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4th Annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair

CAC Special Education Committee / U-46 Special Education Department

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

4th Annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair

Registration Information

Type End Quantity
Thriving At Home: Homework, Behavior, Schedules   more info Ended Free  
Special Recreation For Your Child   more info Ended Free  
O/T, Sensory Strategies / U-46, Sovereign Pediatric Therapy Discussion Panel   more info Ended Free  
Speech Therapy Services / U-46, Advanced Behavioral Solutions Discussion Panel   more info Ended Free  
Embracing Dyslexia: What Parents Need to Know   more info Ended Free  
Dyspraxia Informational Session   more info Ended Free  
Request for Special Accommodations During the Fair   more info Ended Free  
Application for S/N Childcare   more info Ended Free  

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 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!

2014 Presentations


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. 



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.


(For more information, please click on the name to visit their website.
For a downloadable list, please visit the CAC website
by clicking HERE.)


Advanced Behavioral Solutions

Association for Individual Development (AID)

Autism Society of Illinois

Bartlett Little League Challenger Division

Business and Career Services (Illinois WorkNet Center)

By Your Side Autism Center

Celebrate Differences

Chicago Education Project


Community Crisis Center


Donka, Inc.

Dyspraxia Foundation USA

Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region

Elgin Community College

Elgin U-46 Bluestars Special Olympic Team

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

Fox Valley Special Recreation Association

Gail Borden Public Library

Geneva High School Chess Club

Greater Elgin Family Care Center

Hanover Township Youth and Family Services

Harry's Buttons

Hooves to Heal

Illinois Assocaiton for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

IL Dept of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services

Illinois Lifespan Project at the Arc of Illinois

JVS Chicago

Kaitlin's Hideout

Learning Disability Association of Illinois

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes



National Association of Down Syndrome

Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)

Northwestern Special Recreation Association (NWSRA)

Shriners Hospitals for Children (R) - Chicago

South Elgin Parks and Recreation (FUNdation)

Sovereign Pediatric Therapy


Streamwood Behavioral Health

The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

The Kids Equipment Network

Tourette Syndrome Association of Illinois

UPS for DownS

We Grow Dreams, Inc.

York Educational Services


Have questions about 4th Annual Special Needs Parent Resource Fair? Contact CAC Special Education Committee / U-46 Special Education Department

When & Where

Elgin High School Library (Park in the southeast lot, near entrance #1)
1200 Maroon Dr
Elgin, IL 60120

Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

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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.


For more information on CAC, please visit our website at http://www.u46cac.org, or find us on Facebook!

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