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									             STARNET REGION V
         CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORTS
      125 S. CLARK STREET – 8TH FLOOR

             773-553-5596
           773-553-5595 (FAX)
           www.StarnetChicago.org
                                           The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) funds the STARNET Project in six
                                           regions in the state through administrative entities responsible for the
                                           implementation of the project. Region V is located at the Chicago Public
                                           Schools’ Office of Special Education and Supports Early Childhood Special
                                           Education Programs and provides services to families and providers working
                                           or living in the city of Chicago. Regional goals and activities are developed
                                           with guidance provided by ISBE, the Chicago Public Schools’ Office of Special
                                           Education and Supports the early childhood community, and other
       STARNET SUPPORTS                    constituents.
          Educational Goals
             for Illinois                  The STARNET Region V team is pleased to present our Calendar of Events for
                                           January –June 2010. We hope that these workshops and trainings will
                                           provide you with exciting new ideas that will support your professional and
    The Illinois State Board of
    Education (ISBE) has established a     personal growth. We use the Illinois Early Learning Standards, Illinois
    series of goals designed to achieve    Professional Teaching Standards, and Child Development Associate (CDA)
    world class education for the 21st     credentials to shape the content and focus of our workshops. Please take a
    century.      STARNET       strongly   moment to review the general information about our workshops, programs
    supports     these    goals     and    and services on pages 2-3 of this calendar of events. Specific workshop
    specifically goal number eight,
                                           information for July – December 2010, including descriptions, dates and
    which states:
                                           locations, can be found on pages 7-13. For schedule updates, additional
    “Each child in Illinois will receive   resources and information about our workshops and services, please visit our
    the support services necessary to      website at StarnetChicago.org. We also hope that you will utilize the
    enter the public school system         resources that we have available through our lending library and the network
    ready to learn and progress            of supportive colleagues at the workshops.
    successfully through school. The
    public school system will serve as a
    leader in collaborative efforts        All workshops provide professional development opportunities that will help
    among private and public agencies      meet the continuing professional development unit (CPDU) requirements for
    so     that    comprehensive    and    state teacher recertification plans and continuing education (CE)
    coordinated health, human and          opportunities for audiologists, speech pathologists, social workers,
    social services reach children and     occupational and physical therapists. Many of our workshops may also
    their families.”
                                           provide hours for Early Intervention credentialing. Contact the Illinois Early
        STARNET’S MISSION                  Intervention Training Program at (708) 444-8460 Ext.23 and/or
                                           http://www.illinoiseitraining.org to verify that the workshop for which you
    Illinois STARNET provides a variety    have registered has been approved for credentialing. STARNET is an
    of opportunities for personal and      identified ISBE-sponsored project with expertise in early childhood teacher
    professional growth for those who      preparation. Certificates of Attendance include CDA credentialing areas for
    touch the lives of young children,     those individuals who need to meet CDA requirements.
    ages birth through eight, with an
    emphasis on children with special
    needs. STARNET supports family-        Please note that STARNET Calendar of Event publications are only be
    centered, researched, and effective    available via our website. Please make sure that we have your email address
    practices    in  early   childhood     and other contact information to ensure that you continue to receive
    education and care.                    information about STARNET workshops and events.



                                               STARNET Region V
Chicago Public Schools ● Office of Special Education and Supports● Early Childhood Special Education
                  125 S. Clark Street - 8th Floor ● Chicago, IL 60603 ● GSR #125
                             Phone: 773.553.5596 ● Fax: 773.553.5595
                                               Website:
                                      www.StarnetChicago.org
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General Information
Funding Source:
The STARNET Project is operated by the Chicago Public Schools, Office of Special Education and Supports through a
grant from the Illinois State Board of Education. One hundred percent of the annual funding for the project is from
federal sources.

Registration Process:
STARNET Region V is an Early Childhood Special Education grant project and therefore priority registration is given to
family members of young children with special needs and professionals working with children ages 3-5 with IEPs, as
well as others working in ISBE-sponsored projects. Priority registration is also given to persons living and/or working
in Region V (the city of Chicago) unless the workshop is in collaboration with another Region or training entity. All
others will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

Fill out the workshop registration form and submit one form per person. Registrations are accepted by fax or mail on a
first-come, first-served basis. Phone registrations are not accepted. If the workshop is filled, you will be placed
on a waiting list and contacted if there is an opening. Do not automatically assume that you are accepted. IF YOU DO
NOT RECEIVE A WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OR WAITING LIST LETTER FROM OUR OFFICE at least two weeks prior to
the workshop, please call us for additional information. Mail or fax your registration as directed on the registration
form. You may also download our calendar and workshop registration forms from our web site at StarnetChicago.org.

Submitting a registration form does NOT automatically guarantee participation. If you register for other
individuals, please notify them that you have done so. We request that you notify us of any registration substitutions.

Workshop Attendance:
We suggest that you mark your calendar with the dates of the workshops for which you registered and are confirmed
to attend. Our office provides confirmation letters for each workshop. We also contact registrants to remind them of
the workshop(s) for which they have registered. Please refer to your calendar on a periodic basis and inform us as
soon as possible if you need to cancel.

We encourage you to obtain directions through one of the many services now available to assist you with determining
the amount of time it will take you to reach the destination. Weather, traffic, and other daily complications are
inevitable. Please make appropriate accommodations to ensure adherence to the times listed for each workshop. We
begin workshops promptly; you must attend the entire workshop to receive a certificate of attendance. Unfortunately,
we are unable to adjust certificates to accommodate individual needs and therefore will not reduce the number of
hours for those unable to attend the entire workshop.

Cancellation:
Please notify our office as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a workshop for which you have registered. We
have many applicants on our waiting list who would appreciate being able to attend.

Unfortunately, we still have a considerable number of registrants who do not notify us if they are unable to attend an
event. Our presenters and facilitators count on you being present at the workshop for which you have registered.
Failing to notify us of a cancellation may result in being denied registration for future workshops.

Agenda:
We provide an agenda for every workshop. This agenda complies with the CPDU requirements set by ISBE and
includes the Illinois Teaching Standard that is addressed by the workshop presenter.

Please note that while morning refreshments are generally provided at our full-day workshops, we do not provide
lunch. A sixty minute lunch break is included in the full-day agenda. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch.

Workshop attendees are expected to sign in at the beginning of the workshop and after returning from the lunch
break. Failure to do so may jeopardize receiving your certificate of attendance and workshop credits.


