: Teaching with Love

February 10, 2015- Consequences If…Then…

March 10 2015- Children’s Fears

April 14, 2015- Child and Home Safety

May 12, 2015- Making Mealtime Fun

June 9, 2015- Fun Outside Time

Lapsits – The 4th Tuesday of the month

Literacy-based group encounters provide you and your child a wonderful experience together. The primary goal is for you to interact with each other, although you will also enjoy the time with other families.

July 22, 2014- Animal’s Homes

August 26, 2014- Fall Leaves

September , 2014- Big and Little

October 28, 2014- Trucks and Things That Go Bumpty Bump

November 25, 2014- Heart-To-Heart

January 27, 2015- Rain

February 24, 2015- Bedtime

March 24 2015- Balls

April 28, 2015- Heart-to-Heart

May 26, 2015 – Peek-A-Boo

June 23, 2015- Summer Fun

All classes are held from 10:00-11:00 a.m.

 


*Must RSVP 773-205-3637 no later than 3pm the day BEFORE the class

Sorry, class will close 15min. after scheduled start time.

Please be prompt.

    

    Maryville Crisis Nursery4015 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago IL, 60634, 24hr Helpline: 773-205-3637

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.

Initiative to enhance blind people’s access to information and STEM subjects

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) Jernigan Institute is collaborating with regional science museums and science centers to enhance blind people’s access to information and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. To accomplish this goal, the NFB will be conducting a number of programs through the National Center for Blind Youth in Science. In addition, the NFB will be working directly with museums to increase the accessibility of their facilities.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the NFB will conduct three regional programs, known collectively as NFB STEM2U. This program will have a few different components. For high school students, we are offering leadership training and a chance to work as apprentices in mentoring younger students. They will also have the opportunity to explore the many study and career options within the STEM fields.

Through participation in NFB STEM2U, elementary school students and their parents will enhance their science skills and learn how to navigate and access the informal learning opportunities at regional science museums.

NFB STEM2U expands on the exciting and innovative work conducted by the NFB in the area of informal STEM education through previous National Center for Blind Youth in Science programs, such as the NFB Youth Slam, NFB Project Innovation, and NFB STEM-X.
Eligible Participants:

  • · blind elementary school-aged students and their parents
  • · blind high school-aged students
  • · teachers who work with blind students

Programs:
· NFB STEM2U Leadership Academy 9/5/14-9/7/14
(Leadership Academy is required for the high school students)

  • · NFB STEM2U Baltimore, MD, 11/6/14-11/9/14
  • · NFB STEM2U Boston, MA, 3/12/15-3/15/15
  • · NFB STEM2U Columbus, OH, 5/14/15-5/16/15

Registration fee: $0

Application deadlines:
· Elementary students and their parents July 31, 2014
· High School students June 15, 2014
· Teachers July 31, 2014

Apply Online at www.blindscience.org/nfb-stem2u

If you have questions or require further information, please contact us by e-mail at STEM@nfb.org or by phone at 410-659-9314, extension 2418.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1322855. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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!

10th Annual Transition Conference “Stepping Stones of Transition”

Stepping Stones of TransitionThe 10th Annual Transition Conference for high school aged students and young adults with disabilities, their family members and teachers, vocational professionals, caregivers, health care professionals, college students pursuing careers in special education and community advocates will be held in Springfield, Illinois on October 27-28, 2014.

The conference, titled “Stepping Stones of Transition” will be held at the Springfield Crowne Plaza and will invite participants to imagine the possibilities for students with disabilities in the areas of independent living, education and training, employment, community integration, health care, mental health, and self-advocacy. Conference sessions will be organized into 4 tracks: Education, Community, Employment and Health.

Monday, October 27, 2014 8:00 AM – Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:00 PM

Where
Crowne Plaza Springfield
3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Springfield, Illinois 62703 USA

More Information
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View Event Agenda

Last Date to Register!
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MOPD: AccessChicago July 17, 2014

AccessChicagoAccessChicago: July 17, 2014, Navy Pier, Hall A, 10am – 5pm

AccessChicago is the perfect event for people with disabilities of all ages!

  • Test products, services and connect with community organizations to learn about available disability-related social services.
  • Take part in various adaptive sports and recreational demonstrations.
  • Learn about legal rights of people with disabilities.
  • Participate in a free health screening.

Besides exhibitors, AccessChicago brings a host of engaging activities that educate and entertain all ages. From bingo to basketball, petting zoos and magic, arts and craft etc. there’s bound to be something for everyone!  Great family event! Fun activities for children!

New This Year!
Attendees can sign up online in advance via Eventbrite! Click here to sign up for AccessChicago early to avoid lines, enter raffles, sign up for MOPD news alerts mailing lists, and more!
Exhibitors can now sell products and services at Access Chicago!

AccessChicago is FREE…and open to the public. So bring your family and/or your friends and make it a fun-filled day!