Other Events


FAPE During the School Shut Down, Matt Cohen, Sept. 29  

This webinar will discuss your child's right to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) during and after the school shutdown, what you can do to improve services during the shutdown and how to prepare for the return to school and possible right to compensatory education to make up for the lost time. 




Saturday, November 7, 2020

Free virtual workshops for parents of young children on sign-language basics; safekeeping, security and peace of mind for you and your family; supporting your child's independence skills; and self-care for the caregivers.  





Training Opportunities

Board Certified Educational Advocacy Online Courses

NSEAI- Click here for more information


FRCD Workshops
Chicago’s Metropolitan Area Parent Training and Information Center
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PECS Trainings or Autism Related Training

See what the Illinois Autism / PDD Training & Technical Assistance Project has to offer.

If you have any questions about upcoming trainings, please contact Myki Romano by phone at 630-968-3898 or email nakempe@ilstu.edu.

Autism NOW

Autism NOW produces frequent webinar sessions addressing popular topics from understanding laws and policy to handling relationships to navigating the job market. Autism NOW


Trainings for Young Children (0-8)

Autism Training Solutions (ATS)

Autism Training Solutions (ATS) is an online education company dedicated to training families in evidence-based autism intervention. Their goal is to help you implement successful autism interventions in the home while building necessary knowledge to collaborate with your child's teachers and private therapists. Visit the Autism Training Solutions (ATS) website.

For a free trial, contact them by phone at 866-966-9452 or email info@autismtrainingsolutions.com.

PACER Videos

PACER has developed two new videos that parents can access on PACER's website. "Special Education: What Do I Need To Know?" is a 37-minute audio/video overview of special education created to help parents of children with disabilities understand what special education is, how a child might begin in special education, how to resolve disagreements, and what role parents play. The presentation, also translated into Hmong, is funded in part by a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. A new 30-minute video call "Transition Planning for Children with Disabilities" gives a breif overview of the transition planning process for parents and families of children with disabilities. Find both of the new presentations at PACER's Special Education Rights - (Parents Helping Parents) website page. PACER Center

Illinois Families & School Success

Are you the parent or family member of a child attending a public school in Illinois? If so, you may be looking for ways to help your child do well in school. Check out this website: http://il-fss.org/families/
Are you a program administrator or an educator serving children in a Title 1 program? If so, your job involves engaging families to help children learn.http://il-fss.org/staff/


The Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives

The Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives helps people live the lives they want to live, with the support of family, friends, community and public resources.
For a list of trainings in Illinois related to Microboards and Cooperatives: Click Here