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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 20, 2013

What:  "Masterminds & Wingmen:  Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Pwer, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World"  

Who:   Rosalind Wiseman, Author, Queen Bees and Wannabees:  Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World

Where:  New Trier high School/Winnetka, Gaffney Auditorium, 385 Winnetka Avenue, Winnetka, IL 60093

Free and open to the public.  No RSVPs required.  CPDUs offered.  

Co-sponsored by FAN, Glencoe PTO, and the New Trier HS  ECGC Parent Committee


September 24, 2013

What:  Using Technology to Get Organized for the School Year (NSSED Association of     Parents and Staff)

Where:  Techny Towers Conference and Retreat Center, 2001 Waukegan Road,                             Techny, IL 60082

Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions.  


September 24, 2013

What:  iPad Basics

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 11:30 am 

Where: NSSED Technology Center (776 Red Oak Lane in Highland Park IL 60035)

Description: Participants in this hands-on workshop will learn the basics of the iPad, including components of the hardware, how to adjust settings, method for charging the device, how to add/remove durable casings, uses for the apps, and the process for purchasing apps.  Register online via the Workshops Calendar link on the NSSED website (www.nssed.org) or by contacting Ellen Hill at (ehill@nssed.org or at 847-831-5100 x2270)

More Info: http://www.nssed.org/event/ipad-basics


October 8, 2013

What:  Family Action Network and North Shore Academy: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D. – An Unquiet Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Mental Illness

When: Tuesday, October 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Where: Cornog Auditorium, New Trier – Northfield (7 Happ Road, Northfield)

Description: Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and mental health advocate.  She is also a patient and clinician living with bipolar illness.  Her story is poignant and inspiring.  

More Info: http://www.familyactionnetwork.net/#!2013-14-speaker-series/choh


October 16, 2013

What:  Introduction to the SpringBoard and SpringBoard Lite

Time:  9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where: NSSED Technology Center (776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park)

Description: This workshop will provide a thorough understanding of the Springboard Lite. Participants will be introduced to the operation of the device, customization of vocabulary, storing text, creating, modifying and linking activities and the use of visual scenes. Additionally, instructional strategies and techniques for use in the classroom will be incorporated into the workshop.

Participants will need to bring a Springboard or Springboard Lite or notify at the time of the registration the need to have access to a Windows computer with the Pass software. 

More Info and to Register: http://www.nssed.org/event/introduction-to-the-springboard-and-springboard-lite


October 18, 2013

What:  Practical Behavioral Support with Dr. Marrea Winnega, Ph.D, BCBA

Marrea Winnega, PhD, BCBA, heads Autism Home Support Service’s School Consulting Practice.  She earned her PhD in Psychology from UIC where she also serves as Assistant Professor.  Dr. Winnega is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with more than 20 years experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She will be joined by her School consulting team: Johnna Conley, MA, BCBA, Cassie Herman, MS, BCBA, and Kerri Young, MA, BCBA.

Students with autism spectrum disorders present with problem behaviors because of their impairments in reciprocal social communication and social interaction as well as their restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests or activities (DSM-5TM, 2013).  

In this workshop, effective strategies to change a student’s behavior that are humane and practical in an educational setting will be described. Time will be provided to brainstorm your student’s behaviors with presenters. Participants will leave with the beginnings of an action plan for intervening on behaviors.

Where:  The event will be held at Elmhurst College. 

Time:  8:00 am

To register, visit the online registration form. 


October 21, 2013

What:  Monday Morning Series: Overview of the Department of Human Services and other funding sources

Time:   9:30 – 11:00 am

Where:  NSSED Technology Center in the Rubloff Building (776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park)

More Info: http://www.nssed.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Flyer-FY14.pdf


October 21, 2013 

Topic: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

7:00pm (GBN, Green and Gold Conference Room) 

Sponsored by the Glenbrook Special Education Parent Association

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


October 22, 2013

What:  Current Drug Abuse Trends, Signs and Symptoms

This presentation will provide education, support and direction for families and their teens who may be at risk of more serious involvement with alcohol and other drugs, including prescription medication.  

Presenter:  Sara Watts, MA, LPC.  Community Relations Coordinator and Outreach Counselor at Rosecrance.

Time:  8:30am to 10:00 am 

Where:  Glenbrook South Student Activity Center

Questions:  Please contact Ginna Pugh (ginnapugh@sbcglobal.net) or Patty Baeckelandt (baeckelandt@gmail.com) with any questions.  

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


October 22, 2013

What:  Creating Bully-Free Homes and Schools (NSSED Association of Parents and Staff)

Where:  New Trier Northfield Campus, Building C, Board Room C 234, Second Floor,                     North Entrance, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL

Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions.  


