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The 2022 Illinois Virtual Leadership Institute

Virtual

Applications are now open for The Illinois Virtual Leadership Institute! This three-week, starting May 3, online intensive leadership development program is designed for seasoned and emerging Illinois leaders. To apply, you may work in areas of executive leadership, management, or program leadership in organizations that provide, advocate for, or fund supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities... Read more »

Adiós pañales – Aprendiendo a Ir al Baño para Niño/as con Necesidades Especiales (Workshop in Spanish/Español)

Aprender a ir al baño puede ser un proceso difícil para niño/as con necesidades especiales. En este entrenamiento, padres, cuidadores y educadores podrán aprender las respuestas a preguntas communes. Nuestros talleres son para padres, familiares, cuidadores, educadores y otros profesionales. Las horas de crédito están disponibles de parte del Illinois State Board of Education, Intervención... Read more »

Book Study: Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma (webinars) Part 2

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social workers, SLP’s, OT/PT’s Description – Join us for our book study on Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma by Barbara Sorrels. We will discuss, in user friendly terms, the way trauma impacts the field of early childhood. Register at Book... Read more »

Estrategias Para Mejorar Las Habilidades Del Alfabetismo En Niños Con Autismo (Workshop in Spanish/Español)

Esta sesión presentará 4 estrategias que pueden disminuir efectivamente la frustración del tiempo de lectura y proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje agradable y productivo. Nuestros talleres son para padres, familiares, cuidadores, educadores y otros profesionales. Las horas de crédito están disponibles de parte del Illinois State Board of Education, Intervención Temprana y Trabajadores Sociales a... Read more »

Trauma-Informed Practices: Practical Applications for Supporting Families at Home (webinar)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLP’s, OT/PT’s Description – In this intermediate level training, we will discuss current trauma informed practices in the classroom, how they can be implemented at home, and potential community collaborations. For this webinar, there is a... Read more »

Programa Ligas Family Advocate Talleres en Español: Conoce Tus Opciones!

Para los individuos seleccionados de PUNS en el 2021, sus familiares y defensores, venga con nosotros! Y aquellos que ya recibieron la carta de notificación temprana en Diciembre 2021 para la selección de 2022. En estos talleres les presentaremos como preparar para su cita con la agencia coordinadora de servicios, vamos a explorar los beneficios... Read more »

ILS Lunchtime Webinar – IL ABLE

Zoom

Presenter:  Rosemary Laudani, Manager  -  IL ABLE ABLE accounts make it possible for people with disabilities and their families to save and invest for expenses related to living with a disability without losing, or losing access to, federal means-tested benefits such as SSI, SSDI and Medicaid.  Learn more about this option to set aside funds... Read more »

Book Study: Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma (webinars) Part 3 Final

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE and General Educators, Teacher Assistants, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social workers, SLP’s, OT/PT’s Description – Join us for our book study on Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma by Barbara Sorrels. We will discuss, in user friendly terms, the way trauma impacts the field of early childhood. Register at: Book... Read more »

Ligas Family Advocate Program Virutal Know Your Options

Plan to join us for our monthly webinars focused on families and individuals who have received Early Notification about a likely upcoming PUNS selection from the IL Division of Developmental Disabilities. The webinars are also open to families who were selected from the PUNS list in the summer of 2021. The webinars focus on several... Read more »