14th Annual Free Virtual Family Conference – The Power of Families Using Your Voice to Make a Difference
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - Sunday, August 1, 2021, All Day
Resources and inspiration for adult family members of children with disabilities
The Illinois Family Leaders Collaboration presents the 14th Annual Free Virtual Family Conference July 29 to Aug. 1.
This virtual conference provides a variety of live, interactive training events. Register for each free session that you want to attend:
- Sign Language Basics: Talking with Your Hands
July 29 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Presenter: Sheri Kraus
Description: Participants will learn basic signs. All participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the training.
Visit the Sign Language Basics session registration page to sign up.
- Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy
July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Presenter: Paula Wills, FRCD
Description: Are you frustrated by the alphabet soup of acronyms? Is your child struggling in school and you don’t know how to help? Join this webinar for important tools that will help turn your frustration into empowerment and effective advocacy for your child.
Visit the Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy registration page to sign up.
- Inclusion: It Can Happen for All Students!
July 31 from 9 to 11 a.m.
Presenter: Karri Potter, Family Matters
Description: When students with and without disabilities learn together in the same classroom everyone benefits. In this session, you will learn about evidence-based practices that promote inclusion for students of all ability levels. You will also be provided examples of accommodations and modifications that can be used to promote the success and learning of all students with disabilities.
Visit the Inclusion: It Can Happen for All Students registration page to sign up.
- Trauma-Informed Care at School and Home
Aug 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Presenter: Anni Reinking, STAR NET Regions I & III
Description: Educators are often provided training or coursework focused on trauma-informed practices in classrooms. During a collective trauma when children are home more, it is also important that trauma-informed care is embedded into home settings. In this session, participants will critically analyze trauma-informed practices in school buildings to gather strategies to embed in home settings.
Visit the Trauma-Informed Care at School and Home registration page to sign up.