Monthly Archives: January 2014

Special Needs Parent Resource Fair


The Citizens’ Advisory Council and the U-46 Special Education Department are offering a free Special Needs Parent Resource Fair from 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, in Elgin.  The event is an opportunity for families to learn about the services and programs that local, regional, and state agencies provide for our special needs community.  The event is open to the public and for all those with an interest in special needs services.

Programming will include presentations hosted by local service providers and by District U-46. Advanced Behavioral Solutions, By Your Side and Kaitlin’s Hideout will lead a keynote presentation titled “Thriving at Home: Homework, Behavior & Schedules” at 10:00am. Bartlett Little League’s Challenger Division and area Special Recreation Associations will present “Special Recreation for Your Child” at 11:20am. Two district/clinician panel discussions focusing on O/T and Sensory Strategies, and Speech Therapy Services will be held at 9:05am and 12:10pm, respectively.

Over 40 service agencies will be in attendance to distribute information and meet with parents.  They include Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois, UPS for DownS, The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind, Shriners Hospitals for Children Chicago, Celebrate Differences, Family Resource Center on Disabilities, Autism Society of Illinois, Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Illinois, and Illinois Life Span Project.

For detailed exhibitor information, as well as a full schedule of events, please visit our event page at You may also contact the U-46 Special Education Department at (847) 888-5000 ext. 5056.

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