October 23, 2013

What:  Choices College Fair for Students with Disabilities

Where:  Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
            http://www.eths.k12.il.us/main.aspx

Time:  TBA

Visit the Choices website often for updates and information.  

http://www.postsecondarychoices.org


October 28, 2013

Invitation from NSSED:  PLEASE JOIN US FOR AN INFORMATIVE PUNS EVENING ON:

When:  Monday, October 28, 2013 from 6:00-9:30pm

Where:  NSSED offices, 760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park

What:  NSSED is offering this convenience for our families.

Bring your family member with developmental disabilities, their social security number, and medicaid card (if you have one).

RSVP and questions – Vicki Klein   847/878.7577

WHEN YOU CALL TO CONFIRM WE WILL SET UP A SPECIFIC APPOINTMENT FOR YOU, TO MINIMIZE WAITING AND TO SERVE YOU MORE EFFECIENTLY.  This meeting is confidential and will take approximately 30 minutes.

This meeting is intended to register first time PUNS applicants only (annual renewal of the PUNS information is required and can be done by phone with CAU).

PUNS is a survey tool called the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Service (PUNS).

PUNS will be the tool the state uses as it decides who will receive services on an individual basis.  PUNS will be the tool the state uses as new programs and services are being developed.  The PUNS survey is for ANYONE or the family of anyone anticipating the need for services at ANY point in the future.  The person with a disability must have a developmental disability as defined by the Division of Developmental Disabilities (IQ range near 70 and a deficit in adaptive living skills).

For families of minor children the need may mean respite or after school care.  It may mean access to therapies or equipment or home modifications.  Focus on what your need is rather than services or programs.  Think about what you haven’t been able to get, either because it doesn’t exist or because it is not available to you.

This is the time to think about what your loved one with a disability needs to be successful, either in your home or in the community.

Keep in mind that this is NOT the time to be proud.  It is time to let your needs be known and inform  the state of your needs as well.

The process for filling out the PUNS survey involves a face-to-face meeting with a caseworker, the person with the disability, and a family member or guardian.  The PUNS survey will ask you to identify supports and services you or your loved one with a disability needs or will need in the future.   Even if you are doing well now, you need to think about what you may need to continue to function well.  It is important to note that inclusion in the PUNS database does not assume eligibility for services or guarantee the receipt of services. 

PUNS Info 10-28-13

PUNS Evening 10-28-13


November 6, 2013

What:  BEST Fair (Business and Education for Students in Transition) 

Transitions for the Future:  A Resource Fair for students with special needs, parents/guardians, and professionals.  

Time:  6:30pm to 9:00pm

Where:  Niles North High School, 9800 N. Lawler Street, Skokie, IL

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


November 18, 2013

What:  Monday Morning Series:  Understanding Developmental Disability Waiver Funding

Time:   9:30 – 11:00 am

Where:  NSSED Technology Center in the Rubloff Building (776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park)

More Info: http://www.nssed.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Flyer-FY14.pdf


November 19, 2013

What:  Understanding Sexuality in Adolescence (NSSED Association of Parents and Staff).  Presented by Katie Frank, Occupational Therapist,UIC Developmental Disability Family Center

Parents are one of the primary sexuality educators for their adolescents with disabilities. This workshop provides parents the information and resources they need to take on this role.  She presents information that help parents discuss the what and the how of multiple topics with their children.   Parent’s potential fears and many of their concerns are addressed.  Katie Frank, MHS, OTRL/L is a licensed Occupational Therapist in practice at Developmental Disabilities Family Clinic – Children’s Program in UIC’s Institute on Disability and Human Development.  Ms. Frank holds her Masters degree in Health Sciences and is currently a PhD candidate in Disability Studies.  Her dissertation topic is on parents as the primary sexuality educators for their adolescents with disabilities.

Where:  New Trier Northfield Campus, Building C, Board Room C 234, Second Floor, North             Entrance, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL

Time:  7:30pm - 9:30pm

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Register by:  Thursday, November 15, 2013.  You may register online on the APS website: APSRegistrationpage  or by using the workshop calendar on the front page of www.nssed.org.  Please notify us if you need special accommodations.  For additional information, contact Ellen Hill at ehill@nssed.org or by calling 847-831-5100 ext. 2270.


November 21, 2013

What:  New Horizons Technical Training Expo

Time:  6-8:00 PM 
 
Place:  Libertyville High School.  
 
The New Horizons Expo brings individuals in contact with technical training schools from 
the Chicagoland area in an effort to help with their planning for training and education after high school.
 
New Horizons is not a career fair, but rather, an opportunity for students and families from high schools in Chicago's northern suburbs to explore the options for postsecondary technical training that are available through community colleges, private technical schools and local trade apprenticeship programs.  While there are numerous opportunities for students to attend traditional college fairs, there is very little offered to provide a chance to access representatives from a range of technical training providers.  This is the goal of New Horizons.

