“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
The 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!
Illinois 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/
About 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
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.
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
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.
Want to ask a question on-air live ?
Call 312-738-1060 during the show and ask your questions.
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.
- · blind elementary school-aged students and their parents
- · blind high school-aged students
- · teachers who work with blind students
· 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
· 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.
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)
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children
2211 N. Oak Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707-3392