CHS Community Calendar - Parent Information

April 2018 

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Event: MED EL Meetups
Where: Chicago Hearing Society, 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Calling all MED-EL Recipients – come “Meet Up” with us! We’ll answer your questions, show you our latest technology and introduce you to other MED-EL users and families. Cochlear implant candidates are welcome. There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. RSVP to Landon Lacey at landon.lacey@medel.com or 919-884-6491.

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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.
 
Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018
Event: KidFest
Where: Anixter Center, 2032 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL - Polk Conference Room - 3rd Floor
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (English) and 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Spanish)
Benefits and Attractions: More information coming soon - presentation, exhibit, and sponsorship opportunities available!
Cost: --
Contact for Information: For more information, contact Karla Giese at KarlaG@choicesforparents.org or Michelle Mendiola @ MMendiola@anixter.org.
 
Date: Saturday, June 30, 2018
Event: MED EL Meetups
Where: Chicago Hearing Society, 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Calling all MED-EL Recipients – come “Meet Up” with us! We’ll answer your questions, show you our latest technology and introduce you to other MED-EL users and families. Cochlear implant candidates are welcome. There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. RSVP to Landon Lacey at landon.lacey@medel.com or 919-884-6491.
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July 2018
 
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August 2018
 
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Event: MED EL Meetups
Where: Chicago Hearing Society, 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Calling all MED-EL Recipients – come “Meet Up” with us! We’ll answer your questions, show you our latest technology and introduce you to other MED-EL users and families. Cochlear implant candidates are welcome. There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. RSVP to Landon Lacey at landon.lacey@medel.com or 919-884-6491.
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September 2018
 
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October 2018
 
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Event: MED EL Meetups
Where: Chicago Hearing Society, 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Calling all MED-EL Recipients – come “Meet Up” with us! We’ll answer your questions, show you our latest technology and introduce you to other MED-EL users and families. Cochlear implant candidates are welcome. There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. RSVP to Landon Lacey at landon.lacey@medel.com or 919-884-6491.
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November 2018
 
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December 2018
 
Date: Saturday, Deecmber 8, 2018
Event: MED EL Meetups
Where: Chicago Hearing Society, 1444 W. Willow St., Chicago, IL
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Benefits and Attractions: Calling all MED-EL Recipients – come “Meet Up” with us! We’ll answer your questions, show you our latest technology and introduce you to other MED-EL users and families. Cochlear implant candidates are welcome. There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. 
Cost: Free
Contact for Information: There is no charge for this event; however, an RSVP is required to reserve your spot. RSVP to Landon Lacey at landon.lacey@medel.com or 919-884-6491.

 

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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Anixter Center Holds Toy & Furniture Sale Saturday, March 3, 2018

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Anixter Center Names Rebecca Clark President & CEO

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