December 3, 2013

What:  Sharing Strategies from the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) Training Program: A Workshop for Parents and Caregivers.  Description: In this workshop, parent and caregivers will get a better understanding of the principles of NVCI that are commonly used in the school setting to support the needs of students who may exhibit anxiety and challenging behavior.

Time:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: NSSED Technology Center (776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 60035)

Registration: workshop calendar tab on the NSSED website (www.nssed.org)


December 11, 2013

Parent Focus Group:  We need your input for a new Clearbrook adult day program! 

WhenDecember 11, 2013 (see location and times below)

Where:  NSSED -Tech Room 776 Red Oak Lane (Safari Childcare Bldg-NSSED campus) Highland Park 1:00-2:00 pm orNew Trier Northfield Campus, 7 Happ Road – Room C-236 Northfield   6:00-7:00 pm

More Info: RSVP: Mary Ades – NSSED     Parent Focus Group Flyer‚Äč


December 16, 2013

What:  Monday Morning Series: Overview of Department of Rehabilitation Service and vocational support services.  Terri Michaels, DRS Transition Specialist, NSSED And Jeff Pekosky, Rehabilitation Counselor-Home Services

Time:   9:30 – 11:00 am

Where:  NSSED Technology Center in the Rubloff Building (776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park)

More Info: http://www.nssed.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Flyer-FY14.pdf

To register contact: Judy Sutton    Flyer information


January 7, 2014

Topic: Using Chromebooks for Students with Special Needs, NSSED Staff and Ryan Bretag, District 225

8:30am (GBS, Lyceum Conference Room)

Sponsored by the Glenbrook Special Education Parent Association


January 13, 2014 

Rescheduled: Monday, January 13, 2014 6:30 PM EVENING SESSION 
 
Topic: The Ligas Consent Decree – What You Need to Know about What is Changing in Illinois 
 
Presented by Tony Records, Court Monitor for Ligas Decree
 

January 21, 2014

What:  Guardianship and Special Needs Trust Planning (NSSED Association of Parents     and Staff/Glenbrook 225 Special Education Parent Association).  Presented by Amy Handler Kasallis: Part 1 of this evening will be an introduction to special needs trusts.  Part 2 will be a discussion of guardianship and guardianship alternatives.

Where:  NSSED Technology Center, Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park,   IL 60035

Time:  7:30pm - 9:30pm

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions.  

Registration: workshop calendar tab on the NSSED website (www.nssed.org) or Register here

January Flyer

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January 25, 2014
 
Topic:  Gap Year Fair
 
Where:  Cafeteria, New Trier High School, Winnetka Campus, 385 Winnetka Avenue,  Winnetka, IL
 
Time:  1 - 3:30 pm
 
Gap Year Booklet  (On the New Trier Website)
 

February 10, 2014

Monday Morning Series: Social Security Benefit Planning: Pass Plans and Work Incentive Programs 

Presented by: Marsie L. Frawley, Senior Consultant, Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC  

When:  Monday, February 10, 2014   9:30 am-11:00 a.m.

Where: NSSED Technology Center, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park IL 60035
More Info: To register please contact Judy Sutton jsutton@nssed.org  

Workshop Flyer Link 


February 18, 2014

 
Topic: Specifics on Legal Process to Obtain Guardianship, Amy Handler Kasalis, Attorney
 

7:00pm (GBN, Green and Gold Conference Room)

Sponsored by the Glenbrook Special Education Parent Association

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February 25, 2014

 
What:  Behavior Strategies for Home and School (NSSED Association of Parents and                  Staff)
 
Where:   New Trier Northfield Campus, Building C, Board Room C 234, Second Floor,
             North Entrance, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL
 
Time:  9:30am - 11:30am
 
ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions. 
 

March 10, 2014

Topic: Long term planning for your child’s financial future – funding special needs trusts 
 
Presented by: Dean Klassman, Klassman Special Needs Planning; Stanford Slovin, Vice-President-Morgan Stanley; and Robert McIntyre, Jr., Financial Advisor-Morgan Stanley
 
Advance registration is required
 
While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please e-mail jsutton@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, and home school district to register. Any questions contact Susan Hans at (847) 831-5100 x2228.
 

March 10, 2014:

What:  PUNS Information Night.  PUNS is a survey tool called the Prioritization of Urgency of Need for Service (PUNS).  PUNS registration will ensure that individuals are on a state waitlist for future services.  This meeting is intended to register first time PUNS applicants only (annual renewal of the PUNS information is required and can be done by phone with CAU).

