Hot off the Press . . . Fall 2018 “Illinois E.A.R.S. Newsletter” . . .

The latest edition of the IL E.A.R.S. newsletter is available now.  You can click on the links below to read the latest and greatest in Illinois.


English Newsletter CLICK HERE

Boletín informativo español HAGA CLIC AQUÍ

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Upcoming Special Education Law and Advocacy Course in Wood Dale, Choose from Saturday, October 13 or Tuesday, October 16 . . . .

Choose from 2 sessions

Saturday, October 13

Tuesday, October 16



FREE training for parents who:

  • Have children with a disability who will enter or are currently in grades K-12
  • Want the most appropriate education services for their child with special needs
  • Want to know their rights as a parent in today’s education system
  • Need a refresher course on the skills needed to get your child what is needed to succeed
  • Want to go into their IEP meeting more prepared

FREE training for professionals who:

  • Want to know what parent rights are
  • Want to service and support their clients correctly and effectively

Conference Information:

  • DATE
    • Saturday, October 13th OR
    • Tuesday, October 16th
    • Child’s Voice School – 180 Hansen Court, Wood Dale
  • TIME
    • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    • Session includes a working lunch, please bring a packed lunch.
    • LSLS Credit of 5.0 hours
    • EI Credit of 5.0 hours
    • Educator PD Credit of 5.0 hours
    • Andrea Marwah, IL School for the Deaf Outreach
  • Child care is not provided at this conference, no children under 15 may attend.

CLICK HERE for English flyer

Haga clic aquí para ver el volante



Parent/Child Survey – Vanderbilt Fatigue Scale for Children with Hearing Loss (children age 11-17) …..

Sharing: The Listening and Learning Lab at Vanderbilt is currently developing a questionnaire to identify children struggling with listening-related fatigue. We invite parents of children with or without hearing loss (age 6-17) and children with or without hearing loss (age 11-17) to fill out a brief online survey about listening fatigue. If both parent and child will participate, they must complete the questionnaire at the same time. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card.



Illinois Hands & Voices is joining HLAA’s Chicago Walk4Hearing on September 30th – will you join us??? …..


IL Hands & Voices is always finding unique and fun ways to raise money and get families who have children with hearing loss together socially.  The Chicago Walk4Hearing is one of those events.  Join us in helping raise funds to HLAA and in turn for IL Hands & Voices.

What a fun way to spend a beautiful Saturday in September.

CLICK HERE to join our team and donate today

CLICK HERE for interactive document

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The Chicago Park District is hosting Lil Campers for Kiddos Ages 3 – 7 August 6th – August 10th …

Click Lil Campers Flyer to download flyer.

Lil Campers Summer Camp 2018

The Chicago Park District is Hosting Summer Day Camp for Kiddos Kindergarten to 8th Grade on June 25 – August 3rd…

Click  Deaf & Hard-of-HearingSummer Day Camp Flyer 2018 to download the flyer.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Summer Camp 2018

The Chicago Park District is hosting Leadership Camp for High School Students June 25 – August 3rd…

We do offer Teen Leadership Camp for those who are in high school during the 3 camps. This camp is FREE. This camp combines service to the park with fun activities for teens. Develop leadership, leisure and outdoors skills through variety of art & crafts, swimming, nature and games and visit different places of the city with the Camp Sign campers. Teambuilding games, creative thinking, will be part of the program. Volunteer Application will need to be filled out to those who are 17 years of age and older. See attachment or can go on our webpage www.chicagoparkdistrict.comOnce completed, please send to my attention. I will accept fax or can scan the forms to my work email address.

Teen Leadership Camp 2018