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General Information (continued)
Certificate:
STAR NET provides a Certificate of Attendance with contact hours and other pertinent information at the completion of
each workshop. This can be used to document your attendance at our professional development activities.
Attendance for the entire session is necessary in order to receive a certificate. Contact hours cannot be
adjusted to meet individual needs. No certificates will be given to participants if they arrive thirty (30) minutes
after the session begins or leave prior to the completion of the presentation. In order for us to maintain appropriate
records, you will be requested to sign in before the workshop begins and upon return from lunch (for full-day
workshops). In order to assist you, we include our CPDU and CE license numbers as well as CDA content and Early
Intervention (when applicable) subject area on all certificates.

Continuing Education Credit:
STARNET is an approved provider of workshops. We are not the approval entity for the domains listed below. Those
Illinois teachers who are presently working on teacher recertification may count STARNET workshop contact hours if it
meets the needs of their approved five-year plan. For all others attending a STARNET workshop, confirm with your
particular continuing education agency as to whether the workshop for which you are registering will be approved for
credit.

     Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for Illinois teacher recertification through ISBE
     Continuing Education (CEs) contact hours (not to be mistaken for CEUs) for Speech/ Language Pathologists,
      Audiologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, and Social Workers through the Illinois Department of
      Professional Regulations (IDPR)
     Early Intervention Credentialing Credit for Early Intervention professionals through Illinois Early Intervention
      Training Program. Not all STARNET workshops will be approved for EI credits. You may verify approval by
      checking the E.I. Training web site: www.illinoiseitraining.org or calling 708/444-8460, Ext. 23
     Child Development Associate (CDA) subject area hours

Collaborative Events:
Some of the listed trainings, workshops, conferences and events may not be sponsored and/or facilitated by STARNET
staff. If a contact phone number or different registration mailing address is given, please call that number for
additional information. Do not mail your registration to our office. Mail it to the address listed on the flyer.

Accessibility:
All workshops/in-services will be held at sites that are accessible. Please make your request for special
accommodations such as sign language interpreters or translated materials at least thirty (30) days before the
scheduled event. Please call Cristyn Davis at 773-553-5720 to verify receipt of your request.

Technical Assistance:
On-site technical assistance may be provided upon request. Please complete the Technical Assistance Request Form,
available from the STARNET, Region V Website. All requests will be reviewed and requests accommodated depending
upon staff availability and funding. Contact our office at 773/553-5596 or starnet@cps.k12.il.us for additional
information.

Endorsement:
Participants should understand that STARNET does NOT endorse specific treatments or methods for children with
disabilities. Our events present a variety of current research-based practices that are being used with young children.

Family Stipends:
STARNET Region V offers limited support for families wishing to attend conferences, workshops and other events
related to their child’s disability. Contact STARNET at 773/553-5596 for additional information regarding the process
for obtaining financial support for these activities. Family members may also contact The Arc of Illinois at
708/206-1930 for additional information on obtaining family fellowships/stipends.
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                               Family Fellowship Application Form
         Name:                                                              Phone: (        )

         Address:

         City:                                                              Zip Code:


                                                                                                    (please provide e-mail address)




         For Families:

         Agency/School Name & Address:



         What event do you plan to attend? (Attach a copy of the registration form or other supporting documentation)
here




         Date:                               Location:
cut
Please




         Projected Expenses:
                         Registration                                                Lodging

                                Hotel Name/Address:

         Total Amount Requested:
         ($200.00 annual maximum for families)

            I am submitting this application for pre-approval. Preference is given to families with children under 6 years of age,
               and for in-state events. I understand that my application is subject to a review process and available funding.



         Signature                                                                   Date

         Please send your completed application and any supporting documents at least one month before the event to:

                                                Family Fellowship, STARNET Region V,
                                                       125 S. Clark – 8th Floor,
                                                          Chicago, IL 60603

                                                         Office Use Only

                                Date Received ______ □ Yes              □ No        Family Notified _______
                                                                 (initial & date)
         Rev. 10/08



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                                               STARNET REGION V
                               AT-A-GLANCE WORKSHOP CALENDAR
                                           JULY – DECEMBER 2010

                                                                                                               CONTACT
    DATE        TIME                        WORKSHOP TITLE                                 PRESENTER            HOURS

                9:00 am –   Creating Culturally Sensitive Learning Environments:
     July 20     3:00 pm    It Starts with You!
                                                                                           Michele Robinson       5
                12:00 pm-   Behavior Intervention for Educators and Providers
     July 28     4:00 pm     (In collaboration with Illinois Resource Center)
                                                                                           Tom Phelan             4

     July 28    6:00 pm –
                            Behavior Intervention for Parents                              Tom Phelan             2
    (evening)    8:00 pm
    August 13   6:00 pm –   Help Your Child Become a Reader – Developing Literacy in
                                                                                           Barbara Becker         2
    (evening)    8:00 pm    Young Children
                9:00 am –                                                                  Chris Ziegler-
    August 27               Young Children and ADHD – Straight Talk and Strategies                                5
                 3:00 pm                                                                   Dendy
                9:00 am –
September 1      3:00 pm
                            Strength-Based IEP’s for Young Children with Special Needs     Antoinette Taylor      5
                            Parent Toolbox-Part I: Everything You Need to Know to Help
                9:00 am –
September 2      3:00 pm
                            Your Child with Special Needs Succeed                          Expert Panel           5
                            (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                9:00 am-    Literacy Development in Young Children:                        Leap Learning
September 3                                                                                                       5
                3:00 pm     Phonemic Awareness                                             Systems
 September      9:00 am –   Positive Discipline
                                                                                           Dina Emser            10
   23-24         3:00 pm    (2-day workshop – Must attend both days)
 September      9:00 am –                                                                  Leap Learning
                            Play: Building Block for Literacy                                                     5
     24          3:00 pm                                                                   Systems
                            Parent Toolbox-Part II : Everything You Need to Know to Help
                9:00 am –
    October 1    3:00 pm
                            Your Child with Special Needs Succeed                          Expert Panel           5
                            (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                            The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and
                9:00 am –
    October 7    3:00 pm
                            Emotional Needs (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both            Angela Searcy          5
                            sessions)
                9:00 am –   Working with Families with Special Needs: Teamwork Makes
October 15       3:00 pm    the Dream Work
                                                                                           Leesa Albert           5
                9:00 am –
October 15       3:00 pm
                            Adapting the Curriculum to Meet the Needs of All Children      Janis Jones            5
                9:00 am –   Understanding Executive Function and its Effects on Learning   Chris Ziegler-
October 22                                                                                                        5
                 3:00 pm    and Behavior                                                   Dendy
                            The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and
                9:00 am –
November 4       3:00 pm
                            Emotional Needs (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both            Angela Searcy          5
                            sessions)
                9:00 am –
November 5       3:00 pm
                            Visual Communication Skills for Children with Autism           Mary Crissman          5
                9:00 am –   Challenging and Aggressive Behavior in Young Children:
November 12      3:00 pm    It’s Not About You!
                                                                                           Mary Wonderlick        5
                9:00 am –   Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood
December 3       3:00 pm    Special Education
                                                                                           Expert Panel           5
                            Embedding Assessment: If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going,
                9:00 am –
December 3       3:00 pm
                            How do We Know When We’re There? Documentation and             Judy Harris Helm       5
                            Assessment
                9:00 am –
December 10      3:00 pm
                            Scribble Scrabble: Because Prewriting is Literacy, Too!        Mary Wonderlick        5


