CHS Community Calendar - Parent Information

January 2018 

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February 2018

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Event: South of Seventy Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Where: Marion High School, 1700 Wildcat Dr, Marion, IL

Time: 8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Benefits and Attractions: Conference topics: IEPs, technology, behavior, Deaf panel. Assistance may be available to reimburse expenses for childcare, travel or overnight accommodations.

Cost: Free

Contact for Information: For more information or to register, call ISD Outreach at 217-919-2656 or click http://bit.ly/ISD-Outreach2.

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March 2018

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018

Event: North of Eighty Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Where: AB Montessori School - AEHI, 9300 Capital Dr, Wheeling, IL

Time: 8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Benefits and Attractions: Conference topics: IEPs, technology, behavior, Deaf panel. Assistance may be available to reimburse expenses for childcare, travel or overnight accommodations.

Cost: Free

Contact for Information: For more information or to register, call ISD Outreach at 217-919-2656 or click http://bit.ly/ISD-Outreach2.

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April 2018

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

Event: South of Eighty Conference for Parents of Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Where: HSHS St. John's Hospital - Dove Conference Center, 619 E. Mason St, Springfield, IL

Time: 8:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Benefits and Attractions: Conference topics: IEPs, technology, behavior, Deaf panel. Assistance may be available to reimburse expenses for childcare, travel or overnight accommodations.

Cost: Free

Contact for Information: For more information or to register, call ISD Outreach at 217-919-2656 or click http://bit.ly/ISD-Outreach2.

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May 2018

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June 2018

Date: June 10-15, 2018
Event: Institute for Parents of Preschool Children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
Where: Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville , IL
Time: --
Benefits and Attractions:  Institute is for families of children, age 6 months to 5 years with moderate, severe or profound hearing loss in both ears. The Institute brings together families from all over the state.  At Institute families spend 5 days with the best staff in the field of deafness in the state. The staff gives information needed to help families make choices along the path of raising a child with a hearing loss. Topics for the week cover: language development, communication options, hearing aids and cochlear implants, reading to a child with a hearing loss, working with a child's behavior, working with the school, and reading an audiogram and learning about the reports from the audiologist. Children receive audiology, psychology, speech/language, vision and education testing. All are free of charge! It is a week of learning and getting to know others who are going through some of the same things. Institute is a team effort of: Illinois Department of Human Services: Department of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois School for the Deaf and Bureau of Early Intervention; Illinois State Board of Education; Illinois Department of Public Health; University of Illinois at Chicago – Division of Specialized Care for Children; and other state and local groups for people with a hearing loss.
Cost: Free
Contact for Information:  For more information about the Institute and to enroll, contact UIC- Specialized Care for Children at: 1-800-322-3722. Or email: Institute@exchange.dscc.uic.edu. If your child is enrolled with UIC – Specialized Care for Children, please contact your Care Coordinator.

 

For more summer camps for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and teens, check http://www.gallaudet.edu/clerc_center/information_and_resources/info_to_go/resources/summer_camps.html.  

 
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