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!

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.

 

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.