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September 18, 2014

Protected Tomorrows Present: Parent Created Housing

When: 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: Protected Tomorrows Life Care Center 103 Schelter Road, Lincolnshire, IL
60069

Description: When waiting lists are too long and funding is not available for residential solutions for your adult children with disabilities, what can you do? Learn how one group of Lake County parents created a successful supportive living home for their adult children. It did not take years of red tape or millions of dollars. It is an ongoing project for the families that takes trust, cooperation and common sense. Guest Speaker: Judy Millar, a founding member of The Builders Group*, will discuss her involvement in a successful parent created housing model in which her daughter, Katie, lives with three other adults.

Website  Register: http://builders-9-14.eventbrite.com    
 Space is Limited! RSVP’s are required! Refreshments will be served!

*The Builders Group: A group of north suburban parents working together to explore and create residential solutions for their adult children with developmental disabilities, and share the information with other families.


September 19, 2014

The Family Action Network's first speaker of the 2014-15 season (flyer attached) will be Jennifer Senior, best-selling author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting.  She will be appearing at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19th in the Cornog Auditorium on New Trier's Northfield Campus (7 Happ Road in Northfield, Illinois).  This event is free and open to the public.

http://www.familyactionnetwork.net/

Workshop Flyer Link


September 22, 2014

What:  When Teens Push Your Buttons;  How To Maintain Your Sanity and Still Be A Good Parent

Presenter:  Gary R. Hill, Psy.D, LMFT, CSADC, GRH Consulting

Where:  Glenbrook South High School

Time:  7:00pm

Workshop Flyer Link


October 21, 2014

What:  Choices:  A regional post-secondary planning night for students with disabilities who are college bound.  

Where:  Vernon Hills High School
              145 Lakeview Parkway
              Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061
              http://vhhscougars.org

Time:  6pm Breakout Sessions
           7pm College Fair (will not open before 7pm)

Cost:  Free

See http://www.postsecondarychoices.org for more information.  

Workshop Flyer Link


October 22, 2014

What:  Social Connections for Students with Special Needs

Presenter:  Hollie Sobel, PhD, The Family Institute at Northwestern

Where:  Glenbrook South

Time:  7:00pm


October 25, 2014

Visions Transition Workshop

Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.  More info to come. 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


November 10, 2014

Topic: Navigating the Illinois Disability System or Climbing Mt. Everest: Which is Harder?

Presented by:  Ed McManus, Developmental Disability Consulting, Wilmette, Illinois

Location: NSSED Technology Center-Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 

Workshop Flyer Link

The Monday Education Series is intended to provide families a basic understanding of the support and agencies available outside of the educational system. It is particularly helpful if your son or daughter is in high school and you are planning for their transition. It is also a great place to network with others who have similar interests and concerns. This year, the series is designed to follow and provide detailed information on topics introduced during Visions, NSSED Transition Workshop to be held on October 25, 2014. Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


November 2014

What:  Behind the Orange Curtain:  A Look At The Prescription Drug Epidemic

Presenter:  Sara Watts, MA, LPC, Rosecrance

Where:  TBA

Time:  TBA


December 1, 2014

Topic: Topics: Understanding the Home-Based Support Services Program.

Presented by:  Lisa Lew, Clearbrook

Location: NSSED Technology Center-Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 

Workshop Flyer Link

The Monday Education Series is intended to provide families a basic understanding of the support and agencies available outside of the educational system. It is particularly helpful if your son or daughter is in high school and you are planning for their transition. It is also a great place to network with others who have similar interests and concerns. This year, the series is designed to follow and provide detailed information on topics introduced during Visions, NSSED Transition Workshop to be held on October 25, 2014. Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


February 9, 2015

Topic: Panel Presentation on Alternative Housing Options.

Location: NSSED Technology Center-Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 

Workshop Flyer Link

The Monday Education Series is intended to provide families a basic understanding of the support and agencies available outside of the educational system. It is particularly helpful if your son or daughter is in high school and you are planning for their transition. It is also a great place to network with others who have similar interests and concerns. This year, the series is designed to follow and provide detailed information on topics introduced during Visions, NSSED Transition Workshop to be held on October 25, 2014. Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


March 2, 2015

Topic: Overview of the Dept. of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) Vocational and Home Support Services.

Presented by: Teri Michaels, NSSED DRS Transition Specialist

Location: NSSED Technology Center-Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 

Workshop Flyer Link

The Monday Education Series is intended to provide families a basic understanding of the support and agencies available outside of the educational system. It is particularly helpful if your son or daughter is in high school and you are planning for their transition. It is also a great place to network with others who have similar interests and concerns. This year, the series is designed to follow and provide detailed information on topics introduced during Visions, NSSED Transition Workshop to be held on October 25, 2014. Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.

 

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


March , 2015

What:  Plan for Achieving Self Support (PASS) Planning

Presenter:  Co-Sponsored with NSSED and Glenbrook District 225 Parent Group

Where:  TBA

Time:  TBA


April  20, 2015

Co-Sponsored by District 225 Parent Group and NSSED

Topic: Understanding Illinois’ Work Incentives Planning and Assistance program.

Presented by:  Wendy Partridge, Illinois Assistive Technology Program, Springfield, IL.

Location:  Glenbrook South High School, 4000 W Lake St, Glenview, IL 

7:00PM to 8:30 PM

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228 


May 4, 2015

Topic: How to Build a Meaningful Day for your Young Adult.

Location: NSSED Technology Center-Rubloff Building, 776 Red Oak Lane, Highland Park 

Workshop Flyer Link

The Monday Education Series is intended to provide families a basic understanding of the support and agencies available outside of the educational system. It is particularly helpful if your son or daughter is in high school and you are planning for their transition. It is also a great place to network with others who have similar interests and concerns. This year, the series is designed to follow and provide detailed information on topics introduced during Visions, NSSED Transition Workshop to be held on October 25, 2014. Workshop topics will include an overview of the Dept. of Human Services (DHS), home based waiver funding, Department of Rehabilitative Services, SSI Benefit Planning and a panel discussion on alternative housing options.

All Sessions are 7:00 to 8:30 PM 

Advance registration is required

While there is no fee for these sessions, advance registration is required as space is limited. Please register here: http://goo.gl/S3hGbj or email mkober@nssed.org your name, home telephone number, home school district to register. Any Questions contact Susan Hans 847.831.5100 ext. 2228