All individuals, regardless of age, should be registered.  Eligible students qualify if they have a developmental disability. NSSED is offering this convenience for our families.  Bring your child, their social security number, and medicaid card (if you have one). Time:  6:00-9:30pm

Where:  NSSED offices, 760 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park

RSVP and questions email:  vklein@nssed.org

WHEN YOU EMAIL TO CONFIRM WE WILL SET UP A SPECIFIC APPOINTMENT FOR YOU (approximately 30 minutes), TO MINIMIZE WAITING AND TO SERVE YOU MORE EFFECIENTLY.

Workshop Flyer Link


March 11, 2014

Topic: Steps to Independence for High School Students, Julie Smith GBS and Ron Gatchalian GBN

7:00pm (GBS, Student Activity Center)

Sponsored by the Glenbrook Special Education Parent Association

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


March 12, 2014

You’re invited to attend the ELSA Transition Fair and Information Session, in partnership with SASED. Join us to meet with over 20 service providers from the special education community and ELSA faculty and staff to learn more about curriculum, admission requirements and financial aid opportunities for ELSA students.

Agenda
6:00 to 8:30 p.m, Transition Fair
7:30 p.m., ELSA Information Session
Frick Center, Founders Lounge

Learn more about the ELSA program at Elmhurst College.

Reserve your space by March 7.
Complete the form via the link below or call Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy at (630) 617-3752 or email elsa@elmhurst.edu.
ELSA Info Session/Transition Fair RSVP


March 18, 2014

What:  Looking Foward:  Perspectives from Young Adults with Special Needs 

Where:  NSSED Technology Center, Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park,               IL 60035

Time:  7:00pm - 8:30pm

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions. 
 

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


April 3, 2014

What:  Options Fair 2014

A Transition Resource Fair for Professionals, Individuals with Special Needs and their Families

Where:  College of Lake County Grayslake Campus

Time:  6:00pm - 8:00pm

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program.


April 12, 2014 

What:  Visions Effective Transition Planning for Parents

Where:  Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026

Time:  8:30am to 12:30pm

See the Workshop Flyer Link for more information on this program. 


April 14, 2014

Topic: TBD
 
Advance registration is required 
 
While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please e-mail jsutton@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, and home school district to register. Any questions contact Susan Hans at (847) 831-5100 x2228.
 

April 15, 2014

What:  Best Practice Initiatives 

Where:   New Trier Northfield Campus, Building C, Board Room C 234, Second Floor,                    North Entrance, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL

Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions. 


April 15, 2014

ELSA PALOOZA 5

ELSA's annual celebration, ELSA -PALOOZA, will once again feature The Naturals, as well as opening performances by our own ELSA students. Campus tours and ELSA presentations will go from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Lunch begins at 11:30 in Founders Lounge and the concert begins at noon. Please RSVP at (630) 617-3300 or elsa@elmhurst.edu.

ELSA Program Information


April 23, 2014

What:  Playing to Win:  Raising Healthy Competitive Children.  Presented by Hilary Levey Friedman, Ph.D.Wiener Center for Social Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University Author, Playing to Win: Raising Children in a Competitive Culture

Time:  7:00 PM

Where:  Attea Middle School, 2500 Chestnut Ave., Glenview

Free and open to the public.  Sponsored by the Family Action Network (FAN)

INFO: familyactionnetwork.net

Workshop Flyer Link


April 30, 2014

What:  Glenbrook Community College and Trade School Showcase

Representatives from several schools will be there to answer questions about careers that require two years or less to complete the educational requirements for certification. Learn about careers in Cosmetology, Computer Programming, Culinary Arts, Law Enforcement, Medical Assistant, Plumbing, Automotive, HVAC, Radiography,  Media Arts, and several more.

This is a community event for high school students, as well as adults who are looking to go back to school to become certified in a new career.

Where:  Lyceum at Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W. Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL

Time:  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


May 12, 2014

What:  Monday Morning Series: Long Term Planning for your Child’s Financial Future-Funding Special Needs Trusts.  Presented by: Dean Klassman- Klassman Special Needs Planning; Stanford Slovin, Vice-President-Morgan Stanley; and Robert McIntyre, Jr., Financial Advisor-Morgan Stanley

When: Monday, May 12th, 2014- 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Where: NSSED Technology Center-776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park IL 60035

More Info Save the date flyer   to register contact Judy Sutton jsutton@nssed.org


May 20, 2014

What:  Supporting Your Child with teh Nuances of Social Communication and Interaction

Where:   New Trier Northfield Campus, Building C, Board Room C 234, Second Floor,                    North Entrance, 7 Happ Road, Northfield, IL

Time:  9:30am to 11:30am

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  You may register online by using the calendar/workshop link at www.nssed.org . Please notify NSSED if you require special accommodations.  Contact Ellen Hill at NSSED at ehill.org or by calling 847.831.5100 ext. 2270 for more information or with questions.