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                           WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM
                (online registration available at www.StarnetChicago.org)
Please register for workshops by placing an “X” in front of each training you would like to attend. One form per registrant please.
      You will receive a confirmation or waiting list notice no more than two weeks after we receive your registration form.
                                                                                                                                        CONTACT
X        DATE         DAY       TIME                             WORKSHOP TITLE                                     PRESENTER
                                                                                                                                         HOURS
                               9:00 am –   Creating Culturally Sensitive Learning Environments:
          July 20      TUE                                                                                      Michele Robinson          5
                                3:00 pm    It Starts with You!
                               12:00 pm-   Behavior Intervention for Educators and Providers
          July 28     WED                                                                                       Tom Phelan                4
                                4:00 pm     (In collaboration with Illinois Resource Center)
         July 28               6:00 pm –
                      WED                  Behavior Intervention for Parents                                    Tom Phelan                2
        (evening)               8:00 pm
        August 13              6:00 pm –   Help Your Child Become a Reader – Developing Literacy in Young
                       FRI                                                                                      Barbara Becker            2
        (evening)               8:00 pm    Children
                               9:00 am –
        August 27      FRI                 Young Children and ADHD – Straight Talk and Strategies               Chris Ziegler-Dendy       5
                                3:00 pm
                               9:00 am –
       September 1    WED                  Strength-Based IEP’s for Young Children with Special Needs           Antoinette Taylor         5
                                3:00 pm
                                           Parent Toolbox-Part I: Everything You Need to Know to Help Your
                               9:00 am –
       September 2    THUR                 Child with Special Needs Succeed                                     Expert Panel              5
                                3:00 pm
                                           (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                               9:00 am –
       September 3     FRI                 Literacy Development in Young Children: Phonemic Awareness           Leap Learning Systems     5
                                3:00 pm
        September     THUR/    9:00 am –   Positive Discipline
                                                                                                                Dina Emser               10
          23-24        FRI      3:00 pm    (2-day workshop – Must attend both days)
                               9:00 am –
       September 24    FRI                 Play: Building Blocks for Literacy                                   Leap Learning Systems     5
                                3:00 pm
                                           Parent Toolbox-Part II : Everything You Need to Know to Help Your
                               9:00 am –
        October 1      FRI                 Child with Special Needs Succeed                                     Expert Panel              5
                                3:00 pm
                                           (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                               9:00 am –   The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional
        October 7     THUR                                                                                      Angela Searcy             5
                                3:00 pm    Needs (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                               9:00 am –   Working with Families with Special Needs: Teamwork Makes the
        October 15     FRI                                                                                      Leesa Albert              5
                                3:00 pm    Dream Work
                               9:00 am –
        October 15     FRI                 Adapting the Curriculum to Meet the Needs of All Children            Janis Jones               5
                                3:00 pm
                               9:00 am –   Understanding Executive Function and its Effects on Learning and
        October 22     FRI                                                                                      Chris Ziegler-Dendy       5
                                3:00 pm    Behavior
                               9:00 am –   The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional
        November 4    THUR                                                                                      Angela Searcy             5
                                3:00 pm    Needs (2 Part Workshop - Must attend both sessions)
                               9:00 am –
        November 5     FRI                 Visual Communication Skills for Children with Autism                 Mary Crissman             5
                                3:00 pm
                               9:00 am –   Challenging and Aggressive Behavior in Young Children:
       November 12     FRI                                                                                      Mary Wonderlick           5
                                3:00 pm    It’s Not About You!
                               9:00 am –
        December 3     FRI                 Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Education   Expert Panel              5
                                3:00 pm
                               9:00 am –   Embedding Assessment: If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going, How
        December 3     FRI                                                                                      Judy Harris Helm          5
                                3:00 pm    do We Know When We’re There? (Documentation and Assessment)
                               9:00 am –
       December 10     FRI                 Scribble Scrabble: Because Prewriting is Literacy, Too!              Mary Wonderlick           5
                                3:00 pm




          Please fax registration form to 773-553-5595, email to Starnet@cps.k12.il.us or mail to:
          STARNET REGION V ● CPS – OSES ● 125 S. CLARK STREET – 8TH FL ● CHICAGO, IL 60603
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                       Summer – Fall 2010 Workshops
                                             Tuesday, July 20, 2010
                                   Creating Culturally Sensitive Learning Environments:
                                                   It Starts with You!
Presenters:          Michele’ Robinson, Harper College Dean, Business and Social Science
Description:         This workshop will help participants recognize and address bias with adult learners and young children.
                     The participants will examine their own identity, their skills for interacting with diverse groups and
                     their ability to recognize bias and injustice. Issues of socio-economic status, physical abilities,
                     gender, race and ethnicity will be considered.
                     Intended Audience:         All persons working with young children
                     Content Area/Level:        Skill Building/ Challenge           Contact Hours: 6
                     Registration:              8:30 – 9:00                         Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00
Location:            TBA


                                            Wednesday, July 28, 2010
                           Behavior Intervention for Educators and Providers
Presenter:           Tomas Phelan, PhD, Private Practice
Description:         This workshop for teachers takes the guesswork out of classroom discipline. Teachers will learn how
                     to eliminate disruptive behavior, how to effectively manage transition times, how to communicate
                     productively with parents, and much more! The program will provide teachers not only with
                     uninterrupted instructional flow, but also with peace of mind.
.                    Intended Audience:        Birth through Kindergarten Educators Support Staff
                     Content Area/Level:       Introductory/Skill Building          Contact Hours: 4
                     Registration & Continental Breakfast:       11:30 – 12:00      Workshop:      12:00 – 4:00
Location:            Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302


