DEVELOPMENTAL DIFFERENCES RESOURCE FAIR

This resource was provided by Neighborhood Parents Network

Our 8th annual fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families with school options, service providers and other resources that focus on serving families with children with developmental differences! Whether you have a diagnosis for your child and need comprehensive care or you are looking for services that can treat specific delays or behavioral issues, DDRF is your one-stop shop for solutions. RSVP is only available this page.

Location:DePaul College Prep
Address:3633 N. California Ave , Gym entrance, across from Waveland Ave.Chicago, 60618
When:10:00 AM – 2:00 PM · Mar 31, 2019
Who:Members & Non-Members – Children welcome
Parking:Attached lot & neighborhood street parking.
Cost:Free
Coordinator:Amy Johnson
Email:amy@npnparents.org

Our 8th annual fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families with school options, service providers and other resources that focus on serving families with children with developmental differences! Whether you have a diagnosis for your child and need comprehensive care or you are looking for services that can treat specific delays or behavioral issues, DDRF is your one-stop shop for solutions. RSVP below to expedite your check-in process. 

Our 8th annual fair is dedicated to providing Chicago families with school options, service providers and other resources that focus on serving families with children with developmental differences! Whether you have a diagnosis for your child and need comprehensive care or you are looking for services that can treat specific delays or behavioral issues, DDRF is your one-stop shop for solutions. RSVP below to expedite your check-in process. 

 See our list of exhibitors (updated daily).

Event Schedule:

10:00 – 11:00 Session 1: Managing Challenging Behaviors with Jacqueline Molina of Lumiere Children’s Therapy. Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

10:00 – 11:00 Session 2: Navigating Insurance with Alexandra Eidenberg of The Insurance People. Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

Note: Session 1 & Session 2 run at the same time.

10:00 Exhibit Hall Opens

12:00 – 12:30 Session 3: Guided Relaxation Exercise for Caregivers with Heather Bragg. This session leads caregivers in 5-7 minutes of quiet meditation and is not suitable for children.

1:00 Exhibit Hall Closes

1:00 – 2:00 Session 4: IEP 101 with Mo Buti of AiepA. Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

Note: Session 3 begins when the exhibit hall ends. Parents who wish to visit the exhibit hall should visit the hall before they attend session 3.

The exhibit hall is open from 10:00am – 1:00pm.

What Parents Say:

“I most enjoyed the variety of booths at the exhibition hall. They covered areas I had not had time to consider before, but now that I am aware of them, have already begun speaking with them to enroll my son into their program.”

Note: Children are welcome to visit the exhibit hall with their parents. Please understand, there are no dedicated activities for children at the fair. Children must stay with parents at all times. Sessions are for adults only whenever possible.

Finally, a very special recognition and thank you to Hema Raj Trukenbrod, founder and CEO of Pediasource, and co-founding board member of NPN’s Developmental Differences Resource Fair.

Pictures will be taken at the event to be used by NPN in future NPN publications, web pages and other promotional material for the sole purpose of illustrating the activities at the event. Disclaimer: NPN and event sponsor assume no liability for any and all bodily injury at the event. 

Businesses: Go to Exhibitor Registration

BILL TEALE’S LEGACY LIVES ON!

This weekend marked 1year since we lost our Director Dr. William Teale. We thought you would enjoy the picture above, which highlighted his love of adventure, exploring different countries and cultures!

Tribute to Bill Video:https://youtu.be/TeVGsdBs6_I


Bill’s legacy to early childhood, literacy and life-long learning lives on through all of YOUR team’s work with the community. UIC College of Education is working on establishing a library collection or a scholarship fund in Bill’s name. We will keep you posted as we gain more information.


We will also continue to honor Bill through an annual CFL BILL’s BOOK BONANZA. His wife, Junko, is committed to providing additional books from his personal collection.

You will be hearing from the Center for Literacy soon for the 2019 Bill’s Book Bonanza.

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2018 Awards Ceremony

The following faculty, academic professionals and support staff who have completed: 5,10,15,20 and 30 years of service to UIC were recognized at a College of Education Awards breakfast on November 14, 2018. Dean Alfred Walter Tatum at the College of Education was present.

Angela Duffy – 5 years

Annaly Pardino – 5 years

LaRonda Price – 5 years

Susan Karwowski – 15 years

Nora Stillwell – 15 years.

We appreciate your hard work and supports for UIC Center for Literacy.

UIC presents at parent fall leadership conference

On Saturday, Dec. 1, CFL took part in Turning the Page’s Fall Parent Leadership Conference. This event focused specifically on the North Lawndale community and sought to bring together parents and community organizations to network and learn from one another. Attendees discussed strategies for accessing resources and developed plans for parent-led, school-based, collaborative initiatives. While the day consisted of many engaging sessions, a particular highlight was the dynamic presentation, “What is a Stakeholder?”, led by our very own Shilanda Hall. Shilanda facilitated a fantastic group discussion that challenged attendees to consider this African proverb: “If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito”. 

