Do 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.
This group will focus on skills integral for enhancing communication, cooperation, and confidence.
Verbal and Nonverbal Communication
Stop and Think Strategies
Social Problem Solving
Coping with Bullying and Teasing
Our group is directed by therapists trained in working with pre-teens with ASD. We will utilize techniques to facilitate effective social communication in a supportive environment. We follow the S.S. GRIN curriculum, a comprehensive curriculum specifically designed for children age 8-12 years with a diagnosis of High Functioning Autism. Our goal is to provide skills that will last beyond the training and be useful in all of the environments in which the members participate.
Participants must have a diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.
Members must be able to participate in the group without parents present
Members must have cognitive skills which enable them to verbally interact with peers
Members must not display aggressive, disruptive or self-injurious behaviors
Start Date: January 9, 2014
Cost: Low cost, flat fee to be determined
Day: Thursdays – 12 sessions
Age: 8-12 years of age
Location: Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic, 1640 W. Roosevelt Rd 1st floor, Chicago, IL
For more information, please contact Jessica Schultz, M.A. @ 312-996-7457 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 2,000 people received service and training from the Developmental Disabilities Family Clinics in FY2012. This work was made possible by grants from Illinois Department of Human Services, The Autism Program (TAP), The Combatting Autism Act (CAA), and by third party payments from Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance carriers.
The Annual TASH Conference themed, “A Movement United” is fast approaching. TASH is seeking volunteers to help during the conference. . The conference will be held December 11-14 at The Hilton in downtown Chicago. Volunteers are eligible to receive 80% off their full conference registration.
The TASH Conference is the one place where stakeholders from every aspect of the disability community come together to learn, share and grow in our collective effort to advance inclusion and human rights for people with significant disabilities.For more than 37 years, the TASH Conference has impacted the disability field by connecting attendees to innovative information and resources, facilitating connections between stakeholders in the disability movement, and helping attendees reignite their passion for the full inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of community life.
The 11th Annual Transition Summit for High School Students with Disabilities
Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities Photo. MOPD Transition Summit 2013
The Summit will include workshops on vital Work Incentives available to youth with disabilities, individual consultations with SSA-certified specialists whose primary function is to meet with students and/or their parents on an individual basis, meet with the Social Security Administration staff specifically assigned to work with this program, as well as the Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) Specialist.
Employment Services Unit Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program
Date: Nov. 16 – Check-in: 8:30 A.M. – Program: 9:00 A.M.—1:00 P.M.Location: 2102 W. Ogden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60612
Please call to register and request a Reasonable accommodation:
Co-Sponsored by PACE and the Social Security Administration
Tired of getting the run-around while wading through and the alphabet soup of acronyms and not being sure of what you can and should do to help your child? This workshop will provide you with these important tools: Going from Frustration to Power; Who is an advocate and why be an advocate? Follow six skills to effective advocacy.
Este taller incluye información sobre las normas y reglamentos relacionados con la creación del Programa de Educación Individualizada (IEP). ¿Quién es elegible para un IEP? ¿Qué dice la ley federal (IDEA) sobre el IEP? ¿Cuál es el propósito del IEP? Quien está en el equipo del IEP? ¿Qué debería incluirse en el IEP?
Discusses issues relating to transitioning from school to adult life/post-secondary education identifying outcomes and developing goals as part of the IEP process. Parents and young adults will become knowledgeable regarding resources in the community in order to build linkages, and ensure dignified life as a contributing citizen.