                                            Wednesday, July 28, 2010
                                      Behavior Intervention for Parents
Presenters:          Tom Phelan, PhD, Parent Magic, Inc.
Description:         In 1-2-3 Magic, parents will learn how to simplify the job of parenting in three straightforward steps:
                     1) Controlling Obnoxious Behavior 2) Encouraging Good Behavior and 3) Strengthening Your
                     Relationship. Also discussed are the Six Kinds of Testing and Manipulation, how to manage
                     misbehavior in public and how to avoid the Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit Syndrome. Parents will also
                     discover how your silence can speak louder than your words.
                     Intended Audience:        Family Members
                     Content Area/Level:       Introductory/Skill Building           Contact Hours: 2
                     Registration & Continental Breakfast:       5:30 – 6:00         Workshop:      6:00 – 8:00
Location:            Carleton Hotel, 1110 Pleasant Street, Oak Park, IL 60302



                                       Friday, August 13, 2010
               Help Your Child Become a Reader – Developing Literacy in Young Children
Presenters:          Barbara Becker, Hull House Association
Description:         The early years are very important in the life of young children and a time of great learning. This
                     workshop will focus on activities that emphasize emergent literacy skill development, as well as ideas
                     for creating an environment that supports acquisition of these skills. Participants will receive
                     information, materials and activities to effectively engage their children at home and support
                     development of a life-long love of reading.
                     Intended Audience:        Family Members of Students with Special Needs
                     Content Area/Level:       Introductory                       Contact Hours: 2
                     Registration:             5:30 – 6:00                        Workshop: 6:00 – 8:00
Location:            Hull House, 1030 W. Van Buren, Chicago IL, 60607

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                                           Friday, August 27, 2010
                          Young Children and ADHD – Straight Talk and Strategies
Presenter:               Chris Ziegler-Dendy, Consultant, Chairs to Children
Description:             ADHD and executive function deficits have a profound impact on language development, learning and
                         behavior. This session provides an overview of research and description of the impact on
                         preschoolers. The brains of children with ADHD mature at a rate that is three years slower than their
                         peers. This delayed maturation has a profound impact on a preschoolers’ language skills, ability to pay
                         attention, impulsivity, ability to follow directions, and play well with peers. Bad parenting does not
                         cause these problems. However, teaching positive parenting practices is beneficial and will help
                         parents cope better with these challenging ADHD behaviors. Specific strategies for working with
                         these children will be reviewed.
Intended Audience:       Birth through Primary Educators, Early Childhood Special Educators, Early Care and Education
                         Providers, Related Service Personnel, Administrators, Family Members
                         Content Area/Level:         Introductory/Skill-building         Contact Hours: 6
                         Registration & Continental Breakfast:         8:30 – 9:00       Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:                Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                                      Wednesday, September 1, 2010
                        Strength-Based IEP’s for Young Children with Special Needs
Presenter:               Antoinette Taylor, ATE Exceptional Needs Consulting
Description:             To discuss and define the process of creating, implementing and monitoring IEP’s for Young Children
                         with Special Needs that build on the strengths of students and individual learning styles of all
                         students including students who are considered “twice exceptional”.
                         Intended Audience:       Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                                                  Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                         Content Area/Level:      Skill-Building/Challenge          Contact Hours: 6
                         Registration & Continental Breakfast:     8:30 – 9:00      Workshop:         9:00 – 3:00
Location:                Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                     Thursday, September 2 and Friday October 1, 2010 (Two-Part Workshop)
                                        Parent Toolbox-Part I:
               Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child with Special Needs Succeed
Presenters:              Expert Early Childhood/Special Education Panel (educators, administrators, advocates, parents)
Description:             This workshop is designed for parents of children with special needs and is a one-stop shop for the
                         information and resources needed for the upcoming school year. Whether your child is in EI, Head
                         Start, State Pre-K, or Kindergarten, our expert early childhood panel will discuss the processes and
                         procedures necessary for your child’s education. Topics will include: Transitioning from Early
                         Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education; Parent Rights and Responsibilities; Understanding
                         IEP’s; Special Education Options; and Where to Find Resources and Support.
                         Intended Audience:        Family Members of Students with Special Needs, Birth-Primary Educators,
                                                   Early Childhood Special Educators, Early Care & Education Providers,
                                                   Related Service Personnel, Administrators
                         Content Area/Level:       Introductory                       Contact Hours: 6
                         Registration & Continental Breakfast:      8:30 – 9:00       Workshop:         9:00 – 3:00
Location:                Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608
                                      Please note that this is a two part workshop.
                              You must register for and attend both days to receive credit.

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                                     Friday, September 3, 2010
                    Literacy Development in Young Children: Phonemic Awareness
Presenter:           John Lybolt, and Catherine H. Gottfred, Ph.D., Leap Learning Systems
Description:         Phonemic awareness skills are fundamental in reading development. While these skills (awareness of
                     sounds in words, rhyming, knowing the sounds of your language) begin to develop from the first year,
                     children may need teachers or intervention specialists to provide specific classroom or individual
                     programming to support these skills. In this session, we will discuss: the specific role Phonemic
                     Awareness Skills play in reading, and several interventions that fit an RTI educational model; the
                     relationship between language development and literacy development of children with and without
                     disabilities; the importance of parent language vocabulary in reading and later academic success;
                     Phonemic Awareness in the classroom; ideas to make your book reading fabulously successful; and an
                     approach that ties Language Techniques, book reading, dramatic play and phonemic awareness
                     together for the classroom
                     Intended Audience:         Administrators, Birth through Preschool Educators, Early Childhood Special
                                                Educators, Early Care and Education Providers, Related Service Personnel
                     Content Area/Level:        Introductory/Skill-building       Contact Hours: 6
                     Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00          Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00
Location:            Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608



               Thursday, September 23 and Friday September 24, 2010 (Two-Day Workshop)
                                                 Positive Discipline
Presenters:          Dina Emser, Professional Development Coach and Educational Consultant
Description:         Positive Discipline in the classroom (developed by Lynn Lott and Jane Nelson) empowers teachers
                     with skills to prepare students for successful living. Participants will learn how students develop
                     competencies, skills and person qualities through the class meeting process and other Positive
                     Discipline methods..
                     Intended Audience:         Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Support Staff, Administrators and
                                                Related Service Personnel
                     Content Area/Level:        Introductory/Skill-building/         Contact Hours: 6
                     Registration & Continental Breakfast:       8:30 – 9:00         Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:            Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608
                                   Please note that this is a two day workshop.
                           You must register for and attend both days to receive credit.