                          

Keep RCADD in mind for #GIVINGTUESDAY this year!

 
Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘I’d love to donate to RCADD to further their services?’ Well, now you can!

Don’t want to wait until #GIVINGTUESDAY? You can donate now, too!

RCADD is a part of UIC’s College of Education Center for Literacy. Click to donate.

Make sure you scroll all the way down to select Center for Literacy. Once you enter your amount, you’ll be taken to another page. If you would like to specify for your gift amount to go to RCADD, please write RCADD under “Additional Instructions”.  

AmeriCorps Opening Day Ceremony 2018 in Springfield

A new full-time corps of 13 AmeriCorps members represented the UIC Center for Literacy at the Oct 17th Opening Day Ceremony (Springfield, IL). The day started with a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Museum where members learned about the president’s life and commitment to service in Illinois.

Over 1,000 AmeriCorps members from the state were present to represent volunteers serving in a variety of capacities: health, education, emergency preparedness, justice programs and more! Members marched to the state capital to take an oath of service.  After the ceremony members attended workshops where they were able to learn about other programs and topics such as: Soft Skills, Networking, Life After AmeriCorps, and Wellness. Our AmeriCorps Director, Ruby Camacho presented a session on Useful Tools & Resources for New Members.

                     

A Thank You note from School District 54

We wanted to share our appreciation for School District 54’s thank you letter today. It does enrich our staffs’ ambitions towards CFL’s Resource Center for Autism and Developmental Delay(RCADD) and for our communities. We are here to work with you and move forward together to provide a better service and education for our community. 

 

More information about School District 54’s Autism Resource Center can be found here. 

 

Expo lets employees explore campus resources

October 18, 2018

Hundreds of employees attended the UIC All Employee Expo Oct. 16 in Student Center East.

Hundreds of UIC employees packed the Illinois Rooms in Student Center East Oct. 16 to learn more about campus resources during the UIC All Employee Expo.

More than 800 employees registered for the event, which featured campus and community representatives at about 60 booths — ranging from Human Resources and Campus Recreation to campus eateries and community businesses.

The event was modeled after an annual employee expo at the Urbana-Champaign campus that has been ongoing since the 1970s, said Mariola Arriola, an event organizer from the Staff Advisory Council.

“It went well, and we are hoping to continue with it in the future,” said Arriola, a business manager in the UIC student centers. “I hope employees received information on campus resources that they would not have known about.”

The event provided an opportunity for employees to meet cross-campus colleagues and find contacts and resources to help navigate their career and interests on campus. A shuttle was available to provide easy transportation for employees from the west side of campus to the event in Student Center East.

Jason Rochon, associate information technology security officer with the Academic Computing and Communications Center (ACCC), shared his knowledge on cyberattacks with other UIC employees during the event.

“Security is ever-changing, so we want to bring awareness to the services and protection that we offer and type of security attacks going on in today’s times,” he said.

Annmarie Vecchione from the Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of Women recruited new members to the group, which advises the chancellor on issues related to women on campus.

“We had quite a lot of foot traffic and some nice conversations with people new to UIC and other people who had been involved and were looking to get involved again,” said Veccione, residential housing coordinator in UIC Campus Housing.

The event was organized by the UIC Human Resources, the Academic Professional Advisory Committee and the Staff Advisory Council.

“It was a great opportunity for new and old employees to find out what UIC offers,” said Mary Berta, a member of the Academic Professional Advisory Committee who helped organize the event and associate to the head of occupational therapy. “It exceeded my expectations.”

Visit the EXPO website for links to participating departments and vendors.

National Veteran’s Day Donation Drive

Hello everyone, 
 
National Veteran’s Day is quickly approaching and UIC AmeriCorps Project MORE is currently seeking donations to support veterans living on Chicago’s west side. With your donations, Projetct MORE will be able to setup a pop-up shop on the first floor of a veteran’s housing facility that will allow Veteran’s to shop for what they need as we gear up for a cold winter. 
 
We need your help to make this event a success! Please donate any of the following items: 
 
Canned goods
Non-perishable foods such as rice, pasta or cereal
Toiletries such as toothpaste, lotion or deodorant
Men’s socks
 
Please see the attached flyer for donation pick-up and drop-off details.
 
 
Thank you in advance for your support,

[CFL Inside] Why Parent Outreach?

Parent Outreach workshops help parents better understand their impact as their
child’s first and most influential teacher.

Workshop strategies help parents improve their family’s financial health.
Finally, a roadmap to plot a career path is supported.
Workshops are challenging, but not difficult. Each session is interactive and inclusive.

Parents who have enrolled their children in an early learning program have goals for their family’s future. Our services help them devise strategies to become successful.

Our greatest service is to help parents understand their power and to develop a
sense of community. 

 

Learn what they do!