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Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)


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  • 3 Hours of Special Education strategies for parents
  • Taught directly by Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, certified special education teacher and nationwide advocate, speaker, consultant for over 15 years
  • Get answers specifically for YOUR child.  

First Hour Bootcamp Drill:  

Troubleshoot your child's IEP, complete your own IEP analysis and find strengths and weaknesses in your child's program, based on facts, data, and documents.

Second Hour Bootcamp Drill: 

Learn about the law, how it effects your child, how to stay out of court and still get what your child needs, how to write goals, how to hold your child's team accountable for progress, how to strategize with your school team to maximize your child's education

Third Hour Bootcamp Drill:

Hot Topics to include Common Core Standards, curriculum, technology, and support services.  


You will receive a free 30 minute consultation (by phone or in Shorewood, IL) with your registration to receive specific IEP help after the workshop. May be scheduled the same day or within 30 days of the event.


By the end of this workshop, you will feel confident in approaching your child's team with next steps in improving your child's education.  You will have the knowledge to ask the right questions and make the best decisions for your child.  You will be empowered to not only be an equal member of the IEP team, but be respected as the leader of your child's education.


Robert Bagdonas, an adult with Down Syndrome and Shaklee Small Business Owner, has stepped up to help us offer IEP BOOTCAMP Workshops for as low as $5 per parent!!!

Robert is not only my (Catherine's) brother, but he is also loves having his own business and is a master at administrative tasks.  I might do most of the talking, but he does all the heavy lifting.  Boxes, mailing, product inventory, organization of all of our Shaklee business materials.  Robert takes care of it all.

Please support Robert, our IEP BOOTCAMP workshop sponsor at:


You'll find the SAFEST products available to help persons of all abilities live better.  Shaklee was a key component (and still is) of my daughter's recovery from Epilepsy.  Robert also controls his own health issues, including heart health, thyroid, and diabetes with a Shaklee protocol.  

If you have any questions about how Shaklee is working for Robert in health and/or business, please call or text (815) 302-1273.

Also, Robert will be assisting at Chicagoland IEP Bootcamp workshops.  Set up, take down, organization of materials, and of course displaying his Shaklee business.  Robert looks forward to meeting you!

Support Robert & IEP Bootcamp Workshops:


Have questions about IEP BOOTCAMP? Contact Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

When & Where

Optimal Health & Wellness
568 Brook Forest Avenue
Shorewood, IL 60404

Friday, March 7, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

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Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed

Catherine Whitcher, M.Ed, CLC. Special Education Speaker & Consultant.

Providing Innovative Solutions for Parents & Professionals in the Special Education Community.

  • Talk About Curing Autism (TACA), Presenter
  • NATTAP Conference, Presenter
  • Reaching for the Stars, Washington Medical University, Presenter
  • AutismOne, Presenter
  • SPIN, IL Dist 203, Presenter
  • Indian Prairie Special Needs PTA, IL Dist 204, Presenter
  • SPARK, IL Dist 15, Presenter
  • Joliet Park District, Presenter
  • Autism Society of IL, Central IL Chapter, Presenter
  • Healing Thresholds, Contributor
  • Gerson Lehrman Group, Consultant
  • Mom’s Choice Awards, Distinguished Judge
  • Ezine Articles, Expert Author
  • Victory Chapel, Real Talk, Presenter


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