                                           Friday, September 24, 2010
                                       Play: Building Block for Literacy
Presenter:           John Lybolt and Catherine H. Gottfred, Leap Learning Systems
Description:         Play skills emerge shortly after birth and continue to increase in complexity through early childhood.
                     Play reflects increasing symbolic activity, receptive and expressive language skills and social-emotional
                     growth. We will explore how each of these skills eventually support emergent literacy, and how they
                     can be stimulated and supported by parents or professionals. During this presentation we will learn
                     about the neurological correlates of symbolic cognitive and social behaviors. A variety of hands on play
                     activities will be used to explore specific learning that occurs during play. Participants will engage in a
                     variety of more structured activities appropriate for all levels of developmental abilities, that can fit
                     within an RTI intervention framework. We will discuss how to open parents' eyes to the crucial
                     learning skills they can support in their play with children.
                     Intended Audience:          Administrators, Birth through Preschool Educators, Early Childhood Special
                                                 Educators, Early Care and Education Providers, Related Service Personnel
                     Content Area/Level:         Introductory                       Contact Hours: 6
                     Registration & Continental Breakfast:         8:30 – 9:00      Workshop:         9:00 – 3:00
Location:            Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608


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                                  Friday October 1, 2010 (Two-Part Workshop)
                                        Parent Toolbox-Part I:
               Everything You Need to Know to Help Your Child with Special Needs Succeed
Presenters:            Expert Early Childhood/Special Education Panel (educators, administrators, advocates, parents)
Description:           This workshop is designed for parents of children with special needs and is a one-stop shop for the
                       information and resources needed for the upcoming school year. Whether your child is in EI, Head
                       Start, State Pre-K, or Kindergarten, our expert early childhood panel will discuss the processes and
                       procedures necessary for your child’s education. Topics will include: Transitioning from Early
                       Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education; Parent Rights and Responsibilities; Understanding
                       IEP’s; Special Education Options; and Where to Find Resources and Support.
                       Intended Audience:        Family Members of Students with Special Needs, Birth-Primary Educators,
                                                 Early Childhood Special Educators, Early Care & Education Providers,
                                                 Related Service Personnel, Administrators
                       Content Area/Level:       Introductory                       Contact Hours: 6
                       Registration & Continental Breakfast:      8:30 – 9:00       Workshop:         9:00 – 3:00
Location:              Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608
      Please note that this is a two part workshop. You must register for and attend both days to receive credit.


                             Thursday, October 7 and Thursday November 4, 2010
                  The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Needs
Presenters:            Angela Searcy, Simple Solutions Educational Services
Description:           Behaviors, such as hitting, biting, hair pulling, short attention spans, high activity levels and
                       tantrums are common among young children. It is up to the adults who care for young
                       children to understand what these challenging behaviors might mean and help them
                       eliminate them. This workshop will outline a method of looking at challenging behaviors
                       developed by The Center for Social and Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL)
                       that is individualized and comprehensive. This workshop will provide a step by step guide
                       that makes creating behavior interventions and working with families more effective and
                       helps us meet children’s social emotional needs and our own.
                       Intended Audience:       Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                       Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                       Content Area/Level:      Introductory/Skill-Building     Contact Hours: 6
                       Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00      Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00
Location:              CHA Charles Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616 on October 7
                       Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608 on November 4
      Please note that this is a two part workshop. You must register for and attend both days to receive credit.


                                              Friday, October 15, 2010

               Working with Families with Special Needs: Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
Presenter:             Leesa Albert, Family Resource Specialist
Description:           When it comes to the vital work of supporting young children with special needs, what does real
                       teamwork look like? Led by a parent of a child with special needs, this interactive workshop will
                       explore real life stressors and cultural factors that influence parents’ response to a diagnosis of
                       disability . The workshop will also identify tools and strategies that teachers and other professionals
                       can use to foster self-awareness and effectiveness in working with families.
                       Intended Audience:        Family Members and Caregivers of Children with Special Needs, Birth
                       through Primary Educators, Early Childhood Special Educators, Early Care
                       and Education Providers, Related Service Personnel, Administrators
                       Content Area/Level:       Introductory/ Skill-Building        Contact Hours: 6
                       Registration & Continental Breakfast:        8:30 – 9:00      Workshop:       9:00 – 3:00
Location:              Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608


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                                             Friday, October 15, 2010
                      Adapting the Curriculum to Meet the Needs of All Children
Presenters:           Janis Jones, Excel Early Childhood Consultant Services
Description:          This interactive workshop will focus on best practices for ALL learners. Participants will explore ways
                      to create and implement a curriculum and activities that reaches students regardless of ability,
                      disability, gender, culture and the gifted and talented student.
                      Intended Audience:         Birth through Primary Educators, Related Service Personnel, Family
                      Members and Administrators
                      Content Area/Level:        Skill-Building                    Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00          Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608



                                             Friday, October 22, 2010
               Understanding Executive Function and its Effects on Learning and Behavior
Presenters:           Chris Dendy, Cherish the Children
Description:          Recently executive function has emerged as a key factor influencing school success or failure for
                      students with ADD, ADHD, SLD and other learning challenges. The speaker will provide a description
                      of nine components of executive function and their impact on learning and behavior plus a brief
                      overview of 10 key ADHD facts that impact learning. This nuts and bolts workshop also targets
                      common related learning problems, plus offers practical strategies to address executive function
                      deficits, including memory skills, organizational skills, written expression, math performance, and long-
                      term project completion. Tommy Dendy will also speak from a father's perspective about the
                      challenges of ADHD and executive function deficits.
                      Intended Audience:        Special Educators, Related Service Providers, Early Intervention Service
                      Coordinators, Parent Liaisons and Providers, Family members of children receiving services through
                      CFC Early Intervention, Community and Head Start Child Care Providers
                      Content Area/Level:       Introductory                          Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:        8:30 – 9:00        Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608



                                    Thursday November 4, 2010
                 The CSEFEL Model – Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Needs
Presenters:           Angela Searcy, Simple Solutions Educational Services
Description:          Behaviors, such as hitting, biting, hair pulling, short attention spans, high activity levels and
                      tantrums are common among young children. It is up to the adults who care for young
                      children to understand what these challenging behaviors might mean and help them
                      eliminate them. This workshop will outline a method of looking at challenging behaviors
                      developed by The Center for Social and Emotional Foundations in Early Learning (CSEFEL)
                      that is individualized and comprehensive. This workshop will provide a step by step guide
                      that makes creating behavior interventions and working with families more effective and
                      helps us meet children’s social emotional needs and our own.
                      Intended Audience:       Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                      Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                      Content Area/Level:      Introductory/Skill-Building     Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 – 9:00      Workshop: 9:00 – 3:00
Location:             CHA Charles Hayes Center, 4859 S. Wabash, Chicago, IL 60616 on October 7
                      Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608 on November 4
                                   Please note that this is a two part workshop.
                           You must register for and attend both days to receive credit.

