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Eye to Eye co-founder/CEO & author David Flink to speak at Northwestern University on Nov. 7th. Think Differently: An Inspiring Guide for Parents of Children with Learning Disabilities is invaluable and it empowers parents, teachers, students, and administrators. Join David... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Discrete Trial: Teaching Children with Autism November 6, 2014 9:00am until 2:30pm Cost $100.00 Facilitated by Mary Crissman, B.S. Senior Autism Consultant/Trainer Discrete Trial may be used to teach: 1. Social/play skills (i.e. imitative play, turn-taking and imitating peers) 2.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Calling Early Intervention Parents of 2 year olds! Soon your child will be turning three. Are you ready? Understanding Transition from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Education ~ Getting Ready! An Informational Meeting for Families Come learn about the differences... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
ThinkAsperger's® is an outreach program that educates elementary school staff and pediatricians to “Think Asperger’s” when they see subtle social challenges in very young children who seem to be developing normally. We at SARRC developed the DAVE (Detecting Asperger's Very... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
ADHD School Accommodations: How to Get IEPs and 504 Plans http://ow.ly/Cnopz Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
The Theraplay Institute’s Fall 2014 FREE Community Workshops for Parents Playtime with Theraplay Saturday, October 18, 2014 10:30-11:30AM at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL 60077 Jorie Sigesmund, MA, LSW, Therapist at The Theraplay Institute This activity... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Great resource from the NCLD Back to School Newsletter - http://www.ldonline.org/ Whether you’re getting ready to attend your child’s first Individualized Education Program (IEP) meeting, or you’ve already gone to a number of them, these meetings may be intimidating, complicated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
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Parenting Your Anxious Child: Practical tips to help your child move beyond anxiety Featuring Dr. Debra Kissen, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.,Clinical Director Light on Anxiety Center. Also featuring Sue and Sara Bacon, volunteers. Come hear from an expert and a family that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Sept.9th, 2014 Part 1 Sept.11th, 2014 Part 2 From 2:30-4:30 p.m. both dates Training will primarily focus on diagnostic characteristics and how to use that information to design and implement educational and treatment strategies. Participants should obtain a better understanding... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Hi there! I'm writing to let you know about a great new resource for parents of preschool aged children with special needs- all about inclusion in preschool (aka Early Childhood). I'm talking about Early CHOICES new website: www.eclre.org Early Choices... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
The ISBE Family Engagement Framework Guide is a tool for ISBE, school districts, and schools to use in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support improved student learning and healthy development outcomes. This resource brings together research, promising practices, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness - Cook County North Suburban, Tuesdays, Oct 21 – Nov 25, 6:30-9:00 pm, at the NAMI CCNS office, 8324 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. This is a free, six-week course for parents of children... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
This link will download a 17 page document of various apps for speech and language needs. There are also a number of websites listed. It's from 2012 so some of the items may be outdated. http://ow.ly/Afl7A Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Come along with Get Ready to Read!'s Inky the Octopus and Gus the Bunny from PBS' Between the Lions on their underwater adventures. These online games involve young children, with an adult, in entertaining stories and engaging activities that explore... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
NSBA calls for caution on data collection of students with disabilities The U.S. Department of Education should exercise caution in collecting and analyzing data on students with disabilities based on their racial and ethnic backgrounds because of the unique circumstances... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
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Meghan Murphy & Associates and Erin Anderson & Associates Announces Fall FRIENDS Group! We are now accepting applications for our Fall FRIENDS groups. Group will run September 15th through the week of December 20th. Group will not be in session... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Loyola University Chicago School of Law’s Education Law and Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Education and The Illinois State Board of Education present: School Discipline Workshop: Best Practices in Addressing Student Behaviors While Keeping Schools Safe Wednesday, August... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Webinar offered by The CADRE Caucus - The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) Dr. Edward Feinberg is the lead author of CADRE's most recent publication, "In the Best Interests of the Child: Individualized Education Program (IEP)... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
SNAP's Buddy Ballet Studio North Academy of the Performing Arts (SNAP) is pleased to offer Buddy Ballet Camp. This new offering at SNAP provides girls with special needs, age 6-18, a chance to experience the joy of dance. Buddy dancers... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Please encourage your adoptive parents to attend this amazing workshop. Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:00 – 5:00 At The Theraplay Institute, 1840 Oak Ave., Suite 320, Evanston, IL Saturday, August 2, 2014 9:00 – 5:00 Holt-Sunny Ridge Children’s Services, 270... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Found this interesting article on the Common Core and Ed tech Blog http://ow.ly/ySRao I was asked a question recently about what accessibility options were available for Chrome and Chromebooks. I spent a few minutes looking (Google searches...), and here's a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
Pauly’s Pals pairs individuals with auditory processing challenges and autism with peer supportive rowers. Named in honor of Pauly Montgomery who taught all of us at Chicago Rowing Foundation the pure enthusiasm and joy associated with learning a new skill.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids
By Andria Casey, eCampus News There may be a shortage of apps targeting post-secondary special education, but you can still take steps to facilitate a smooth transition for your students. In recent years, the awareness of special needs in education... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at Answers for Special Kids