LDA of Illinois Upcoming Events

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  • What Everyone Should Know about Bilingual Education
  • 2/22/2022-19:0
  • 2/22/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Samuel Aguirre, Director of Consortium Relations for the WIDA Schools Consortium.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Supporting Emergent Bilinguals and Emergent Bilinguals with Disabilities for Parents
  • 2/25/2022-19:0
  • 2/25/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Jackie Bjes, Special Education Teacher and Parent.

    This session will be presented in Spanish/

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dyslexia Doesn’t Mean Your Child Will Never Read
  • 03/08/2022-19:0
  • 3/8/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Dr. Meg Carroll, Professor, Saint Xavier University

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Everything Parents of Children Who Are English Learners Need to Know About Special Education
  • 03/10/2022-17:0
  • 3/10/2022-18:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by:
    • Julieta Pasko, Born in Guatemala, bilingual school psychologist, co-founder of the National Association of School PsychologistsMulticultural Committee and LDA IL board member, NASP awardrecipient, WISC-IV Spanish researcher
    • Adela Weinstein, Raised in Uruguay, a CPS ESL teacher, an ISBEbilingual education consultant, an IRC education specialist, andrecipient of an award from the USDOE

    Parents’ rights and responsibilities; linguistically and culturally appropriate assessment, IEP, and special education; qualifications of service providers.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Why Does My Child Behave the Way He Does: Understanding the Behavior of Children and What to Do about It
  • 03/15/2022-19:0
  • 3/15/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Presented by Bev Johns, co-author of Learning Disabilities and RelatedDisabilities, 13th Edition by Janet Lerner and Bev Johns

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Female ADHD: A Girl’s Journey to Success
  • 3/24/2022-19:0
  • 3/24/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • This presentation will explore the journey that a mother and daughter went through learning how ADHD impacts the female learner. Featuring Julianne Vanderwerf (Alvarado), Special Education Teacher with 26 years of experience in education and 15 years working with female learners that have learning differences and Jeanette Alvarado, College Student, studying Studio Art and Design.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dyscalculia
  • 4/5/2022-19:0
  • 4/5/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Your smart child works hard, but keeps struggling in math. Could it be a Math LD or dyscalculia? What parents need to know and what they can do. Dr Anneke Schreuder is a Dutch pediatrician and neonatologist, her PhD was in the fieldof developmental epidemiology. She is the founder of Dyscalculia Services. She is afrequent speaker on dyscalculia and a consultant to various local schools, does podcasts, and shares her experience through webinars and online courses. She is considered the national expert on this topic.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Executive Functioning and Why it is so Important for all Children
  • 5/5/2022-19:0
  • 5/5/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Back by popular demand, Chris Dendy, author, mother of 3 children with ADHD, and grandmother of 4 grandchildren with ADHD, and ADHD Optimist. Chris is the author of several books.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Engaging with Learning at Home (without going out of your mind!)
  • 5/9/2022-19:0
  • 5/9/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Including segments for early grades, middle school and high school and a Q&A. Presented by Amy Barto, President, Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan, college instructor and active in LDA’s Healthy Children Project

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Supporting Emergent Bilinguals and Emergent Bilinguals with Disabilities for Parents
  • 5/14/2022-19:0
  • 5/14/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Jackie Bjes, Special Education Teacher and Parent. This session with Jackie will be in Spanish

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • What about Siblings of Children with ADHD?
  • 5/16/2022-19:0
  • 5/16/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Jane Indergaard, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and Jeremy Didier, Group Coordinator for ADHDK

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Dysgraphia: What About Those Kids Who Don’t Write Right?
  • 6/13/2022-19:0
  • 6/13/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Meg Carroll is a professor at Saint Xavier University and serves on the board of LDA of Illinois. Dr. Carroll is an engaging and dynamo speaker.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Back to the Basics: Everything Parents and Educators Should Know About Special Education Law
  • 7/18/2022-19:0
  • 7/18/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Bev Johns is President of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois and author of 23 books, including one on Special Education Law.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Keeping Our Kids Safe on Their Devices
  • 8/15/2022-19:0
  • 8/15/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Detective Rich Wistocki is the President of Be Sure Cyber Training and BeSure Consulting Company.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • The Hopes and Hassles of Homework: The Parents’ Playbook
  • 9/12/2022-19:0
  • 9/12/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Dr. Meg Carroll is a professor at Saint Xavier University and serves on the board of LDA of Illinois. She is a dynamic and engaging speaker.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Can Current Behavior Foretell Future Violence: Warning Signs to Watch for in Your Child
  • 9/27/2022-19:0
  • 9/27/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Bruce Liebe is a consultant and former member of the Illinois State Police and former MacMurray College Senior Director of the School of Professional Studies

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • I Have a Kid Who…
  • 10/26/2022-18:30
  • 10/26/2022-20:30
  • Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532
  • LDA of Illinois is proud to announce a free special workshop for all.

    I Have a Kid Who…

    Come get your questions answered about evaluations, special education services, behavioral challenges, mental health issues and more by a panel of experts, including Connie Parr and Meg Carroll.

    Registration will begin at 6pm on-site. There is no fee to attend.

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  • Protect Your Family at Home and at School.
  • 10/26/2022-18:30
  • 10/26/2022-20:30
  • Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL 60532
  • LDA of Illinois is proud to announce a free special workshop for all.

    Protect Your Family at Home and at School? How You Can Reduce Exposure to Chemicals that Can Harm Your Child’s Learning.”

    Join our presenters Bev Johns and Penny Richards, as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of LDA’s Healthy Children Project. We celebrate what has been done and what we have to do for our children’s future.

    Registration will begin at 6pm on-site. There is no fee to attend.

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  • How Can Adults with Learning Disabilities Access Services?
  • 11/10/2022-19:0
  • 11/10/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Susy Woods is a seasoned adult access advocate, former assistive technology and public policy representative and former accessibility office director.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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  • Improving Your Child’s Social Skills through the Arts: Navigating Social Situation and Regulating Emotions
  • 12/5/2022-19:0
  • 12/5/2022-20:0
  • Virtual via Zoom
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  • Harlie Blauw is a nationally certified school psychologist currently serving students at the Mississippi School of the Arts, a residential high school for artistically gifted students. Dr. Blauw recently completed her doctoral research on the influence of social-emotional learning which is innately embedded in arts education.

    Email Bev Johns at beverleyhjohns@gmail.com to be added to the attendee list for this event.

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