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                                             Friday, November 5, 2010
                           Visual Communication Skills for Children with Autism
Presenters:           Mary Crissman, Consultant/ Presenter
Description:          Children with autism have difficulty processing language. In addition, they often display significant
                      difficulty communicating. Visual communication supports aid in the processing of language as well as
                      provides a reliable means of communication. Workshop presented ideas to create and utilize visual
                      supports to enhance comprehension and production of language in children with autism.
                      Intended Audience:        Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Related Service Personnel, Family
                                                Members and Administrators
                      Content Area/Level:       Skill Building                     Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:      8:30 – 9:00       Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                                            Friday, November 12, 2010
               Challenging and Aggressive Behavior in Young Children: It’s Not About You!
Presenters:           Mary Wonderlick, Consultant/ Presenter
Description:          Behavior and classroom management are always an area of serious concern for those who are with
                      children. Learn that many behaviors of children, seen as negative by adults, are actually NOT
                      INAPPROPRIATE. Behaviors represent communication, developmental stages, ability to process
                      and/or understand and needs for facilitation and practice. Learn to understand behavior and
                      management strategies. Learn a variety of problem solving strategies to understand and facilitate the
                      management of the behaviors of children. It’s a kid’s world after all ……. Let’s make it all about them.
                      Intended Audience:       Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                                               Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                      Content Area/Level:      Introductory/ Skill building                          Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:     8:30 – 9:00        Workshop:         9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                                             Friday, December 3, 2010
               Transitioning from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education
Presenters:           Expert Transition Panel, including CFC & ECSE Staff, EI Providers and Parents
Description:          This workshop will provide participants with the information and tools needed to ensure a successful
                      transition from early intervention services to early childhood special education programs and services.
                      The workshop will include a description of Child and Family Connections (CFC); an overview of the
                      Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP): the difference between Part C ( Early Intervention- Birth to
                      Three) and Part B ( Public School 3- 5) services; screening (Child Find activities); the assessment and
                      evaluation process; and an overview of the Individualized Education Program (IEP).
                      Intended Audience:        Birth through Preschool Educators, Early Intervention Staff, Family
                                                Members, Related Service Personnel and Administrators
                      Content Area/Level:       Introductory                       Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:       8:30 – 9:00      Workshop:          9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




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                                             Friday, December 3, 2010
                     Embedding Assessment: If We Don’t Know Where We’re Going,
                 How Do We Know When We’re There? Documentation and Assessment
Presenters:           Judy Harris Helm, Best Practices, Inc.
Description:          This workshop helps teachers work on integrating assessment into their daily routines and themes,
                      units and projects. Topics include using the environment to assess, efficient use of anecdotal notes, a
                      variety of ways to collect checklist data, and integration of assessment with teaching style. Authentic
                      artifacts from classrooms are used to practice skills. The day ends with a guided anticipatory planning
                      web experience in which teachers practice integrating assessment into their planning process.
                      Intended Audience:         Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                                                 Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                      Content Area/Level:        Introductory                       Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:       8:30 – 9:00       Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                                            Friday, December 10, 2010
                         Scribble Scrabble: Because Prewriting is Literacy, Too!
Presenters:           Mary Wonderlick, Consultant/ Presenter
Description:          Look through a different lens at play and toys which entice children to the various centers so that
                      they’ll have increased and improved prewriting / writing opportunities. Understand how grasp and
                      strokes develop in many of the classroom centers. Beef up your writing center. See and sample a
                      variety of toys and manipulatives guaranteed to “draw” youngsters to the joy of prewriting. Learn
                      activities and strategies that inveigle children to make purposeful marks; create some for yourself
                      and colleagues. Come to look. Come to play.
                      Intended Audience:         Birth through Kindergarten Educators, Family Members, Support Staff,
                                                 Administrators, and Related Service Personnel
                      Content Area/Level:        Introductory/ Skill building      Contact Hours: 6
                      Registration & Continental Breakfast:        8:30 – 9:00     Workshop:        9:00 – 3:00
Location:             Westside Technical Institute, 2800 S. Western Avenue, Chicago IL, 60608




                                  Content Level of Workshops
 Our workshops are organized around three focus or content levels: Introductory, Skill-Building, and Challenge.
 Introductory workshops:       Provide general or basic information regarding the topic. An overview of a
                               body of knowledge may be presented. These workshops will provide
                               participants who have little knowledge on the topic an opportunity to
                               develop an awareness of, or familiarity with the content.
 Skill-Building workshops:     Provide additional information on a topic and assist participants in using
                               the information.
 Challenge workshops:          Provide opportunities for advanced problem solving and analysis,
                               synthesis, or evaluation of the material.


