4th Annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair
Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Welcome to the event page of our
4th Annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair!
We appreciate your advance registration for panel discussions, as it helps us plan for attendance throughout the day. All events during the Fair, with the
exception of special needs childcare, are open registration, meaning
that you may drop in on events even if you have not registered.
Please feel free to move about the panel discussions and exhibit area
as you please - we want you to get the most out of the Fair!
The Special Needs Parent Resource Fair offers parents the opportunity to learn about the programs local service agencies and non-profits provide for our special needs community. Attending agencies cover a full range of service categories, including autism, Down Syndrome, ADD/ADHD, hearing and sight differences, developmental delays and physical disabilities.
Please visit the CAC website to download our promotional flyer!
District / Clinician Panel Disussions
9:05am - 9:55am O/T, Sensory Strategies / U-46, Sovereign Pediatric Therapy
12:11pm - 1:00pm Speech Therapy Services / U-46, Advanced Behavioral Solutions
Presentations will highlight the differences and commonalities between school based and clinic based services; each session focusing on a specific therapy. Parents will gain an understanding of the global missions behind FAPE and the "problem solving model" (that governs school based services) and the "medical model" to which private clinics ascribe. Parents will also learn about the differences and commonalities behind "eligibility" and "diagnosis".
Thriving At Home: Homework, Behavior, Schedules
10:15am - 11:15am Advanced Behavioral Solutions, By Your Side, Kaitlin's Hideout
Having a child with a special ability is challenging for many households, and all family members are impacted in some way. Advanced Behavioral Solutions will walk you through the homework power struggles: how to set boundaries and structure for homework completion, self-sufficiency and responsibility in children, and how to understand the difference between behavior non-compliance and an underlying problem. By Your Side will delve into creating a "Child Plan" that balances all of the elements of our individual child and his/her schedule: daily life activities, recreation, social engagement, therapies, nutrition and emotional interactions. And the founder of Kaitlin's Hideout will share her insight on daily life with a special needs child.
Special Recreation For Your Child
11:20am - 12:05pm Bartlett Little League Challenger Division, Area Special Rec Associations
Special Recreation activities can play an enormous role in the total growth and development of your child. This presentation will discuss different programs that are available to families. Children gain therapeutic and socialization benefits, increase their self esteem, practice sportsmanship and experience the discipline of teamwork all through recreation activities.
SPECIAL SERVICES DURING THE FAIR:
Very limited care for your special needs child may be available with an approved pre-application. Absolutely no walk-in service will be available.
Special provisions, including translating services and handicap assistance, are also available. For all special service requests during the Fair, please contact us at (847) 888-5000, ext. 5065 no later than February 20th, 2014. Accommodations may not be available after that date.
2014 FAIR EXHIBITORS:
(For more information, please click on the name to visit their website.
For a downloadable list, please visit the CAC website
by clicking HERE.)
Geneva High School Chess Club
When & Where
CAC Special Education Committee / U-46 Special Education Department
Welcome to the CAC Special Education Committee!
The goal of the Citizens' Advisory Council (CAC) is to advise and assist the Board of Education and Administration in the ongoing effort to provide the best possible educational opportunities for the students of School District U-46. For over half a century, citizen and parent volunteers that live within U-46 boundaries have served as liaisons between their schools, the CAC, and the school district. We identify our children's needs and bring ideas to the District.
The CAC Special Education Committee acts as a resource for parents of students in special education or those receiving special services/support by providing information and resources; the committee also works to provide opportunities for parent engagement. We work in partnership with the administrative staff of the Special Education Department of U-46.