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2014 Greater Chicago Fragile X Education Workshop

Missy Zolecki chicago@fragilex.org 815-341-4995

Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

2014 Greater Chicago Fragile X Education Workshop

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Family Member - One Person   more info Ended $40.00 $1.79
Family Fee (2)Two People   more info Ended $60.00 $2.19
Student Fee (Proof/Current Student ID required)   more info Ended $40.00 $1.79
Professional (OT,SLP,DT,Teacher,Para,MD,RN,Research)   more info Ended $75.00 $2.49

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Event Details

2014 Fall Fragile X Education Workshop


8am-8:30  Check In

8:30-9:30  Fragile X 101 – Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis

9:30-10  Transitions Birth- Elementary – Missy Zolecki

10-10:15  Break

10:15- 12:15  Behavioral Strategies to use in the Classroom – Dr. Marcia Braden

12:15-1pm  Lunch (provided)

1pm-1:30  Transitions Jr. High – Adulthood – Dr. Gail Harris-Schmidt

1:30-2:30 The Cognitive Profile:  Using interests to teach to strengths – Dr. Marcia Braden

2:30-2:45  Break

2:45 – 3:45  Hands on creation:  An application of learning tools – Dr. Marcia Braden

3:45-4:30  Research/Medication Update – Dr. Elizabeth Berry-Kravis

4:30-5  Questions


Elizabeth Berry-Kravis  MD, PhD:  is an associate professor of pediatrics, neurology and biochemistry at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  She is the Medical Director of the Fragile X Clinic and Research Program, and sees patients with fragile X syndrome for management of neurological, medical and behavioral issues as well as conducting investigational medication trials and other research aimed at understanding fragile X-associated disorders.  Dr. Berry-Kravis co-directs the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Rush, including Fragile X DNA analysis. 

Marcia Braden, PhD:  is a licensed psychologist with a specialty in children and adolescents.  She consults with local school districts and trains staff in behavioral methodology and educational strategies.  She has written and published numerous articles related to education and behavior management strategies, techniques and interventions.  She is a member of the scientific and advisory committee for the National Fragile X Foundation.

Gail Harris-Schmidt, PhD:  is a speech and language pathologist.  She teaches at St. Xavier University and is the mom of two adult sons, one of whom has Fragile X Syndrome.  She has consulted schools, written book chapters and articles about Fragile X Syndrome.  She is the co-leader of the Greater Chicago Fragile X Group and a member of the scientific and clinical advisory committee for the National Fragile X Foundation.

Missy Zolecki, RN:  is a registered nurse.  She is the mom of 3 children, with her oldest son affected by Fragile X Syndrome.  She has presented to local school districts, nursing students and at the International Fragile X Conference about Fragile X.  She is the Central Region Leader for the National Fragile X Foundation and co-leader of the Greater Chicago Fragile X Group.


What are my parking options getting to the event?

Park in the North Parking Garage.   The location is in the Education Building, 3rd floor Auditorium.

What can I bring to the event?

Please wear layers as the auditorium tends to be cool.  Bring a pen and notebook to take notes. Printed handouts of the presentations will not be handed out.  Please bring your charged laptop.  You will be given a USB with templates and during the afternoon session with Dr. Braden you will be guided on how to utilize the templates.  

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Missy Zolecki:  chicago@fragilex.org or call 815-341-4995

What is the refund policy?

Refunds, minus a nominal processing fee are available until October 25, 2014.  No refunds will be issued after October 25, 2014. 

Will CPDU/CEU's be available?

6.75 CPDU's will be offered courtessy of NSSEO.  Nursing CEU's are to be determined and the information will be updated as it is made available.

Will a Vegetarian Option be available for lunch?

Email Chicago@fragilex.org requesting a vegetarian lunch option by October 25.   


Have questions about 2014 Greater Chicago Fragile X Education Workshop? Contact Missy Zolecki chicago@fragilex.org 815-341-4995

When & Where

Edward Hospital & Health Services
801 S Washington St
Naperville, IL 60540

Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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