Jobs Galore II” Fair for People with Disabilities -August 12

Jobs Galore IIChicago Lighthouse Teams with MOPD to Host August 12th “Jobs Galore II” Fair for People with Disabilities

In an effort to boost employment prospects for people with disabilities and Veterans, particularly those who are blind or visually impaired, The Chicago Lighthouse is joining forces again with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) to host a “Jobs Galore III” Fair on Tuesday, August 12th

This event will take place from 11 am to 3 pm at the MOPD field office located at 2102 W. Ogden on Chicago’s near west side.

The Lighthouse will be pre-screening candidates for more than 100
positions, ranging from entry level to management. Included will be
call center supervisors, call center agents, mailroom processing
clerks and retail sales associates.

Candidates must be able to work with a database and navigate
through a windows environment; type a minimum of 25 words per
minute with 90 – 95% accuracy; possess basic math skills; and be
able to maintain a flexible work schedule, including days, nights,
weekends and holidays.

Seminars will be offered during the Job Fair. MOPD and Chicago
Lighthouse information will also be available.

Limited free parking is available at the 2102 W. Ogden location. The
site is also close to public transportation, including the #157 CTA bus
route and the Pink and Blue rapid transit lines. In addition, the
Lighthouse will provide shuttle service every 30 minutes between its
headquarters building at 1850 W. Roosevelt Road and 2102 W.
Ogden.

For additional information on the event, call Dominic Calabrese at
312/997-3662.

Ligas Family Advisory Council Needs Your Input.

Arc LogoThe Ligas Family Advisory Council and PAS/ISC agencies are currently reviewing the draft changes to thLigas Transition Service Plan Form and Ligas Transition Plan Instructions.  We are sharing them with you as well in case you or your members have comments.  We have asked for comments back by 8/8/14, but if you need more time, please let me know.

Please submit your comments to Jim Eddings (jim.eddings@illinois.gov)  by August 8, 2014

Way to Grow Support Group Meeting

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

FREE!!!

Location: The Town of Cicero Community Center- Room 106 & 107
Time: meetings will start Way to Grow

Support Group Meeting PROMPTLY@ 6:00pm until 7:45pm
Monday, August 18th, 2014

The Family Resource Center on Disabilities
Questions and Answers!
Back to School/Getting Prepared/IEP’s

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!

Navigating the IEP Process

FRCD-Navigating-The-IEP.-EL-Nov-19This webinar is an overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and how to navigate the IEP meeting. Our presenters will discuss the:
Evaluation process
Individualized Education Program (IEP),
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE),
Procedural Safeguards.
Preparing for your child’s IEP meeting.
What to do after the meeting.

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.