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                                   Presenter Biographies
                Leesa Albert                                 Dina Emser                                   Janis Jones
A Family Resource Specialist for             Dina Emser works as a Certified              Janis P. Jones is a training consultant for
STARNET Region V with experience             Professional Development Coach and           Teaching Strategies Inc. (Creative
supporting children with sensory             Educational Consultant working with          Curriculum) and also works as an
processing disorders and related             individuals, schools, and organizations.     independent ECE consultant, specializing
disabilities, Leesa has worked as a          Dina has over 20 years of experience in      in program administration and
community organizer and urban education      education, teaching every grade level        management. She provides technical
instructor. She holds a Masters degree in    through eighth grade, as well as college     assistance and support to early child-
from the University of Minnesota and co-     level students, teachers and parents Dina    hood programs including the professional
founded a Chicago area support group for     has presented at educational conferences     development of teachers, career advising,
families navigating the special needs        in the U.S. and Canada. She trains           workforce development issues and
arena.                                       teachers and parents in Positive             program design. Ms. Jones has been a
                                             Discipline in the United States and          classroom teacher, supervisor, program
             Barbara Becker                  abroad.                                      director, and trainer. Janis received her
Barbara Becker is a former Head Start                                                     master’s degree and Infant/Toddler
parent and holds a Masters Degree in              Catherine H. Gottfred, Ph.D.,           certification from Erikson Institute.
Early Childhood Special Education. Ms        Dr. Gottfred co-author of Building
Becker received an award for teaching        Language Throughout the Year: the Early               John T. Lybolt, Ph.D.,
excellence at Daley College and led Hull     Literacy Preschool Curriculum founded        Dr. Lybolt, co-author of Building
House Association in the Head Start          Leap Learning Systems in 1988. She is a      Language Throughout the Year: the Early
Promising Practices Network. She has         past President of the American Speech-       Literacy Preschool Curriculum, oversees
presented at numerous conferences and        Language-Hearing Association, and            early childhood and school age language
currently administers the Hull House         actively oversees Leap Learning Systems      enrichment program development for
Early Reading First Project as well as       program offerings. Dr. Gottfred              Leap Learning Systems. Dr. Lybolt holds
three family literacy programs.              received her doctoral degree in speech       a doctorate degree in Communication
                                             pathology from Northwestern University       Sciences from Northwestern University
              Mary Crissman                  and received the Louis DeCarlo Clinical      and has an extensive background in
Mary Crissman is the Senior Autism           Achievement Award from the American          research, teaching and presenting school-
Trainer for the Little Friends Center for    Speech-Language-Hearing Association in       based teaching techniques, programs, in-
Autism. She’s been in the field since the    1995.. She is a former adjunct assistant     services, and curricula development. He
early 1980’s and served as the Life Skills   professor at the University of Illinois,     has developed language and literacy-
Center for Children with Autism director     Urbana-Champaign and has presented at        based curricula that have impacted
for 15 years. She specializes in providing   national, state and local conventions on a   professional development at a variety of
training to children with autism and their   wide variety of speech and language          Chicago community based organizations.
parents. Mary also has extensive             development topics.                          Dr. Lybolt has taught classes in language
experience in staff training and has                                                      development and has been instrumental in
presented at several state and national           Judy Harris Helm, Ed.D.,                developing speech and language classroom
conferences. Mary also has extensive         Judy Harris Helm, Ed.D. began her career     curricula for National Lewis University.
training in PECS.                            teaching first grade then taught 4 year
                                             olds, directed, and designed early
                Chris Dendy                  childhood programs and taught in teacher
Chris Dendy is an author and former          training programs. She served on the
educator, school psychologist, children’s    Task Force for the design of the Valeska
mental health professional with 40+ years    Hinton Early Childhood Education Center,
experience, plus the mother of three         eventually becoming Professional
grown children with ADHD. The author of      Development Coordinator for the school.
four popular books and three videos on       For ten years she has been assisting
ADHD, Chris was inducted into CHADD’s        early childhood and elementary schools in
Hall of Fame for her contributions to the    integrating research and new methods
field. Her first book Teenagers with ADD     through her consulting and training
& ADHD has sold over 100,000 copies.         company, Best Practices, Inc. Dr. Helm
She was the lead author for the CHADD        completed her graduate studies for both
Educator's Manual and is a co-founder of     her M.A.T and Ed.D. at West Virginia
CHADD's Teacher to Teacher training          University, College of Human Resources
program.                                     and Education.

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          Thomas Phelan, Psy.D.                           Antoinette Taylor
Dr. Thomas Phelan, author of the best-        Antoinette Taylor has over 14 years of
selling, awarding winning 1-2-3 Magic         Special Education and Disability Services
Parenting Program, is an internationally      experience working with age groups from
renowned expert and lecturer on               six months to age twenty-one.
parenting and Attention Deficit Disorder.     Antoinette’s experience includes working
A registered PhD clinical psychologist, he    with individuals with Special Needs
appears frequently on radio and television    ranging from Mild to Profound with
and maintains a private practice. Dr.         Autism, ADHD/ADD Pervasive
Phelan received his doctorate from            Developmental Delay, Developmental
Loyola University and is a member of the      Delay, Learning Disability, Social
American Psychological Association and        Emotional Disturbance, Cerebral Palsy,
the Illinois Psychological Association. The   Cognitive Impairment and more. She has      STARNET Region V extends
father of an ADD child, he has served on      worked with support groups, community
the boards of directors for ADDA and          centers and churches since 1999.
                                                                                          a very special thanks to
CHADD, two national ADD organizations.                                                    our Early Childhood
                                                                                          Community Focus Group
             Michele’ Robinson                              Mary Wonderlick               Members:
Michele` Robinson is currently Dean of        Mary N. Wonderlick, M.A. provides
the Business and Social Science Division      professional development for many
at Harper College as well as Assistant        segments of early childhood community.
                                                                                             Barbara Becker
Professor in the Early Childhood              A retired Early Childhood Special               Angela Berger
Education department. Michele` has            Education teacher, her professional
                                                                                              Danielle David
worked in the field of Early Childhood        experiences include providing program
Education for more than 15 years and has      and staff support services in classroom/         Leon Denton
served in various positions. She has          behavior management and curricular             Monique Draper
presented on the local, statewide, and        modifications; teaching a self-contained
national level on topics ranging from         ECSE class; citywide itinerant inclusion
                                                                                               Angela Evans
Curriculum Development, Illinois Early        specialist; liaison to Chicago Youth            Don Hamilton
Learning Standards, and Diversity             Services Head Start programs; and               Benita Hunter
Awareness in Early Childhood Education        ECERS assessor. She has been a
Programs. She maintains active                Professional Development Coach and has          Carole Ireland
memberships in various national               taught at the college level as adjunct          Deborah Jobst
organizations committed to education.         faculty at Elmhurst College. Mary
                                              presents on a variety of topics at local
                                                                                                Janis Jones
          Angela Searcy                       and national conferences: ADHD,                Mary Lee Kelley
Angela Searcy holds a B.A. degree in          behavior, learning needs / learning              Viola Mackie
English and secondary education and a         differences, sensory processing, the
M.S. degree in early childhood                development of prewriting and the            Carol R. Muhammad
development from Erikson Institute, with      concept of time. She is currently a            Beatrice Nichols
a specialization in Infant Studies and a      facilitator of the NAEYC At Risk and
credential in developmental therapy.          Special Needs Interest Forum, delegate
                                                                                           Barbara O'Laughlin
Angela is the owner and founder of            to the NAEYC’ Affiliate Council and             Stacy Peterson
Simple Solutions Educational Services.        member of the IL AEYC and IDEC                 Elizabeth Purvis
Her expertise encompasses developing          boards. She is one of the authors of the
behavior modification programs from a         brochure Finding an Appropriate
                                                                                               Julie Ramski
neuropsychological perspective, and           Preschool for Your Child with Special            Stacey Rings
creating professional development             Needs, available in both English and        Tonja Robinson-Harris
grounded in neuroscience research             Spanish through ERIC.
related to adult learning. She has been                                                       Angela Searcy
featured on Chicago Public Radio’s                                                          Antoinette Taylor
Chicago Matters, Chicago Parent and
Chicago Baby Magazines and is a regular
                                                                                               Leon Walker
speaker for the Learning and the Brain                                                      Pearl Washington
Conference Sponsored by Harvard, Yale                                                       Tonya Wilcoxson
and Stanford Universities.
                                                                                            Mary Wonderlick


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                                    Additional Resources
Chicago Metro AEYC                  Illinois Learning Project           National Center for Early
312.427.5399                        877.275.3227                        Development and Learning
www.chicagometroaeyc.org            www.illinoisearlylearning.org       919.966.7180

Child and Family Connections        Illinois Parents                    www.fpg.unc.edu/~NCEDL/
1.888.594.8364                      877.275.3227                        National Center for Learning
1.800.323.4163 TTY                  www.illinoisparents.org             Disabilities
www.childandfamilyconnections.org                                       888.575.7373
                                    Illinois Resource Center            www.ncld.org
Child Trends, Inc.                  224.366.8555
202.572.6000                        www.thecenterweb.org/               National Early Childhood
www.childtrends.org                                                     Technical Assistance Center
                                    Illinois State Board of Education   919.962.2001
Committee for Children              1.800.845.8749                      www.nectac.org
800.634.4449                        www.isbe.state.il.us
www.cfchildren.org                                                      National Head Start
                                    The Interdisciplinary Council       Association
Designs for Change                  on Developmental & Learning         703.739.0875
312.236.7252                        Disorders                           www.nhsa.org
www.designsforchange.org            301.656.2667
                                    http://www.icdl.com                 National Information Center
Council for Exceptional Children                                        for Children and Youth with
Division of Early Childhood         Learning Disability Association     Disabilities (NICHY)
406.543.0872                        of America                          800.695.0285
www.dec-sped.org                    412.341.1515                        www.nichcy.org
                                    www.ldanatl.org
Family Resource Center on                                               Parents as Teachers
Disabilities                        National Association of Child       1.866.728.4968
(312) 939-3513                      Care Resources and Referral         www.patnc.org
http://frcd.org                     Agencies
                                    703.341.4100                        Project CHOICES
Family Support Network              www.naccrra.net                     630.778.4508
309.693.8981                                                            www.projectchoices.org
www.familysupportnetwork.org        National Association for the
                                    Education of Young Children         Recording for the Blind
Illinois Action for Children        (NAEYC)                             and Dyslexic
312.823.1100                        800.424.2460                        800.221.4792
www.daycareaction.org               www.naeyc.org                       www.rfbd.org

Illinois Department of              National Black Child                Voices for Illinois Children
Human Services                      Development Institute               312.456-0600
1.800.843.6154                      202 833-2220                        www.voices4kids.org
1.800.447.6404 TTY                  www.nbcdi.org
www.dhs.state.il.us                                                     Zero to Three Center for
                                                                        Infants, Toddlers and Families
                                                                        202.638.1144
                                                                        www.zerotothree.org

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          ILLINOIS STARNET REGIONAL OFFICES
Northwest I & Central Region III
Center for Better Practices in Early Childhood Education
32 Horrabin Hall, 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
800-227-7537 ext 250
309-298-1634 ext 250
Fax 309-298-2305
www.wiu.edu/starnet
email: starnet@wiu.edu

Northern Region II
The Center
2626 South Clearbrook Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
224-366-8579
Fax 847-278-5434
www.thecenterweb.org/starnet

Southern Region IV
St. Clair County Regional Office of Education
1000 South Illinois Street
Belleville, IL 62220
618-825-3966
Fax 618-825-3999
http://roe.stclair.k12.il.us/starnet

City of Chicago Region V
Chicago Public Schools
Office of Special Education and Support
125 South Clark Street, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60603
773-553-5596
Fax 773-553-5595
www.StarnetChicago.org

South Suburban/East Central Region VI
Southwest Cook County Cooperative
Association for Special Education
6020 W. 151st Street
Oak Forest, IL 60452
708-342-5370
Fax 708 687-2247
www.swcccase.org/starnet


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STARNET Region V
Chicago Public Schools
125 S. Clark Street – 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603




                  City of Chicago                         STARNET Region V
                  Richard M. Daley                        125 S. Clark Street – 8th Floor
                  Mayor                                   Chicago, IL 60603
                                                          Phone: 773.553.5596
                  Chicago Public Schools                  Fax:    773.553.5595
                  Ron Huberman                            www.StarnetChicago.org
                  Chief Executive Officer
                                                          Evelyn Polk Green
                  Barbara Eason-Watkins, Ed.D.
                                                          Resource Specialist
                  Chief Education Officer
                                                          ejgreen@cps.k12.il.us
                                                          773.553.5592
                  Chicago Board of Education
                                                          Kenya Robinson
                  Clare Munana                            Resource Specialist
                  Vice President                          kmrobinson7@cps.k12.il.us
                                                          773.553.5593
                  Members:
                  Norman R. Bobins                        Leesa Albert
                  Tariq H. Butt, M,D.                     Family Resource Specialist
                  Alberto A. Carrero, Jr.                 lmalbert@cps.k12.il.us
                  Peggy A. David                          773.553.5596
                  Roxanne Ward
                                                          Cristyn Davis
                  Office of Special Education & Support
                                                          Family Resource Specialist/Administrative Support
                  Richard G. Smith, Ed.D.
                                                          cmdavis10@cps.k12.il.us
                  Chief Officer
                                                          773.553.5720

                  Jawanda Hairston
                                                          Illinois State Board of Education
                  Director,
                                                          Division of Early Childhood Education
                  Program Development
                                                          Kay Henderson
                  Angela Higginbotham                     Division Administrator
                  Program Manger,
                  Early Childhood Special Education       Pam Reisling-Rechner
                                                          ISBE Principal Consultant

								
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